Protected Planet

Protected Planet is a source of information on protected areas, updated monthly with submissions from governments, non-governmental organizations, landowners and communities.  It is managed by the United Nations Environment Programme’s World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) with support from IUCN and its World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA). It is a publicly available online platform where you can…

Circular Economy update

Click here for the latest from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation on the Circular Economy. The Circulate Reading List is a monthly review of issues relevant to the circular economy.  It begins like this: Phones, cars and buildings are just part of the circular economy story.  Find out why the biological cycle holds so much potential with Circulate’s latest…

British Science Education

You can read the latest from British Science Education here.  BSE says that: “The poster and photo competitions that run as part of British Science Week are still open for entries for another month!  Get creative and you can be in with a chance of winning exciting prizes including copies of Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine and a camera.” There’s…

LIFT-Off for new Frontiers for Sustainability

LIFT is the University of Gloucestershire’s pedagogical innovation programme, led by the Sustainability Team in partnership with the Academic Development Unit.  It reflects the strategic collaboration established between the two departments, to advance the Education for Sustainability work and support new academic initiatives and professional development in this area. The LIFT event on Thursday 8th June features: 8…

Circulate update

Here’s the latest from The Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circulate team. There are features on: How can the circular economy work for people?  Organic matters, Urban bicycles,   Regeneration and restoration in Eritrea  Biodegradable shoes, deckles bike sharing, renewable microgrids and more.

Garden birds in April

The BBC’s Discover Wildlife has a feature on a range of the birds found in urban gardens: Garden birds in April: Dawn chorus. Here’s an extract: The dawn chorus is one of those natural phenomena that lap at the doorstep, and yet is rarely heard and appreciated in its fullness. In theory, it’s easy to rise…

European Sustainable Development Week

It will soon be European Sustainable Development Week: 30 May – 5 June More detail here.  ESDW is a European-wide initiative to stimulate and make visible activities, projects and events that promote sustainable development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). There are currently 393 initiatives included across 11 different countries, and applications to take part…