smallThere’s an ASE sustainability teachmeet on Wednesday [ July 17th 1600 to 1830 ] at the The University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus LE12 5RD   You can go and present a short item, or just come to listen, start a discussion and take away new ideas.  You don’t have to be an expert – we just want to hear from teachers who have an approach or an idea that they have used in class and found useful.  It’s open to teachers from all phases and school types.


If you’re worried about the impact of fast fashion on the environment and would like to know more about the issues, last week’s Moral Maze on Radio 4 is a must-listen.  Details here.


The Environmental News Network reports on a new study: How Much Do Climate Fluctuations Matter for Global Crop Yields?  This is the Abstract: The El Niño-Southern Oscillation has been responsible for widespread, simultaneous crop failures in recent history, according to a new study from researchers at Columbia University’s International Research Institute for Climate and Society, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and other partners.


The Economist is calling on people aged 16 to 25 to enter this year’s Open Future essay competition on the question:

“What fundamental economic and political change, if any, is needed for an effective response to climate change?”

The winning entry will be published on our website and its author will be invited to attend one of the three Open Future Festival events, to be held in Hong Kong, Manchester and Chicago on October 5th 2019. The names of long-listed essayists will be published online; each will receive a one-year digital subscription to The Economist. The deadline for entries is July 31st.  There’s more detail here.


New research from Swansea University has found that pupils feel a sense of freedom when learning outside the classroom, they are more able to express themselves, more engaged and more positive about the learning experience. This research was published by Emily Marchant, PhD researcher, from Swansea University. Emily will be speaking at CLOtC’s National Conference in November in Blackpool.  You can read more on this here.

CLOtC has released dates of a new series of low-cost CPD events for teachers and leaders in schools in London, Cheshire and Middlesbrough.  Details here.


EAUC has released the 2019 SDG Accord report: Progress towards the Global Goals in the University and College sector, prior to its official launch at the UN High Level Political Forum last week in New York.  The UN session is focusing on Green Jobs & Green Minds: How can Education Rewire the Future of the Planet?  There is also a communications toolkit available here.


London’s NHM says get back to nature by exploring its flourishing Wildlife Garden. The garden is home to thousands of British flora and fauna. More than 3,130 species have been identified in the garden since it opened in 1995.  The Wildlife Garden is open daily from 1 April to 2 November, 10.00-17.00, with regular free family events.


Trees for Cities are now working in the Midlands and is looking to partner individuals and organisations to help us deliver a one-year programme of schools support, designed to give teachers confidence in using their edible playground for growing successfully and as a resource to use across the schools curriculum.   There’s more information here.   The deadline for tendering is July 29th.


It’s Arctic Sea Ice Day today.  Full details here.  You can also …

Read 9 Facts About Arctic Sea Ice

Visit the Arctic Sea Ice Day page to learn how you can help

Follow on Instagram for a series of sea ice posts and stories

Join us on Facebook for live chats—and come with questions for:



Geographical  reports that conservation organisations are calling on the UK government to introduce emergency measures to protect and preserve declining populations of North Sea cod before it’s too late.  The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) says in a recent scientific assessment that North Sea cod population numbers have fallen to a critically low level.  In order to protect and restore the population, ICES is advising that the quota for cod fishing be reduced by 70%.  It recommends that catches should not exceed 10,457 tonnes in 2020, a 64% drop from this year’s agreed total catch of 29,473 tonnes.

There’s more detail here.

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