Monthly Archives: November 2016


Beyond GDP: Measuring progress, true wealth and well-being

By | November 3rd, 2016|Webwatch|

The Beyond GDP initiative is about developing indicators that are as clear and appealing as GDP, but more inclusive of environmental and social aspects of progress. This EU website provides a range of updates on recent developments and ongoing work across a number of countries.

Fakery and deception in wildlife film making

By | November 2nd, 2016|Webwatch|

The Guardian has an article on the long history of fakery and deception in wildlife film making. As most now know, even the BBC is not immune from this dishonesty. Will you be watching the fake-free Planet Earth II on BBC1 at 8pm on Sunday?

Global learning – lenses on the world

By | November 2nd, 2016|Webwatch|

Tide~'s new resource "Global learning - lenses on the world' is now available online. It addresses questions about poverty and wealth; hunger and food; and sustainable development. It has five free downloadable sections, supported by over 80 additional downloads, and is available in both English and Spanish. The resource shares work from Tide~'s three year project 'Young people [...]

The Burntwood Lecture

By | November 2nd, 2016|Blog|

The IES 2016 Burntwood Lecture is to be given by Baroness Parminter.  Her title is: Separation anxiety: The challenges for the environment from Brexit   The organisers say that this lecture series provides an opportunity for an eminent speaker to talk on a current, critical and often controversial environmental theme to an invited audience from the professions, universities and government.  In this [...]

A Living Planet?

By | November 1st, 2016|Webwatch|

WWF produced its Living Planet Index last week.  Here's the report summary. All environmental educators will find something in here of interest and importance.  Moreover, there is much that will enliven teaching of all kinds.