Monthly Archives: October 2015

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Remember, Remember the 5th of October

By | October 5th, 2015|Blog|

Today is Plastic Bag Tax Day across England, when stores with sufficient employees will have to charge at least 5p for every single-use plastic bag that shoppers ask for. Our President, Bill Scott, has argued that the day should be known as Nick Clegg Day from now on, to mark this shift, although he acknowledges [...]

Rolf Jucker Round Table

By | October 4th, 2015|Webwatch|

Rolf Jucker, one of the world’s leading experts in the field of learning for sustainability will be at the University of Worcester's St Johns campus on 14th October (2.30pm to 4.30), for a roundtable discussion on his new book ‘Do we know what we are doing? Reflections on Learning, Knowledge, Economics, Community and Sustainability'. Dr Jucker has [...]

Who will save the seas?

By | October 3rd, 2015|Blog|

Here's a story from the Sydney Morning Herald on a new WWF report that warns again about over-fishing: "Humanity's mismanagement of the ocean has led to the loss of almost half the world's marine mammals, birds, reptiles and fish in a single generation", an emergency edition of WWF's Living Blue Planet Report says, revealing a 49% decline in [...]

Wild about Gardens

By | October 3rd, 2015|Webwatch|

Project Dirt is promoting the Wild about Gardens week. This runs from October 26th to November 1st.  What will you be doing? If you want to organise an event, click here.

New model for outdoor learning?

By | October 2nd, 2015|Webwatch|

How do we create meaningful outdoor learning experiences which lead to sustainable behaviour change? The Real World Learning Network has spent the last three years exploring this question, and among the many outcomes is a model to support educators in reflecting and improving their provision of outdoor learning. The network says that the model brings together [...]

Latest Circular Economy News

By | October 1st, 2015|Webwatch|

Here are the latest stories from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.  We noted the following: Why Soil is the Key to Feeding the World Turning Waste Cotton Into A New Fibre Tesla's Powerwall batteries to be Available by End of 2015  

Natural Connections Blog

By | October 1st, 2015|Blog|

Have you seen the new Natural Connections Outdoor Learning blog? It aims to bring together bloggers who are researchers or practitioners in learning in natural environments (LINE), to share their practice, evidence findings and enthusiasm for outdoor learning in schools. The aim of this blog is to build on the collaborative model that has been developed through [...]