Sustainable Living – a new blog from Richard Jurin

By | February 8th, 2018|Blog|

Richard Jurin, a North American environmental educator, has a new blog that focuses on sustainable living.  As Richard puts it: Thoughts on what it really means for humanity to live sustainably: a blog for discussion on the reality of a vision for living sustainably with health, happiness, and well-being See this for greater detail.  Recent posts [...]

Ronald Rovers on the doughnut

By | February 6th, 2018|Blog|

We have written a number of articles on Kate Raworth’s ideas about the doughnut.  For example: January 2018  Doughnut Economics May 2017  The false laws of physics May 2015  A Safe and Just Space for Humanity Now Ronald Rovers – whose blog is an occasional feature here – has written about the hole in the [...]

Environment professionals and the 25 year plan

By | February 1st, 2018|Blog|

This is the latest in our series of commentaries on the government's 25 Year Environment Plan.  It's written by NAEE Fellow, Dr Phillip Murphy, of the University of Leeds. My first thought on receiving the report was at last a long-term view!  Undertaking paleo-environmental research means I deal in much longer time scales than 25 years but the very [...]

Natural England latest

By | January 30th, 2018|Blog|

Click here to read a round up  from Natural England of 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, policy [...]

Finding Nature

By | January 25th, 2018|Blog|

In a recent Nature Connections blog post, Miles Richardson examines recent research into whether it's nature knowledge or nature connections that are most likely to lead to pro-environment behaviours. This begins: "A fundamental component of environmental education, and a traditional aspect of nature engagement is environmental knowledge. Knowledge of nature is seen as being indispensable to [...]

Does the Science Curriculum really encourage fieldwork?

By | January 23rd, 2018|Blog|

In our latest blog on the government's 25 year plan for the environment, NAEE Fellow, Dr Melissa Glackin of King's College, asks whether the science curriculum actually encourages fieldwork – and environmental education. In Chapter 3 of the 25 Year Environmental Plan ‘Connecting people with the environment to improve health and wellbeing’ the Government claim, ‘the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]