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Energy Trumps

Energy Trumps is a card game produced by the Centre for Alternative Technology, which enables players to learn more about different supplies of energy and the various positives and negatives features associated with each. There are cards on … gas, coal, oil, carbon capture, nuclear, passive solar, solar water heating, solar PV, CSP, liq bio…

100 Family Adventures

The Meeks took 2014-2015 as a family year out of formal education and work to travel round Britain in search of adventure.  This book of 100 ideas and activities to get you venturing outside and beyond your comfort zone with your nearest and dearest is the result.  Fun and motivating, each double page spread boasts…

South West Learning for Sustainability Coalition November Update

You will find the latest Update from the South West Learning for Sustainability Coalition here. This covers activities from Gloucestershire to Cornwall and across to Dorset. There are features on: natural mindfulness Bath’s climate change day Forest school training Walking in Gloucestershire School improvement through outdoor learning and sustainability in Devon Natural connections Complicit geographies –…

Fruit tree planting workshop

Brighton Permaculture Trust is organising a fruit tree planting workshop on Sunday 29th November. You will gain hands-on experience planting fruit trees using techniques and materials to ensure they receive the best possible start. It runs from 1000 to 1230; Further details here. And clicking here will show you more activities featured by Project Dirt.    …

Environmental education at Thornhill primary school, Cardiff

The third winner of this year’s Ashden Sustainable Schools Award was Thornhill primary school in Cardiff.  What follows is taken from the Ashden case study which details the school’s success. The Ashden judging panel said: “We found Thornhill Primary School to be a real innovator.  What’s more, Thornhill is willing to share ideas with other schools and help others to make the same…

Yew View

Yew View is a website devoted to the wildlife found in a Worcestershire garden. It is being used to document the wildlife projects undertaken on a 7 acre site in Worcestershire using wired cameras and Bushnell trail cams, and the idea is to watch, discover and learn more about the wildlife that makes ‘Yew View’ its home. It’s done…

How much food do you waste?

A recent report in the Guardian’s Environment section said that 1.3bn tonnes of food, about a third of all that is produced, is wasted every year.  This includes about 45% of all fruit and vegetables, 35% of fish and seafood, 30% of cereals, 20% of dairy products and 20% of meat. The Guardian also details a…