Lake Views from the Guardian

The Guardian had some gloomy pictures before Christmas of lakes across the world as they once were and now are. The picture is of Poyang Lake.  The commentary says: “China’s largest freshwater lake has been shrinking dramatically since the start of the century.  At one point, the lake covered 4,500 square kilometres but its surface…

January LEEF Update

Here are a few events being organised by LEEF in the coming weeks   Surrey Docks City Farm Child Protection Training for City Farms 10am-4pm, 23rd January 2017 The seminar is aimed at farmers and outdoor educators who work with children & young people. Safeguarding and child protection should be an important consideration when undertaking any…

Nations fail miserably on conservation

This was part of a New Scientist headline last month.  The article by Andy Coghlan begins: Almost everyone is bottom of the class. That’s the best that can be said for countries that signed up to an ambitious plan in 2010 to save the world’s dwindling biodiversity.  The Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 set internationally agreed conservation targets known…

Bristol gets the GREEN LIGHT

On Thursday 2nd March the South West learning for sustainability coalition is holding its 2017 AGM (1500 to 1600) followed by GREEN LIGHT – Bristol a ‘teachmeet’ exploring sustainability in schools and its impact on learning (1640 to 1800). This will be an opportunity to share and gain ideas with teachers and other learning professionals in the Bristol, Bath and the wider South…

Global Learning Resources

Thanks to Think Global for pointing us towards these: Year of the Rooster Education Pack for primary schools The British Council has produced a new Chinese New Year education pack around the Year of the Rooster and is sending it out to all primary schools. The pack has ideas for assemblies, lessons and activities to…

Feminism and the Environment

The Women’s Environment Network [WEN]  is launching a new series of events and seminars in 2017.  The WEN FORUM, a quarterly symposium, will feature key note speakers discussing topics of the moment. These collaborative sessions will be inspiring, topical and, they say: “sometimes controversial!”.  Their first subject is: What Feminism got to do with the…