Tomorrow is Earth Day

By | April 21st, 2017|Webwatch|

Earth Day 2017 is tomorrow (22 April), bringing together more than 50,000 organisations in nearly 195 countries in order to "educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide". The first Earth Day was held back in 1970 and brought together 20 million people in the USA.  It helped to create public support for the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) [...]

Lesson plans and case studies on urban environmental education

By | April 21st, 2017|Webwatch|

NAAEE has posted a series of lesson plans and case studies on urban environmental education developed by participants of online professional development courses. EECapacity (2011). 26 Lesson Plans for Urban Environmental Education. EECapacity, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.  EECapacity (2012). 22 Lesson Plans for Urban Environmental Education. EECapacity, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. EECapacity (2014). 25 Lesson Plans for [...]

Protected Planet

By | April 20th, 2017|Webwatch|

Protected Planet is a source of information on protected areas, updated monthly with submissions from governments, non-governmental organizations, landowners and communities.  It is managed by the United Nations Environment Programme's World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) with support from IUCN and its World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA). It is a publicly available online platform where you can [...]

Circular Economy update

By | April 19th, 2017|Webwatch|

Click here for the latest from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation on the Circular Economy. The Circulate Reading List is a monthly review of issues relevant to the circular economy.  It begins like this: Phones, cars and buildings are just part of the circular economy story.  Find out why the biological cycle holds so much potential with Circulate's latest [...]

Trends and technologies in the UK energy agenda

By | April 18th, 2017|Webwatch|

You can download the 2017 World Energy Issues Monitor here. It shows that renewables ranked high in impact within every region identified in a survey of more than 1,200 energy leaders in 95 countries. Solar has seen immense growth in installed capacity reaching 227 GW by the end of 2015, while global wind power generation [...]

British Science Education

By | April 13th, 2017|Webwatch|

You can read the latest from British Science Education here.  BSE says that: "The poster and photo competitions that run as part of British Science Week are still open for entries for another month!  Get creative and you can be in with a chance of winning exciting prizes including copies of Roald Dahl's George's Marvellous Medicine and a camera." There's [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]