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Green Schoolyards Report

Green Schoolyards: A Growing Movement Supporting Health, Education and Connection with Nature is a newly released American report that describes the significant and diverse benefits of green schoolyards. The free, 70-page report documents the journeys and lessons of green schoolyard programs across the country and is informed by a rich dialogue that has been taking…

Generation Green: Smarter Power

British Gas with National Schools Partnership have launched Generation Green: Smarter Power – a new and free teacher’s resource and competition to help pupils aged 7-11 learn how new technology can help save energy.  Competition prizes include a £50,000 school energy makeover and a trip to the Science Museum. With Smarter Power pupils go on an energy…

Action for Sustainable Development

Today’s web watch is the, for now, last of our looks at  the Sustainable Development Goals Action for Sustainable Development [ Action4SD ] is a global civil society organisation to engage with the sustainable development agenda that brings together over 500 organisations and activists from around the world, particularly from the Global South. This platform aims to raise awareness, build…

The Global e-sustainability Initiative

Today’s Webwatch section continues its focus on the Sustainable Development Goals with a look at the Global e-sustainability Initiative [GeSI] which says it’s the leading source for impartial, credible information on emerging issues to do with ICT and sustainability. GeSI provides access to “thought leadership, tools and best practices for social and environmental sustainability”.  It sets out to communicate to…

Living Planet report

WWF has launched its Living Planet Report for 2016.  This global report is produced every two years, and is a comprehensive study of trends in species populations and the health of the planet. It aims to support governments, communities, businesses and organisations to make informed decisions on using and protecting the Earth’s resources. The report reveals that,…

An OECD action plan on the SDGs

Our Webwatch section continues its focus on those crucial international targets that were agreed a few months ago: the Sustainable Development Goals.  Today we look at the OECD. The OECD presented its strategic action plan for the Sustainable Development Goals to ministers from member countries on the meeting in Paris last June. The action plan is divided into four…

United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe

More today on the Sustainable Development Goals. The United Nations Regional Information Centre for Western Europe asks: What is your country doing to implement the sustainable development goals?  The Regional Information Centre (UNRIC) is organized into nine geographical & thematic desks and a library.  UNRIC aims to inform but also to engage Europeans in issues of global reach, and it works…