50 young environment ambassadors

Over 50 young people from around the UK have today been announced as environment ambassadors as part of the run up to the government’s 2019 Year of Green Action [YoGA] – a year-long drive to see more people from all backgrounds involved in projects to improve the natural world. The #iwill4nature initiative, part of the #iwill campaign which aims…

Update from Natural England

This post sets out links to recent (late Autumn 2018) evidence and reports, policy agenda developments, large scale delivery sector initiatives, resources and news items.  This supports the Strategic Research Network for Learning in Natural Environments and Outdoors for All to develop better coherence and collaboration in research and to improve links between research, policy…

Opportunities for an SDG focus at primary and secondary level

Joyce Hallam, retired Head Teacher of Hawkshead Esthwaite Primary School, now Geography Consultant and voluntary support worker with the local Global Learning Programme has drawn up a sample of statutory statements in three subject areas of primary and secondary education which provide huge scope for developing concepts, ideas, knowledge, skills values and attitudes that relate directly to GCE…

The Green Schools Project

Click here to read the latest blogs from the Green Schools project.  Issues you’ll find include: NUS and Green Schools Project Pupil Environmental Attitude Survey For the past eight years the NUS has surveyed university students on their attitudes towards sustainability which has shown a consistent desire from students to learn more about it and to have…

LEEF launches the King’s report on secondary environmental education

This is a brief report from LEEF [ London Environmental Educators’ Forum London’s Professional Network of Environmental Educators ] on last month’s launch at King’s College London of the two research reports into environmental education in secondary schools.  LEEF writes: A big thank you to Melissa Glackin and Heather King for presenting their report and to Bill Scott…

The Pete Cooper Wildlife Blog

Pete Cooper’s blog has a wide range of feature articles.  Recent ones have had a rewilding theme and build on Steve Carver’s post last January which we reported on then: REWILDING AT RAU/CIRENCESTER COLLEGE – BUILDING BRIDGES? NICE (TO LIVE WITH) BEAVER: ADVENTURES IN BAVARIA SILENT FIELDS REVISITED: DON’T LET SHIFTING BASELINES TELL US HOW MUCH NATURE…

More from Natural England

Here’s more evidence and reports, policy agenda developments, large scale delivery sector initiatives, resources and news items.  This supports the Strategic Research Network for Learning in Natural Environments and Outdoors for All to develop better coherence and collaboration in research and to improve links between research, policy and practice in these areas: International perspectives on Forest…

Reflections on a Green Apple

Nina Hatch, chair of NAEE’s executive committee writes about the award of a Green Apple. Awards come in all shapes and sizes and can mean a great deal (or not) to the recipient.  The one NAEE has just received really is Green Apple shaped and mounted on a gold coloured engraved plinth.  I do not know what the apple is made from…

Shanghai, a model of sustainability?

Henricus Peters NAEE’s e-journal Editor writes from Shanghai: Sustainability, the key concept interwoven with the 2016-17 UN Year of Sustainable Tourism, is seen in many facets of daily life.  Since the United States stepped aside from its role as a world leader regarding the environment, via its withdrawal from the Paris agreement and UNESCO, China is now…

CLOTC blogs

The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom publishes a number of blogs.  Here is a small selection of the recent ones: Born Outdoors – Outdoor Citizens Anita Kerwin-Nye, founder of Every Child Should, begins … “My love for the outdoors and the role it has played in my personal well being is well documented. Similarly, how outdoor…

The Windmill Index

Ronald Rovers‘ latest blog is about the necessary transition to renewable energy, and he has been calculating how many wind mills (2GW turbines) the world will need to cater for life’s necessities (some of which are clearly luxuries).  For example, he calculates (it’s a guesstimate) that 110 wind turbines are needed for the operation of…