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OMEP UK

OMEP is an international NGO with Consultative Status at the United Nations and UNESCO.  It was founded in 1948 to defend and promote the well-being and education of children from birth to eight.  It welcomes as members everyone with an interest in the education and well-being of children and their families. Members include practitioners, academics, students,…

Can Pooh and Piglet save the Bees?

The British Beekeepers Association, in partnership with Egmont Publishing, have created a new ‘bee-friendly’ guide inspired by Winnie-the-Pooh, with activities for families to help save honey bees.  In the Guide, which can be found here, Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet plant a flowering window box, in Oxford. Pooh’s 10-point guide to saving bees is listed by the…

NAEE meets NAAEE

The Executive Director of NAAEE, the North American Association for Environmental Education, Judy Braus, was in the UK briefly at the end of last week, en route to the 8th WEEC in Göteborg.  While here, she met NAEE President, Bill Scott, and discussed a range of issues that are common to both organisations.  They also explored some of…

Surfing against Sewage

  Surfers Against Sewage at The Climate Coalition at Westminster last week Energy Live News reports the problems still being experienced by surfers on some UK beaches because of pollution.  Andy Cummins, Campaign Director for ‘Surfers Against Sewage’, an environmental charity protecting the UK’s oceans, waves and beaches, said, “We need the government to address…

Gruffalo trails encourage children to learn from nature

Katrina Podlewska, from the Forestry Commission, and Dani Andres, from Spirit Public Relations, explore children’s forest adventures with the Gruffalo. Ask primary children about the Gruffalo and the chances are most will be able to describe the character created by Julia Donaldson in the books The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child, illustrated by Axel Scheffler. So…

The Nature and Wellbeing Act

  Does the UK need a Nature and Wellbeing Act of Parliament?  The Wildlife Trusts think we do. The legislation is designed to bring about the recovery of nature in a generation, for the benefit of people and wildlife.  The proposals have been drafted by The Wildlife Trusts and the RSPB and are supported by more than 20…

Have you got a sustainability story?

What has inspired you to care about sustainability?  Why is sustainability important to you?  What are your hopes (and maybe fears) for the future? The South West Learning for Sustainability Coalition is collecting sustainability stories with the hope of inspiring and shaping change.  The Coalition has a stall at the Sustainable Schools Conference in Bristol on 2nd July, so…