Monthly Archives: November 2015

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Good work in the West Midlands

By | November 5th, 2015|Blog|

If you click here, you can see what Groundwork West Midlands has been up to recently. Green Space Transformation caught our eye, along with its new report: Growing and Green Space. This confirms that 'practical involvement in growing and green space activities' are a powerful tool to help vulnerable people address personal and social issues. What puzzles [...]

2016 National Sustainable Schools Conference

By | November 5th, 2015|Webwatch|

The 2016 National Sustainable Schools Conference will be taking place on 2nd March in Leicester City Hall.  SEEd, the SSA and Leicester City Council are already looking forward to a conference which incorporates action learning workshops, expert keynote speakers, exclusive launches, and a full day of networking and learning for sustainability. The conference is open to anyone with an interest in education [...]

The CLOtC conference: developing character outside the classroom

By | November 4th, 2015|Webwatch|

The theme of this year’s Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (CLOtC) conference is developing character outside the classroom. It takes place on 26th November at the Gilwell Park Conference Centre in Epping Forest with a programme to help you reflect on this theme and improve your practice to windows product key ensure better outcomes for young people. [...]

Student Sustainability Summit in Bristol

By | November 3rd, 2015|Webwatch|

NUS, with others, is holding a two day student sustainability summit at the University of Bristol Students’ Union next Monday and Tueday 09/10 November. Although the event is aimed at students and student officers, staff that work in sustainability roles in are really welcome to attend, as pretty much all the issues being discussed require student-staff [...]

Kenya study visit

By | November 2nd, 2015|Webwatch|

As part of an EU-funded project, Young People on the Global Stage, TIDE is leading a study visit to Kenya in February 2016. Working alongside teachers from Spain and Kenya, the study visit takes the form of a course which will offer a fresh view on international development, including big questions about poverty and wealth, food and hunger, and sustainable development. There will be [...]

Environmental Education at Home Farm primary school, Colchester

By | November 2nd, 2015|Environmental Education Feature|

One of the winners of this year's Ashden Sustainable Schools Award was Home Farm primary school in Colchester.  What follows is taken from the Ashden case study which details the school's success. The Ashden judging panel said: “The senior management at Home Farm make a formidable team.  Their attitude to energy savings and renewables should [...]

Environmental Worldviews – a historical approach

By | November 1st, 2015|Book Review|

Environmental Worldviews – a historical approach is a book by Richard Jurin with contributions from John Disinger, Clay Schoenfeld and Jennifer Tomsen which will be published by Kendall Hunt in 2016. This, then, is not so much a review as an alert.  The key idea behind the book is that human–environment relationships are the result [...]