October 26th 2020

Transform our World reminds us that there are fewer than three weeks to go until the Youth Climate Summit (13 to 19 November 2020). You can read more here about the Youth Ambassadors who are spreading the message of the Summit, encouraging schools from all over the UK to come together online for a week of climate action…

October 19th 2020

There’s a Climate Change Education Network about to begin operating in the south-west of England. This will establish a transdisciplinary network involving researchers across university disciplines working with teachers to orient and provide active support for research on Climate Change Education. So, if you’re a teacher in the south-west who’s concerned about climate change, and…

October 12th 2020

The Wildlife Trusts have serious concerns about the Government’s proposed changes to the planning system, and have identified some key principles which, when adopted, will ensure wildlife recovery and easy access to nature for people are at the heart of reforms. They say “Help us put nature back into planning and back our principles by…

Supporting community-led action through urban Environmental Sustainability education

Nicola Simpson, Urban Wildlife Manager at Gloucester Wildlife Trust Gloucestershire is often considered to be a rural county, full of countryside and nature. So many people might be confused to find out that Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust (GWT) has an urban programme of work. The county has two major settlements and only one city, Gloucester, which…

Climate Justice

Dr Beth Christie is a Lecturer in Education in the Outdoor and Environmental Education Section of the Moray House School of Education at the University of Edinburgh. She is Programme Director for the MSc Learning for Sustainability, and a member of the Childhood and Youth Studies research group. Beth has a particular interest in climate…

October 5th 2020

Click here for an update on the Youth Climate Summit that’s being held from November 9 to 13. Co-ordinated by the charity Global Action Plan and a team of dedicated teachers, the Youth Climate Summit will be a week-long virtual festival of themed discussions and activities. GAP is inviting schools, teachers and organisations all over…

Is there one book every environmental educator should read?

Is it Silent Spring, perhaps?  Or Walden?  The Natural History of Selbourne, maybe, or A Sand County Almanac?  Then there’s Last Child in the Woods, Small is Beautiful or The Web of Life.  The Prelude, perchance, The Deserted Village, or The Mores?  Or Emile.  Is it Bedford 2046, Marx’s Ecology, The Child in the City, or Streetwise?  Or Deep Ecology: living as if nature mattered, Ariadne’s Thread, Environmentalism, or After Sustainability? Is it The Skeptical Environmentalist, or Capitalism as if the World Matters.  Or Collapse: how societies choose…