1. Tony Juniper, environmentalist, President of the Wildlife Trusts, author, advisor to business and governments, Fellow of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to conservation. Tony’s latest book, the Ladybird Guide to Climate Change, is co-authored with the Prince of Wales and Dr Emily Shuckburgh, was published in January 2017.
2. Will you be in California in late October? If so, you could join the Bioneers Uprising. Bioneers was founded in 1990 in Santa Fe by social entrepreneurs Kenny Ausubel and Nina Simons. It seeks to help what it terms “the great transformation underway in human civilisation” by serving as a seed head for game-changing social and scientific vision, knowledge and practices that honor the genius of nature and human ingenuity. It tries to do this through an annual National Bioneers Conference, media, local conferences and community resilience networks, and leadership training programs focused on youth, women and Indigenous peoples. Vegetable Power.
3. The Natural History Museum’s newly refurbished Hintze Hall, the gateway to its collections and galleries, will re-open on Friday 14 July. The space will feature new specimens and exhibits that reflect the story of evolution, diversity in the world today, and our role in protecting the planet. A blue whale skeleton will be the central display, replacing the Diplodocus cast that’s been there since 1982. It will be surrounded by ten new display bays along the length of the hall, with exhibits representing the full extent of the Museum’s collections.
4. Think Global’s latest newsletter is here. You’ll find features on global learning after the election, the global educator of the year, educational resources, the worldslargestlesson, CEO Jess McQuail’s letter to Priti Patel, the Secretary of State for International Development, the ‘Active Citizenship’ strand of UCL’s Global Citizenship Programme, and more.
5. Solar for Schools is a social impact company with expertise in project management, engineering and ﬁnance. It sets out to help schools to “achieve their solar potential”, and has enabled nearly 50 schools to become solar schools.
6. These are some of last week’s headlines from the Environmental News Network
- Where climate change is most likely to induce food violence
- NASA Looks at Extreme Florida Rainfall by Satellite
- Sydney Harbour emissions equivalent to 200 cars on the road
- Record ‘green’ energy capacity added in 2016 as cost for renewables plunges – UN-backed report
7. Saturday 1st July was National Meadows Day. What did you do? Did you miss it (like us) or were you out there helping nature along? To find on what was happening in your area on click here. The organisers said:
National Meadows Day is a growing event which celebrates wildflower grasslands, providing an opportunity for you to showcase the amazing wildflowers and species you have on your sites and in your communities. Feedback from last year showed that many people attending events were surprised by the diversity of the flora and sheer number of insects and reptiles found in the meadows they visited. This really reinforced the importance of meadow preservation, and of the role of the National Meadows Day events in educating the public about this important habitat that is fast disappearing.