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…

Communicate 2016: Swapping Spectacles

Here’s a link to show who’ll be talking at the Communicate 2016: Swapping Spectacles event in Bristol Zoo on 02 & 03 November. According to the organisers, these are the top 5 reasons for going to Communicate: Cross sector networking – the conference is programmed to offer ample opportunities for both structured and open networking in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere…

30 Faces from the NUS

The NUS has launched 30 faces, a small project designed to help it identify what it was that influenced 30 young people to lead on sustainability. NUS says that their responses are insightful and motivational, and that 30 faces has helped it shape the new Green Impact for students’ unions [GISU] which was also recently…

An Ecologist blog

Here is a posting from the Ecologist blog by Keith Barnham who writes about a journey across the USA and all the interesting green issues he came across. The picture shows new ‘solar leaves’ that will be able to produce ethanol directly from sunlight – the perfect liquid fuel for automotive use – with just enough methanol…

Natural England Update

Here are some reports from Natural England’s latest round-up. The impact of greenery on physical activity and mental health of adolescent and adult residents of deprived neighborhoods: a longitudinal study Jessica S. Gubbels et al. Health & Place, Volume 40 The aim of the study is to assess the impact of perceived and objective changes…

A Focus on Nature

A Focus on Nature is a network of young conservationists which sets out to inform wider nature conservation debates by offering a new perspective on environmental issues, providing young nature conservationists with access to opportunities, and promoting nature conservation and natural history to young people.  They will be speaking at the forthcoming CLOtC conference on the 24th of November.…