The Guardian asks …

Has hope become the most endangered species in conservation?  Adding: As wildlife continues to decline around the world, conservation has become a bleak calling. Can a new Optimism Summit help reframe the mission to save life on Earth? Jeremy Hance begins his article with this: “Want to hear a sad story? You could read this article of…

Yes! we can

Yes! Magazine has a feature by Jill Suttie on How to raise an environmentalist. It says that: “Encouraging children to form an emotional attachment to nature may be key to protecting our planet’s future”, and we know that this is a popular sentiment. But this is a more thoughtful piece than you often find about…

Nature Clubs

Inspiring stuff from C&NN on Nature Clubs.  C&NN says: “Over the past decade, C&NN has pioneered grassroots initiatives to connect diverse families to each other and the natural world through outdoor exploration and free play in nature. Because we believe that Family Nature Clubs (FNC) help to provide a critical base of engagement in the outdoors for…

More updates from Natural England

Here are more updates from Natural England   Harmony and connection: human connectedness through social design E Pak – 2016 From a design perspective, this research will show that it is possible to re-create connection through social design, by influencing perception through nature, as an alternative to a state of social disconnection. Nature Teaches Us…

Tomorrow is Oak Day

If you’re an oak tree, of course, every day is Oak Day, and you spend it just trying to get along with the rest of the near-biosphere whilst fighting off predators and pests of all kinds; some centuries old; some novel.  We humans, however, have to make do with one day in the year.  In 2016,…

Outdoor Classroom Day

Did you celebrate Outdoor Classroom Day this year?  Maybe you’re outside everyday and so didn’t need to bother to make September 30th special.  We hope so! The C&NN says that Outdoor Classroom Day is a global campaign to celebrate and inspire learning and play outside the classroom. It builds on the UK’s Empty Classroom Day, and the…

Change Makers Today

Think Global’s conference is on 13th October this year – today.  Its focus is: How do we create a new generation willing to learn and act to make the world more just and sustainable?   Faaria Ahmad, who is organising this event, says: “Despite massive challenges facing the world, there are many ripples of positive change happening across…

Well done to the NUS sustainability team

The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, has named the three laureates of the 2016 UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD): the Centre for Community Regeneration and Development (CCREAD-Cameroon) from Cameroon; the Okayama ESD Promotion Commission from Japan; and the National Union of Students UK (NUS-UK) from the United Kingdom This is the second…

The Tables Turned

To mark National Poetry Day, here is the essential environmental education poem: Wordsworth’s The Tables Turned: Up! up! my Friend, and quit your books; Or surely you’ll grow double: Up! up! my Friend, and clear your looks; Why all this toil and trouble? The sun above the mountain’s head, A freshening lustre mellow Through all…

Recent Research, Policy and Practice – September 2016

Here’s a link to Natural England’s round up of cialis online recent and relevant evidence and reports, policy agenda canadian pharmacy developments, large scale is there a generic cialis delivery sector initiatives, resources is viagra covered by medicare and news items. This supports the Strategic Research Groups for viagraonline-edstore.com Learning in Natural Environments and Outdoors…