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How carbon literate are you?

Manchester Metropolitan University says it’s leading the world when it comes to teaching students to become “carbon literate”. Students studying Masters degrees in events, hospitality, food and tourism management in the Department of Food and Tourism Management have become the first in the world to gain a Carbon Literacy Certificate as part of their university course.  The teaching programme was…

Al D&T Challenge

The UK aluminium industry is inviting secondary school pupils to take up the Alu D&T Challenge.  Schools participating in this competition linked to the Design & Technology curriculum will get free teaching resources which encourage pupils to explore sustainable design and have their ideas judged by a panel of industry experts. The Alu D&T Challenge sets out…

Natural Connections Newsletters

You can keep up to date with what the Natural Connections initiative is up to by reading their informative newsletters. Their latest was published on 15th September.  It includes features on: the launch of the countryside classroom news from Natural Connections Hubs the South West Learning in the Natural Environment Collaboration stats on the effectiveness of…

Rolf Jucker Round Table

Rolf Jucker, one of the world’s leading experts in the field of learning for sustainability will be at the University of Worcester’s St Johns campus on 14th October (2.30pm to 4.30), for a roundtable discussion on his new book ‘Do we know what we are doing? Reflections on Learning, Knowledge, Economics, Community and Sustainability’. Dr Jucker has…

Who will save the seas?

Here’s a story from the Sydney Morning Herald on a new WWF report that warns again about over-fishing: “Humanity’s mismanagement of the ocean has led to the loss of almost half the world’s marine mammals, birds, reptiles and fish in a single generation“, an emergency edition of WWF’s Living Blue Planet Report says, revealing a 49% decline in…

New model for outdoor learning?

How do we create meaningful outdoor learning experiences which lead to sustainable behaviour change? The Real World Learning Network has spent the last three years exploring this question, and among the many outcomes is a model to support educators in reflecting and improving their provision of outdoor learning. The network says that the model brings together…