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It’s not Easy being Green

So said Kermit the Frog, as Dan Worth reminds us at the end of his recent article for tes.com The focus of the article is the DfE’s wish (in its sustainability and climate change strategy) that all schools and nurseries should have designated sustainability leads by 2025. In exploring this, Dan Worth argues that, although…

What the DfE Strategy doesn’t do

In today’s The Conversation, Elizabeth Rushton (UCL) and Lynda Dunlop (University of York) assess how far the DfE’s new sustainability and climate change strategy aligns with what teachers and young people want. They set out five things that teachers, teacher educators and young people would like to see in schools – and how the government’s…

So, what is environmental education?

Questions about the boundaries of environmental education have existed since its beginnings. Here’s what the North American equivalent to NAEE says: “Environmental education is a process that helps individuals, communities, and organizations learn more about the environment, and develop skills and understanding about how to address global challenges. It has the power to transform lives…

May 1st 2022

NAEE Manifesto Launch – NAEE launched its Young People’s Learning and the Environment Manifesto on April 28th.  The manifesto aims to build on existing work in schools and colleges to further stimulate change in thinking and practice, and thus help to better prepare young people for the social and environmental challenges they will face through their lives.  The Manifesto sets…

NAEE Manifesto Launch

NAEE launched its new manifesto last night to help young people meet the environmental challenges of the future. It aims to build on existing work in schools and colleges to further stimulate change in thinking and practice, and thus help to better prepare young people for the social and environmental challenges they will face through…