Earth Day

To mark Earth Day 2021, we are copying a post from the personal blog of Bill Scott, our Chair of Trustees. This looks back to the early 1970s when Philip Larkin was commissioned to write a prologue to a UK government report, How Do You Want To Live?  (HMSO, 1972).  As ever with our blogs, the views expressed…

50 Years of NAAEE

Like NAEE, the North American Association of Environmental Education [NAAEE] is 50 years old this year. This is how Judy Braus, NAAEE Executive Director and NAEE Fellow sets out the background to its beginnings: This year is a special one for NAAEE: It’s our 50th Anniversary.  We’re excited to celebrate this milestone with you and to…

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…

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…