As happened in other parts of the world, the strengthening of the environmental dimension in educational processes in the 1990s had its impact on the promotion of green schools in both Mexico and Spain. They have been promoted for practically all educational levels from primary schools to universities, in the latter through various strategies, among which green campuses stand out. The scope of these programs has also varied. In general, they intend to contribute to the formation of environmental values that promote, through collaborative work, comprehensive environmental management actions to achieve an environmentally responsible citizenship. In recent years there has been a notable boost to the creation of national and international networks of schools and educational centers that share their sustainability projects and collaborate in the generation and transfer of pedagogical approaches and teaching materials. This chapter critically analyzes the development of these actions in Mexico and Spain, as well as their scope and medium and long-term impacts on school education processes and on the movement on education for sustainable development in both countries.
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