Monthly Archives: April 2017


LIFT-Off for new Frontiers for Sustainability

By | April 12th, 2017|Webwatch|

LIFT is the University of Gloucestershire’s pedagogical innovation programme, led by the Sustainability Team in partnership with the Academic Development Unit.  It reflects the strategic collaboration established between the two departments, to advance the Education for Sustainability work and support new academic initiatives and professional development in this area. The LIFT event on Thursday 8th June features: 8 [...]

Circulate update

By | April 11th, 2017|Webwatch|

Here's the latest from The Ellen MacArthur Foundation's Circulate team. There are features on: How can the circular economy work for people?  Organic matters, Urban bicycles,   Regeneration and restoration in Eritrea  Biodegradable shoes, deckles bike sharing, renewable microgrids and more.

Community Resilience to Climate Change

By | April 11th, 2017|Webwatch|

Disadvantaged groups need to be helped to cope with the cost pressures caused by climate change, according to a new report compiled by the University of Dundee for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. The report, ‘Community Resilience to Climate Change’ warns that shocks such as extreme weather events and stresses like changes in the cost of [...]

More research reports from Natural England

By | April 10th, 2017|Blog|

Here's more recent and relevant evidence and reports, policy agenda developments, large scale delivery sector initiatives, resources and news items issued by the partnership of Natural England, The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom and Historic England on behalf of and for the Strategic Research Groups.  This supports the Strategic Research Groups for Learning in Natural [...]

Garden birds in April

By | April 10th, 2017|Webwatch|

The BBC's Discover Wildlife has a feature on a range of the birds found in urban gardens: Garden birds in April: Dawn chorus. Here's an extract: The dawn chorus is one of those natural phenomena that lap at the doorstep, and yet is rarely heard and appreciated in its fullness. In theory, it’s easy to rise [...]

European Sustainable Development Week

By | April 8th, 2017|Webwatch|

It will soon be European Sustainable Development Week: 30 May - 5 June More detail here.  ESDW is a European-wide initiative to stimulate and make visible activities, projects and events that promote sustainable development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). There are currently 393 initiatives included across 11 different countries, and applications to take part [...]

Act now to go to the NAAEE 2017 annual conference

By | April 8th, 2017|Webwatch|

2017 Conference & Research Symposium Opportunities—Act Now! Call for Presentations due by April 10 Volunteer proposal reviewers needed by April 10 Scholarship applications accepted until June 16 Visit for details.   NAAEE says please share this announcement with your networks.  

Too much meat?

By | April 8th, 2017|Webwatch|

Treehugger has an article on a report from the Stockholm Resilience Centre on meat eating.  It begins: The director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre says it's a huge problem that meat is so "culturally embedded in Western societies."  Not many things rival climate change when it comes to big global problems needing to be solved; but [...]

Supporting Geography In Schools

By | April 7th, 2017|Webwatch|

The Royal Geographical Society supports the teaching and learning of geography in schools.  Drawing upon expertise in higher education, the Society offers a range of events, resources and activities aimed at teachers and pupils. It also recognises excellence in school geography and works as an effective advocate for the subject, engaging directly with government to [...]

Philosophy for Children Level 1

By | April 7th, 2017|Webwatch|

There's a two-day Philosophy for Children course that includes: The principles of philosophical enquiry; The 10-stage Philosophy for Children (P4C) process; Experiencing and reflecting on the enquiry process; Tools, techniques and stimuli to bring P4C to life; Next steps and the philosophy community; Level 1 handbook for each participant; P4C Level 1 certificate; It's on Friday [...]