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October 1 – News Round up

NAEE is to receive a Green Apple Award (2018) for environmental best practice.   Our submission for the award will be included in The Green Book, an international work of reference. The Green Apple Awards began in 1994 and provide recognition for environmental endeavour among companies, councils, communities and countries.  The awards are organised by The Green Organisation –…

National Get Outside Day

Sunday [Sept 30th] is National GetOutside Day which is an idea hatched by the Ordnance Survey with the aim is to get a million UK people outdoors to have a good time – and maybe even to learn something valuable – even if it’s only that you can have a good time outside. Wordsworth knew a thing to two about this: The…

EER Bulletin 11

Environmental Education Research Bulletin 11 has been published.   This synthesizes and summarizes research from journals on issues pertaining to environmental educators.  The following caught our eye: Scientific Citizenship: Understanding student knowledge, motivations, and beliefs Vesterinen, V. – M., Tolppanen, S., & Aksela, M.. (2016). Toward citizenship science education: what students do to make the world a…

September 24 – News Round up

NUS has published the 8th year of its Sustainability Skills research, which includes perspectives on sustainability in education from students studying in the UK in both higher and further education.  As before, demand for action remains high with around of students 80% saying they want to see action from their institutions.  The proportion of students who say…

September 17 – News Round up

NAAEE says “Imagine if we treated educators and scientists like the superstars that they are.  Imagine if everyone believed that they had the power to effect change, even in the smallest of ways”. To facilitate this, they launched a new podcast about climate resiliency and education on September 12th.  You can listen to the promo here.  With support from National Geographic,…

Green Schools Blog

The Green Schools Project [GSP] was set up to enable young people to get involved with environmental projects.  The idea is that schools should be setting a good example, educating students about how to live in a way that minimises negative impacts on the environment.  GSP says that, in reality, this is often not the case…

September 10 – News Round up

As we noted last week, although the ENSI secretariat has now closed, its website archive is still available.  Syd Smith, former ENSI representative from Australia writes that a considerable legacy is left in place … What made ENSI unique over its 32 years of operation was its “emphasis on the implementation of Education for Sustainable Development across the…

September 3 – News Round up

Think Global announced the winner of the 2018 Global Educator of the Year Award – Samantha Olubodun who is a primary school teacher and a Specialist Leader in education, at Meadow County Primary School, Cheshire.  She works within her school and County to help pupils and teachers to better understand the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s),…