August 24th 2020

Earth Overshoot Day this year was on Saturday, August 22, more than three weeks later than in 2019, according to Global Footprint Network. The date reflects the 9.3% reduction of humanity’s Ecological Footprint from January 1st to Earth Overshoot Day, compared to the same period last year. This is a direct consequence of the coronavirus-induced lockdowns…

August 17th 2020

eduCCate Global says that UK State-Funded Schools in the United Kingdom can apply for funding to take part in its environmentally-focused school projects. Eligible schools could receive funding of up to £4,375, funding the eduCCate Global Bronze and Silver Awards as well as allotting funding towards Supply Teachers or additional resourcing. Schools will be assigned…

August 10th 2020

The latest updates on the NAAEE annual conference can be found here. As it’s virtual this year, there’s no reason not to join in. Well continue to keep you informed of developments. §§§ . Martineau Gardens is a great supporter of NAEE, and so we’d like to encourage you to vote for it in the…

August 3rd 2020

The NAEE AGM this year will be by zoom: Saturday November 7th at 1030. All members will get a message in September with details of how to attend.  ∫∫∫ . Figures released by UCAS, show more than 21,000 graduates have applied to teacher training programmes since the start of the coronavirus lockdown, a rise of…

July 27th 2020

NAEE has a new Facebook page.  Please check it out and contribute to it.  We’d obviously like you to Like and Follow it. ∫∫∫ . Teach the Future has a post with an update on what its proposed English Climate Emergency Education Bill, and Scottish Climate and Biodiversity Emergency Bill are setting out to do.  Their rationale for why a climate education bill is…

July 20th 2020

Teach the Future has a new Adult Advisory Board.  This is a small group of adult volunteers who will advise on campaign strategy.  It had its first meeting last week.  NAEE’s chair of trustees is a member. Teach the Future has written to the House of Commons Education Select Committee, encouraging them to run an inquiry into how…

July 13th 2020

NAEE’s most recent blog was written by Ben Ballin.  What’s the big idea? is a follow-up to a  post post by Ben and Richard Dawson which took a wide-ranging look at the content and purpose of a ‘green curriculum’.  What’s the big idea? picks up on that question and considers the related question of ‘curriculum intent’.   This is…

July 6th 2020

Teach the Future’s open letter to the Chancellor calling for fiscal stimulus to be spent on retrofitting schools to net-zero, was signed by 53 environmental and educational NGOs and trade unions. The letter is here along with a blog.  NAEE was pleased to support this.  ∫∫∫ . The government announced plans to invest £1bn into a ten-year school retrofit and…

June 29th 2020

In the next few weeks Teach the Future Scotland will be launched.  This will be led by a group of students across Scotland and supported by Scottish Youth Climate Strike (SYCS) and NUS Scotland. Meanwhile, they have written to John Swinney MSP the cabinet secretary for Education in the Scottish Parliament asking for an economic recovery that creates green jobs and improves the mental…

June 22nd 2020

CJS, the Countryside Jobs Service, has published a focus on environmental education and outdoor activities.  This sets out accounts of the work of a wide variety of organisations, including NAEE, and is downloadable as a pdf.  ∫∫∫ . Teach the Future is organising an open letter to the Chancellor from its organisational supporters.  The letter in support of its case for education to…