Tri Hita Karana-Oriented Education as An Effort to Integrate Environmental Education in Bali High Schools
A good and healthy environment is the basic right of every Indonesian citizen. However, environmental problems are still a chore that cannot be solved by the Indonesian people until now. Tackling the problem of environmental damage is not solely the responsibility of the government, but also educational institutions. Educational institutions, especially schools, must be able to accommodate the formation of future successors who are able to apply the principles of sustainability and ethics in the environment from an early age. One of the policies taken by the government in order to instill awareness of the importance of the environment in schools is through environmental education. Through environmental education, it is expected to be able to produce human resources who are able to play an active role in environmental preservation and safety efforts for the benefit of present and future generations. To be able to integrate environmental education in schools, an appropriate educational model is needed. One model of education that can be applied to integrate environmental education in schools is education oriented to the values of Tri Hita Karana (THK). Through the THK concept, which is a weakness that contains values such as: (1) preserving nature, (2) maintaining the school environment, (3) maintaining school cleanliness, and (4) maintaining plants can certainly foster student awareness in schools about the importance of protecting the environment so that can play an active role in environmental preservation and safety efforts.