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Talking to MPs and Candidates

Teach the Future volunteer, Mystaya Brémaud has shared her perspective on why it’s important for young people to talk to parliamentary candidates about climate education. You can read the blog here. It begins: “Young people often feel hidden by a wall of headlines: the mainstream media voices our statistics more often than our opinions, making our every…

27th May 2024

Win us Climate Education – Teach the Future invites us to look at its updated general election webpages.  It says, “Help us win climate education this general election.”  If you are aged 14 to 26 you can watch its General Election campaign launch on Zoom on Monday May 27th at 1800. . Climate Action Countdown – If you would also like fun ideas for sustainability…

Natural England Update [II]

Here’s an additional update from Natural England by way of relevant evidence and reports, policy agenda developments, large scale delivery sector initiatives, resources and news items from the UK and abroad, with a focus on schools, education and learning. This supports the Strategic Research Network for People and Nature to develop better coherence and collaboration…

Books for Climate Action

The Conversation had a recent feature on books to inspire climate action. The books highlighted were: Fairhaven Fairhaven is a novel of climate optimism by Steve Willis and Jan Lee set in Malaysia. Through the eyes of an engineer turned celebrity, it sets out a blueprint for how low-lying countries can protect themselves against rising sea…

20th May 2024

Nature Connection – Generation Wild was recognised for ‘best contribution towards transforming nature connection’ at the recent 2024 Outdoor Recreation Network awards.  The programme offers a free nature connection programme for schools in economically disadvantaged areas and it has just passed a significant milestone with the 100,000th nature activity being completed by participating children.  To celebrate this, WWT has produced…

Through a Glass Darkly: Part 5 – Transformation

Today’s post is by regular contributor, Richard Jurin. Before his retirement, Richard led the Environmental Studies programme at the University of Northern Colorado, where he launched a degree in Sustainability Studies.  His academic interests are environmental worldviews and understanding barriers to sustainability. As ever, with our blogs, the views expressed are not necessarily shared by NAEE.…

Connecting water to global citizenship

Mary Murphy & Elsa Lee Connecting Water to Global Citizenship via Education for Sustainable Development (CW2GC) was an ESRCfunded research project at the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge that investigated the impact on young people’s learning through participation in community-based water regeneration projects. Its central aim was to explore what young people learn about…

13th May 2024

NAEE Journal – The latest edition of NAEE’s Environmental Education is now available for members.  It has a particular focus on insects: Small Wonders; Big Opportunities.  It is available on the member page of the website.  All other editions of the journal dating back to 1971 can be read via the website’s journal page. To become a member and get the journal…

Natural England Update

Here’s an update from Natural England by way of relevant evidence and reports, policy agenda developments, large scale delivery sector initiatives, resources and news items from the UK and abroad, with a focus on schools, education and learning. This supports the Strategic Research Network for People and Nature to develop better coherence and collaboration in…

Soya, Solar or Wine?

We occasionally feature the writings of Ronald Rovers, a Dutch commenter on sustainability. A 2023 post focused on whether it makes sense for a country in the northern latitudes to grow vines, or soybeans, or to house solar panels. This is how it begins: “I’m sitting on a terrace on the borders of the Moselle, tasting some local wine. And looking out over…