Waiting for Superman? Time to wake up

Today’s blog is the latest in a series from Richard Jurin who, before his retirement, ran the Environmental Studies programme at the University of Northern Colorado, launching a degree in Sustainability Studies.  His academic interests are environmental worldviews and understanding barriers to sustainability.  As ever, with our blogs, Richard’s views are not necessarily shared by…

The case for a natural history GCSE

Today’s blog is by Paul Steer, Head of Policy at OCR.  He writes in response to an earlier blog on these pages by Melissa Glackin.  As ever with our blogs, the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the thinking of the Association. Firstly, I’d like to thank Melissa Glackin for engaging with OCR’s proposals for a Natural History GCSE,…

Arguments for Hydrogen

Today’s blog is by Serene Esuruoso who is a consultant on future energy systems. Prior to this, Serene served as Secretary for the UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association. During this time, she supported members in understanding and enhancing the prospects for hydrogen and fuel cells and played a key role in driving the acceleration…

NAEE Evidence to the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee Inquiry into Green Jobs

This is the written evidence that NAEE has presented to the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee inquiry into Green Jobs calling for all school leavers to have an essential understanding of key environmental issues. We argue that, in our 21st Century economy, every job is a green job because of the environmental laws and regulations that…

Top 10 Green Blogs

Vuello offeres a selection of Green Blogs. The top 5 for 2020 are: 1. Moral Fibres Wendy Graham’s Moral Fibres stays at the top when it comes to all things green, sharing ‘sustainable living that’s hip, not hippie’. Since 2013, Wendy has been helping those wanting to go green across all areas of their lives, not…

Guidance for school governing boards

NAEE’s latest publication is Developing Sustainability: helping school governors influence whole school approaches.  This explores how governing boards can help evaluate and develop their school’s approaches to environmental sustainability, posing questions that they might ask about what their school is doing.  It arises from a collaboration with the National Governance Association [NGA] and complements the NGA’s own…

The Weight of the Human World

In a recent post on the Earthbound Report, Jeremy Williams says that 2020 may have “marked a strange symbolic moment: when the weight of the human world overtook the weight of the natural living world.” [*] The post begins: “A paper in the Nature journal [*] has attempted to quantify and compare these two measurements. On one…

Natural England Research Update

This is part of a recent round up by Natural England of recent and 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 education and learning. This supports the Strategic Research Network for People and Nature to develop better…