Natural England’s latest round up

Here’s a link to Natural England’s latest round up of recent and relevant evidence and reports, policy agenda developments, large scale initiatives, resources and news items.  This supports the Strategic Research Groups for Learning in Natural Environments and Outdoors for All to develop better coherence and collaboration in research and to improve links between research, policy…

Towards a resilient planet

This is the executive summary of the 2016 Living Planet report from WWF.  It’s gloomy stuff, but essential reading if we are to face the future with any hope. CHARTING OUR COURSE TOWARD A RESILIENT PLANET Under the current trajectory, the future of many living organisms in the Anthropocene is uncertain; in fact several indicators…

A different view of the SDGs

This is a link to a Groundswell International blog on how agroecology supports the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which are the primary international framework for galvanizing action toward eliminating poverty in all its forms by 2030. Agroecology incorporates ideas about a more environmentally and socially sensitive approach to agriculture, one that focuses not only on production, but also…

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…