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Saplings Forest School opens today

The Saplings Forest School opens today on Salisbury Plain.  This is an outdoor pre-school, on the road to Pewsey in the heart of Wiltshire.  The pre-school, for children aged two to five, has canvas tents, wooden Wendy Houses, a willow dome, an outdoor kitchen, pulley systems and running drinking water and has been set up by two local teachers…

Tomorrow is Earth Day

Earth Day 2017 is tomorrow (22 April), bringing together more than 50,000 organisations in nearly 195 countries in order to “educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide”. The first Earth Day was held back in 1970 and brought together 20 million people in the USA.  It helped to create public support for the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)…

Lesson plans and case studies on urban environmental education

NAAEE has posted a series of lesson plans and case studies on urban environmental education developed by participants of online professional development courses. EECapacity (2011). 26 Lesson Plans for Urban Environmental Education. EECapacity, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.  EECapacity (2012). 22 Lesson Plans for Urban Environmental Education. EECapacity, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. EECapacity (2014). 25 Lesson Plans for…

Protected Planet

Protected Planet is a source of information on protected areas, updated monthly with submissions from governments, non-governmental organizations, landowners and communities.  It is managed by the United Nations Environment Programme’s World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) with support from IUCN and its World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA). It is a publicly available online platform where you can…

Circular Economy update

Click here for the latest from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation on the Circular Economy. The Circulate Reading List is a monthly review of issues relevant to the circular economy.  It begins like this: Phones, cars and buildings are just part of the circular economy story.  Find out why the biological cycle holds so much potential with Circulate’s latest…

Does changing our behaviour at school actually make a difference in terms of climate change?

Does changing our behaviour at school actually make a difference in terms of climate change? And if it does, how can we know? Sheila Gundry Bins slopping with school dinner waste…. images of tonnes of unnecessary waste dumped in landfill sites…. waste can really capture children’s attention. What’s more, it’s a tangible issue for children…