Energy Trumps

Energy Trumps is a card game produced by the Centre for Alternative Technology, which enables players to learn more about different supplies of energy and the various positives and negatives features associated with each. There are cards on … gas, coal, oil, carbon capture, nuclear, passive solar, solar water heating, solar PV, CSP, liq bio…

How much food do you waste?

A recent report in the Guardian’s Environment section said that 1.3bn tonnes of food, about a third of all that is produced, is wasted every year.  This includes about 45% of all fruit and vegetables, 35% of fish and seafood, 30% of cereals, 20% of dairy products and 20% of meat. The Guardian also details a…

Last Child in the Woods

Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods, will be the keynote speaker at a Montessori conference in London on March 12th 2016, and he may be staying on for a few more days for other presentations.  We’ll keep you informed. We think that there a quite a few children in the woods these days, but we do…

From pessimism to hope …

Ben Ballin, from Tide~ global learning, has contributed a post to the Cambridge Primary Review Blog.  It’s titled From pessimism to hope: global learning and sustainability, and you can read it here.  It begins: When the Cambridge Primary Review conducted its Community Soundings in 2007, it encountered a widespread sense of the world as a threatening place for children. The Review’s Final…

Teaching about El Niño

The Economist has a readable article on the current El Niño which is already wreaking its chaos on the world’s weather systems and economies. There’s a great map which shows that where the losers are from all this – and where the winners are as well, as El Niño is a double-edged sword with rich…

Rocky Rex rocks

Rocky Rex is a new science blog that’s aimed at non-experts.  It mixes climate change with other things, to illustrate that climate science is mainstream. The picture on the right shows Rocky. Recent posts are about the atmosphere, greenhouse gases, earthquakes and volcanoes, ice ages and glaciers, hurricanes and tropical storms, the oceans, natural cycles, and up-to-date data on climate…

Good work in the West Midlands

If you click here, you can see what Groundwork West Midlands has been up to recently. Green Space Transformation caught our eye, along with its new report: Growing and Green Space. This confirms that ‘practical involvement in growing and green space activities’ are a powerful tool to help vulnerable people address personal and social issues. What puzzles…

Latest NAEE journal published – Vol 110

NAEE has published its latest e-journal, Environmental Education Vol 110, for its members. Contents include a number of regular features such as the President’s Column, reports from NAEE-sponsored field work by schools, book reviews and webwatch.   Feature articles this time include: Hardwick Dene interpreted  Steve Ashton Connecting young people to wetlands  Rachel Carless Engaging…