Monthly Archives: September 2016


International Day of Action on Throwaway Cups

By | September 30th, 2016|Blog|

Sadly, NAEE missed the fact that yesterday was the International Day of Action on Throwaway Cups.  We can only apologise and hope that you didn't throw too many away as a result. Here's a link to the International Paper Network website.  Mandy Haggith, co-ordinator of the Network says, ‘Throwaway cups, whether made of paper, Styrofoam or [...]

Community Ecology and Botany Courses

By | September 30th, 2016|Webwatch|

COMMUNITY ECOLOGY: 1st and 2nd October in Redruth Community development for conservation and ecological projects. Help your community to establish growing projects and natural spaces in urban and rural areas. EVERYDAY BOTANY: 15th and 16th October in Totnes Plant identification, Microscopy, Measure Ecosystems and biodiversity, Links to citizen science, Education for Sustainable Development, ethnobotany. For more details call [...]

30 Faces from the NUS

By | September 29th, 2016|Blog|

The NUS has launched 30 faces, a small project designed to help it identify what it was that influenced 30 young people to lead on sustainability. NUS says that their responses are insightful and motivational, and that 30 faces has helped it shape the new Green Impact for students’ unions [GISU] which was also recently [...]

Food Growing Schools: London

By | September 29th, 2016|Webwatch|

Food Growing Schools: London is delighted to invite you to a celebration event... Thursday 13 October 2016 – The Living Room, City Hall, The Queen's Walk, London, SE1 2AA Food Growing Schools: London is a Lottery funded project, which started in 2014 and aims to get every London school growing their own food.  It says: "Join us to [...]

Insights into the the Countryside Educational Accreditation Scheme

By | September 29th, 2016|Webwatch|

In the 13 year history of the Countryside Educational Accreditation Scheme (managed by FACE on behalf of the Access To Farms partnership), a total of 2,323 people have attended training, with nearly 75% of them choosing to enter their work for an accreditation through OCN. A long-term survey of farmers who have taken the course has just been [...]

Engaging children with nature through drama and storytelling

By | September 28th, 2016|Environmental Education Feature|

Sara Marshall, Eco Drama Schools Officer explores its latest project Out to Play. Founded in 2007, Eco Drama engages, entertains & inspires people of all ages to value and care for our natural world through inventive theatre, music, storytelling and creative learning workshops. Eco Drama’s latest project ‘Out to Play’ was designed to explore the [...]

A new WissensWerte film

By | September 28th, 2016|Webwatch|

The German non-profit project WissensWerte, has published a hand drawn, animated short-film called Awesome Oceans. It shows how fascinating this habitat is, but also how human behaviour endangers it. The video can be watched here. It has a Creative Commons license and can be used and shared for free in any way.  

Empowering learners and communities through STEM

By | September 28th, 2016|Webwatch|

Thanks to NAAEE for alerting us to the Underwriters Laboratories Education Award programme which has recognized five organizations for empowering learners and communities by linking the environment to STEM concepts, or E-STEM.  This year’s winners are: NY Sun Works Greenhouse Project, New York, $100,000, a New York City-wide initiative using hydroponic farming technology to educate students and teachers about [...]

An Ecologist blog

By | September 28th, 2016|Blog|

Here is a posting from the Ecologist blog by Keith Barnham who writes about a journey across the USA and all the interesting green issues he came across. The picture shows new 'solar leaves' that will be able to produce ethanol directly from sunlight – the perfect liquid fuel for automotive use – with just enough methanol [...]

Project Dirt next week

By | September 27th, 2016|Webwatch|

Here's what the Dirters are up to next week: Saturday 1st October Blue Patch Pops-Up with the UK's First Sustainable Department Store - Southwark, London (10am - 11am) Spoon carving - Petersfield, Hampshire (10am - 3pm) Apple & Chilli Festival - Cornwall (11am - 2pm)   Sunday 2nd October Apple Day Brighton - Brighton, East [...]