More Conservation Optimism

Conservation Optimism is an inclusive movement of scientists, artists, professionals, businesses, NGOs and generally motivated humans of all ages and backgrounds. It’s dedicated to inspiring and empowering people around the world to make a positive difference for nature which is committed to fostering effective action, interest and wonder in the natural world, across generations, borders, languages and…

Climate Optimism

Today’s blog is by Neil Kitching. It’s reproduced with his permission from his Carbon Choices website where you will find details of his book where one third of profits are going to rewilding projects. As ever with our blogs, what Neil writes does not necessarily represent the views of the Association. Climate optimism?  Why on…

January 24th 2022

Cleaner and Greener – The government has published the UK’s Third Climate Change Risk Assessment.  The report notes the unprecedented challenge of ensuring the UK is resilient to climate change and sets out the work underway to meet that challenge.  Ahead of detailed plans being produced by the DfE, the Minister for the School System, Baroness Barran said: “Building a…

The Latest Round-up from Natural England

This is a recent round up by Natural England of relevant evidence and reports, policy agenda developments, large scale delivery sector initiatives, resources and news items from the UK and abroad, with a focus on schools, education and learning. This supports the Strategic Research Network for People and Nature to develop better coherence and collaboration…

January 17th 2022

Winter Greens – The Winter edition of Green Teacher has now been published.  As usual, there are two freely-available articles: Camera Trapping  by Cate Rigoulot: A new lens on inquiry, and Project Management in EE  by John Negru Educating the environmental leaders of tomorrow about project management today. . Teacher Views – The latest edition of the journal, Educational Education Research – has an article by NAEE President, Prof Justin Dillon, and colleagues…

Stop Climate Chaos Scotland

Throughout the two weeks of COP26, Stop Climate Chaos Scotland published a range of guest blogs on the importance of centring nature in the climate discussion, the vital significance of loss and damage funding, and the radical change that is needed for transport as we confront the climate crisis. You can read all their blogs on the news section of the…

January 10th 2022

Cutting Edge – This year’s Edge Foundation’s Annual Lecture focused on the need to integrate the environment into the education system. The speakers were Tim Smit, co-founder of the Eden Project, George Lamb founder of GROW, a new environmental education programme that offers London-based pupils the chance to farm and learn mindfulness training, and Shaun McInerney, the Senior Project Coordinator of Ashoka Changemaker Education.  It…