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More on the 25 Year Environment Plan

By | January 18th, 2018|Blog|

The government launched its 25 Year Environment Plan last week, and we heard the views of NAEE's President, Prof Justin Dillon about it on Tuesday.  Today, we hear from NAEE Trustee Dr Morgan Phillips.  What follows is a shortened version of what appears on Morgan's website. Last week, DEFRA launched their long-awaited environment plan: ‘A Green Future: [...]

The 25 Year Environment Plan: Green future or green wash?

By | January 16th, 2018|Blog|

Last week, the government launched its 25 Year Environment Plan, and we intend to cover this important event with a number of posts in the coming weeks.  We begin, appropriately, with the views of NAEE's President, Prof Justin Dillon of the University of Exeter. The long-awaited 25-year Environment Plan was launched on January 11 delivering on a [...]

EO Wilson and the needs of the Earth

By | January 11th, 2018|Blog|

The Centre for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy [CASSE] issued a blog by Brian Czech on January 8th that featured the latest project from EO Wilson: Nature Needs Half.  The blog starts: WE NEED NATURE.     NATURE NEEDS HALF.     ERGO, WE NEED NATURE TO GET HALF. Half of what?  The planet.  That’s the essence of E.O. [...]

You say you want a resolution

By | January 9th, 2018|Blog|

Today's blog is from Ben Ballin who chairs the West Midlands Sustainable Schools Network – @wmsussch – It is written in Ben's personal capacity It’s that time of year again when people look back on what they have achieved in the preceding twelve months and vow to do better in the following ones.  In that spirit, I have come up with [...]

NAEE’s Secondary Curriculum Handbook

By | December 21st, 2017|Blog|

NAEE's new Secondary Curriculum Handbook will be published on our website in early January.  As a foretaste, this is the Foreword to the report written by NAEE's Chair of Trustees: Writing some two years on from the publication of NAEE’s Early Years and Primary Curriculum Handbook in 2015, I was briefly tempted to write the [...]

An update from Natural England

By | December 19th, 2017|Blog|

Natural England has published its latest round up of recent and relevant evidence and reports, policy agenda developments, large scale delivery sector initiatives, resources and news items.  This supports the Strategic Research Groups for Learning in Natural Environments and Outdoors for All to develop better coherence and collaboration in research and to improve links between research, [...]

It’s so cool being an Eco-School!

By | December 14th, 2017|Blog|

Today's Guest Blog comes from Karen Davies, Partnerships Co-ordinator at Stafford Borough Council. Stafford Borough Eco-Schools Network continues to thrive!  The last meeting of the Summer term was held at Weston Road Academy in its refurbished ‘eco-classroom’.  Guest speaker, Prof Tausz from Birmingham University, spoke about ‘Norbury’s Unique Forest Experiment’ a world leading research project looking at the [...]

Post-Sustainability and Environmental Education

By | December 12th, 2017|Blog|

Post-Sustainability and Environmental Education – Remaking Education for the Future is a new book.  The publisher says that it: "provides a critique of over two decades of sustained effort to infuse educational systems with education for sustainable development.  Taking to heart the idea that deconstruction is a prelude to reconstruction, this critique leads to discussions about how [...]

Children and Nature Network research digest

By | December 7th, 2017|Blog|

The latest edition of the Children and Nature Network research digest can be downloaded here. There is a lot in here under 6 headings: Access to Nature Benefits of Green Environments Birth Outcomes Environmental Knowledge, Attitudes & Behaviors Play & Playgrounds Enhancing the Impact of Research The following caught our eye: Children use greater cognitive resources [...]

New titles from Polity Press

By | December 5th, 2017|Blog|

Policy Press has recently published a number of new titles in environmental and urban studies.  These include: Mapping environmental sustainability: Reflecting on systemic practices for participatory research Edited by Sue Oreszczyn and Andy Lane  –  Hardback £75.00 ISBN: 978-1-4473-3157-5; epub £26.99 ISBN: 978-1-4473-3531-3; Amazon Kindle £26.99 ISBN: 978-1-4473-3532-0; epdf ISBN: 978-1-4473-3158-2  –  Explains the development of visual mapping [...]