A Queen’s Award for Savers

Savers, the West Midlands-based charity has received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service for its work on raising awareness of environmental sustainability through creative and artistic projects. NAEE trustee and long-standing member, Gabrielle Back, is also a trustee of Savers.  Congratulations to all concerned.  

The Zoo Hypothesis

The latest blog from the Science Geek is about the idea that we, on Earth, are being watched – as you would animals in a zoo – watched by alien (necessarily advanced) civilisations.  This is the basis of many a science fiction story.  But suppose it’s true?  We’d never know (unless they wanted us to)…

Is a plastic straw tax coming?

Britain’s pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants get through tens of millions of plastic drinking straws every year, with the huge majority of them going to landfill.  According to waste management company BusinessWaste.co.uk, the plastic in single-use drinking straws takes centuries to decompose, causing problems both at land and at sea where plastic debris is a menace…

IUCN Newsletter latest

IUCN’s recent newsletter contained the following features: The Baltic Sea – the Territory of Sustainable Development The 18th International Environmental Forum “Baltic Sea Day”, which has already become a traditional event for St. Petersburg, was held on 22-23 March 2017. The main theme of the event was the relationship between sustainable development goals and environmental…

Tuesday Round up May 30th

1. Here’s the May bulletin from Scotland’s United Nations recognised Regional Centre of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development.  The Update from Scotland begins: John Ruskin wrote that “Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.” This would be a positive attitude with which…