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Climate Justice

Dr Beth Christie is a Lecturer in Education in the Outdoor and Environmental Education Section of the Moray House School of Education at the University of Edinburgh. She is Programme Director for the MSc Learning for Sustainability, and a member of the Childhood and Youth Studies research group. Beth has a particular interest in climate…

October 5th 2020

Click here for an update on the Youth Climate Summit that’s being held from November 9 to 13. Co-ordinated by the charity Global Action Plan and a team of dedicated teachers, the Youth Climate Summit will be a week-long virtual festival of themed discussions and activities. GAP is inviting schools, teachers and organisations all over…

Is there one book every environmental educator should read?

Is it Silent Spring, perhaps?  Or Walden?  The Natural History of Selbourne, maybe, or A Sand County Almanac?  Then there’s Last Child in the Woods, Small is Beautiful or The Web of Life.  The Prelude, perchance, The Deserted Village, or The Mores?  Or Emile.  Is it Bedford 2046, Marx’s Ecology, The Child in the City, or Streetwise?  Or Deep Ecology: living as if nature mattered, Ariadne’s Thread, Environmentalism, or After Sustainability? Is it The Skeptical Environmentalist, or Capitalism as if the World Matters.  Or Collapse: how societies choose…

September 28th 2020

A UK citizens climate assembly on the climate issue and net zero emissions by 2050 has just ended.  After meeting for six weekends with climate experts and energy specialists, and discussing the issues, the assembly report emerged a couple of weeks ago. Many of its proposals were largely uncontroversial and many were already national policy. The assembly…

September 21 2020

An international team of researchers is conducting a survey about national and international participation in environmental education conferences. Particularly, it is looking to find out what barriers to participation exist for environmental education society members. The survey will take about 15 minutes and your responses are anonymous. It is here and the deadline for doing…

Us, Our City, Our World: A project exploring change with SEND students

Ann McGuire, Baskerville School, Birmingham This project involved five Birmingham schools: one primary for hearing impaired, two all-age special schools, one secondary autistic specific school and one small group of students from a mainstream secondary boys’ school (44 students in all). We wanted to make Global Learning especially meaningful and practical to our cohort of…