Talking to MPs and Candidates

Teach the Future volunteer, Mystaya Brémaud has shared her perspective on why it’s important for young people to talk to parliamentary candidates about climate education. You can read the blog here. It begins: “Young people often feel hidden by a wall of headlines: the mainstream media voices our statistics more often than our opinions, making our every…

Natural England Update [II]

Here’s an additional update from Natural England by way of relevant evidence and reports, policy agenda developments, large scale delivery sector initiatives, resources and news items from the UK and abroad, with a focus on schools, education and learning. This supports the Strategic Research Network for People and Nature to develop better coherence and collaboration…

Books for Climate Action

The Conversation had a recent feature on books to inspire climate action. The books highlighted were: Fairhaven Fairhaven is a novel of climate optimism by Steve Willis and Jan Lee set in Malaysia. Through the eyes of an engineer turned celebrity, it sets out a blueprint for how low-lying countries can protect themselves against rising sea…

Through a Glass Darkly: Part 5 – Transformation

Today’s post is by regular contributor, Richard Jurin. Before his retirement, Richard led the Environmental Studies programme at the University of Northern Colorado, where he launched a degree in Sustainability Studies.  His academic interests are environmental worldviews and understanding barriers to sustainability. As ever, with our blogs, the views expressed are not necessarily shared by NAEE.…

Natural England Update

Here’s an update from Natural England by way of relevant evidence and reports, policy agenda developments, large scale delivery sector initiatives, resources and news items from the UK and abroad, with a focus on schools, education and learning. This supports the Strategic Research Network for People and Nature to develop better coherence and collaboration in…

Soya, Solar or Wine?

We occasionally feature the writings of Ronald Rovers, a Dutch commenter on sustainability. A 2023 post focused on whether it makes sense for a country in the northern latitudes to grow vines, or soybeans, or to house solar panels. This is how it begins: “I’m sitting on a terrace on the borders of the Moselle, tasting some local wine. And looking out over…

Discovering Shared Values

Below is the descriptor of new research between the University of Bath and Global Action Plan. The principal investigator [PI] is Lukas Wolf  and co-investigators are Professor Gregory Maio, Professor Lorraine Whitmarsh, Dr Elizabeth Marks, Dr Philip Howlett, Samuel Taylor, and Dr Natasha Parker (Global Action Plan) Description The growing threat of the environmental crisis presents…

Labour Education Policies

As a UK educational charity, NAEE is politically neutral, but we do have an interest in what political parties say and get up to in relation to education and environmental policy. As it now seems distinctly possible that the leader of the Labour Party will be asked to form the next UK government after the…

Climate Haiku

Jasmin Kirkbride, a Lecturer in Publishing at the University of East Anglia and Paul Chambers, a PhD Candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Bristol, wrote recently in The Conversation about the haiku poetry form and climate change. It begins: “A successful haiku could be described as a half-finished poem. Originating in Japan in the…

The Need for Climate Education

Reacting to the new poll findings released by Cambridge University Press & Assessment on April 18th, Jamie Agombar, Executive Director of Students Organising for Sustainability said through LinkedIn: “A new poll found that more than 70% of the public think a greater focus on climate change at school would help students better understand how to…

Ten Urban Myths about Climate Action?

A recent post on Neil Kitching’s carbon choices blog discusses what he sees as 10 urban myths about climate action. What do you think of these? 1) recycling2) solar panels3) population growth4) local beef5) natural gas6) hard working families7) 30,000 eco-homes8) carbon neutral aviation9) electric Vehicles10) environmental regulations Neil can be contacted at carbonchoices@gmail.com where you can…

Arts, Education and the Environment

Today’s post is by Ben Ballin, who’s a member of the West Midlands Sustainable Schools Network [@wmsussch], and an Educationalist at Big Brum. He reports on the work of the Standing Conference on the Arts, Education and the Environment. “We are literally in the mouth of the Giant” – conference participant “Children are too often…