The Age of Sustainable Development

Jeffrey Sachs is an eminent analyst of global development.  His new book The Age of Sustainable Development, which was recently presented and discussed at UN headquarters in New York, gives an insight into the current post-2015 negotiations and the concept of sustainable development. The publishers say: Jeffrey D. Sachs is one of the world’s most perceptive and…

Is Global Learning for you?

The Global Learning Programme [GLP] describes global learning as an approach to learning about international development through recognising the importance of linking people’s lives throughout the world. There are several definitions of the term ‘global learning’ and ‘development education’. In the context of GLP global learning encourages critical examination of global issues and an awareness of the impact…

Good work in the West Midlands

If you click here, you can see what Groundwork West Midlands has been up to recently. Green Space Transformation caught our eye, along with its new report: Growing and Green Space. This confirms that ‘practical involvement in growing and green space activities’ are a powerful tool to help vulnerable people address personal and social issues. What puzzles…

2016 National Sustainable Schools Conference

The 2016 National Sustainable Schools Conference will be taking place on 2nd March in Leicester City Hall.  SEEd, the SSA and Leicester City Council are already looking forward to a conference which incorporates action learning workshops, expert keynote speakers, exclusive launches, and a full day of networking and learning for sustainability. The conference is open to anyone with an interest in education…

Kenya study visit

As part of an EU-funded project, Young People on the Global Stage, TIDE is leading a study visit to Kenya in February 2016. Working alongside teachers from Spain and Kenya, the study visit takes the form of a course which will offer a fresh view on international development, including big questions about poverty and wealth, food and hunger, and sustainable development. There will be…

Natural Energy

This picture, taken at WWCE’s Chelworth solar PV installation, shows a roe deer feeding under the panels, offering some evidence that what solar farmers say may well be true – that such places are good for wildlife. Of course, roe deer are abundant in the south of England and so perhaps it’s no surprise to see…