Monthly Archives: June 2015

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No. of UK plug-in vehicles rises by 366%

By | June 30th, 2015|Webwatch|

Climate Action reports that the number of ultra-low emission plug-in vehicles (electric and hybrid) in the UK has more than tripled over the past year, with grants from the Government helping to promote the rise.  9,046 such vehicles were registered in the first quarter of 2015 – a rise of 366% from the same period in 2014. [...]

WEEC

By | June 30th, 2015|Webwatch|

The 8th World Environmental Education Congress [ WEEC ] is taking place this week in Göteborg.  You can follow the activity here. The theme is: People & Planet – how can they develop together?  

OMEP UK

By | June 30th, 2015|Webwatch|

OMEP is an international NGO with Consultative Status at the United Nations and UNESCO.  It was founded in 1948 to defend and promote the well-being and education of children from birth to eight.  It welcomes as members everyone with an interest in the education and well-being of children and their families. Members include practitioners, academics, students, [...]

Can Pooh and Piglet save the Bees?

By | June 29th, 2015|Book Review|

The British Beekeepers Association, in partnership with Egmont Publishing, have created a new ‘bee-friendly’ guide inspired by Winnie-the-Pooh, with activities for families to help save honey bees.  In the Guide, which can be found here, Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet plant a flowering window box, in Oxford. Pooh's 10-point guide to saving bees is listed by the [...]

Is this the largest green roof?

By | June 29th, 2015|Webwatch|

  Is this the world's largest green roof?  It's on a school in Dong Nai, near Ho Chi Min City.  You can read more about it here.  Have you come across anything more extensive?

NAEE meets NAAEE

By | June 28th, 2015|Blog|

The Executive Director of NAAEE, the North American Association for Environmental Education, Judy Braus, was in the UK briefly at the end of last week, en route to the 8th WEEC in Göteborg.  While here, she met NAEE President, Bill Scott, and discussed a range of issues that are common to both organisations.  They also explored some of [...]

Greening school grounds

By | June 28th, 2015|Webwatch|

Greening School Grounds - Creating Habitats for Learning has been republished as an ebook.  Green Teacher says that this is "The most complete compendium of schoolyard greening articles and activities by over 175 contributing educators."  The cost is $9.99.  You can get it here.  

Surfing against Sewage

By | June 27th, 2015|Webwatch|

Surfers Against Sewage at The Climate Coalition at Westminster last week Energy Live News reports the problems still being experienced by surfers on some UK beaches because of pollution.  Andy Cummins, Campaign Director for ‘Surfers Against Sewage’, an environmental charity protecting the UK’s oceans, waves and beaches, said, "We need the government to address the [...]

Gruffalo trails encourage children to learn from nature

By | June 26th, 2015|Environmental Education Feature|

Katrina Podlewska, from the Forestry Commission, and Dani Andres, from Spirit Public Relations, explore children's forest adventures with the Gruffalo. Ask primary children about the Gruffalo and the chances are most will be able to describe the character created by Julia Donaldson in the books The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child, illustrated by Axel Scheffler. So [...]

The Seed Festival – planting big ideas

By | June 26th, 2015|Webwatch|

The Seed Festival 2015 will feature thought leaders from local, national and international arenas who are advancing the latest innovations in the mitigation of and adaptation to climate change.  Organisers say that "Our debate will reveal the resulting social impact and show how businesses who are on the cutting edge of change can be aligned [...]