Food for Life policy round up

The Soil Association’s Food for Life initiative has published a policy update.  It’s here. We noted these: Food Research Collaboration submission to inquiry into Brexit, food and farming This paper, drawn up by the Food Research Collaboration, was submitted as evidence to the House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee inquiry into the implications…

Long Eaton’s annual Eco Day

Today’s blog comes from Lynn Reeve, Long Eaton School’s Eco-School Coordinator Every year we try and think of new, engaging activities for the students.  Some of the highlights this year have been the Pestaurant and the mini farm.  We love hosting this event and are so pleased that not only do we have local primary schools visiting…

From anecdotes to evidence about environmental education

NAAEE and its partners across North America have been conducting comprehensive literature reviews to explore the impact of environmental education on key outcome areas, and developing communication tools based on these reviews. Its first outcome is finished – eeWORKS: From Anecdotes to Evidence: Demonstrating the Impact of Environmental Education Stanford University’s analysis suggests that environmental education provides a wide array of benefits…

Children and Nature Research Digest

Click here to read the latest Children and Nature Research Digest. This is a new and welcome venture from CN&N, and there are features on: Creativity     Education     Environmental Concern     Families     Mental health     Physical health and activity     Play     Social justice For example: Nature imagery promotes creativity High school students viewing…

Brundtland 2.0

Here’s Ronald Rovers again.  This time the blog is about the need to think again about what Brundtland said. It begins: “Maybe its understandable, but in fact a kind of ‘national narcism’: Solving the climate change problem, while maintaining all modern comfort and luxury, gained over the past 150 years by depleting an plundering resources…

Outward Bound Blogs

The Outward Bound Trust publishes blogs on a wide range of issues that are relevant to its work.  Its most recent one was on the “death of the graduate”, and looked at the issue of apprenticeships and recruitment to the outdoor learning industry. Other recent ones were on: Maths and the Mountains Education Investor Awards and…

A tree is not just for Christmas

Here’s Dutch blogger Ronald Rovers reflecting on our use of Christmas trees and the issue of what’s best: ‘real’ or artificial ones – or artificial real ones.  It’s complex enough to write this, but much more so when you get into the issues, as RR does.  Here’s the link. We’ll be featuring more from Ronald’s blog…

European nature laws not to be revised

Here’s a blog from The Wildlife Trusts about good news for wildlife. It begins: “Today the European Commission agreed not to ‘open’ up the Birds and Habitats Directives (the ‘Nature Directives’) – these are key European wildlife protection laws which had been the subject of a review into their effectiveness.  Opening up these laws to further…