Date of Award
Bachelor of Science
Environmental Science and Policy
environment, education, sustainability, environmental education, early education, conservation
This paper analyses Environmental Clearinghouse of Schenectady, a local nonprofit environmental organization. The paper investigates the history of the organization as well as the effectiveness of its organizational and funding habits. A literary review was conducted to analyze the success of ECOS mission as well as the positive effects ECOS has on society using elements such as environmental education, the importance of early environmental education, how well the organization connects urban residents with the outdoors and the effectiveness of environmental programs. This research promotes the importance of early environmental education on our future generations health and environmental conditions. Additionally, through education, every person learns they are important and powerful enough to make a difference. ECOS is a small, local organization, but ECOS mission stretches past Schenectady’s town boundaries to benefit more people and more of our outdoor spaces.
Van Patten, Kate, "Environmental Clearinghouse of Schenectady" (2018). Honors Theses. 1654.