LEEF Events

LEEF is a network for London’s most innovative and passionate urban environmental educators whose members are committed to improving the quality and quantity of environmental education delivered to Londoners.  You can follow its activities on Twitter @LondonLEEF. You can find out more about LEEF and what it does here, and these are two forthcoming events: Swap…

Latest NAEE journal published – Vol 110

NAEE has published its latest e-journal, Environmental Education Vol 110, for its members. Contents include a number of regular features such as the President’s Column, reports from NAEE-sponsored field work by schools, book reviews and webwatch.   Feature articles this time include: Hardwick Dene interpreted  Steve Ashton Connecting young people to wetlands  Rachel Carless Engaging…

Grow Wild

Organisations and community groups across the UK are being invited to apply for funding of £1,000 to £4,000 from Grow Wild to create inspiring spaces.  If you apply before 1 December 2015 you could receive funding in March 2016. Grow Wild is looking for projects that use native wild flowers and plants innovatively to bring colour…

Do you think about it?

Don’t even Think about it: why our brains are wired to ignore climate change It was the enticing title that persuaded me to order ‘Don’t even Think about it‘ from our library.  There was just one copy in the whole county of Cumbria, so it wasn’t high in the popularity charts, which is just the status…

Learning for sustainability and the sustainable development goals

UN Sustainable Development Goals & Learning for Sustainability: implications & opportunities for Scotland’s schools This seminar, on the 5th of November at Moray House School of Education, Edinburgh, is for those in the third sector, and in local and national government with an interest in Learning for Sustainability in schools. The seminar will: explore the contribution of Education to…

The 2015 Ashden sustainable school awards

The four winners of the 2015 Ashden Sustainable School Awards are: Thornhill Primary School, Cardiff – young eco warriors make big energy savings North Warwickshire & Hinckley College, Nuneaton – joined up approach to carbon management equals win-win  Home Farm Primary School, Colchester – Essex Primary School on its very best behaviour Marton Primary School, Lincolnshire – pupils’ efforts to reduce carbon footprint of school brings…

Ever seen a pine marten?

We certainly haven’t, but the possibility of doing so seems to be on the increase, if a recent report in the Independent is anything to go by.  And not just in Scotland, where these charismatic animals have survived. The Vincent Wildlife Trust is a charity which focuses on our rare mammals and collates any reports of pine martens…

Growing Wild

Project Dirt alerts us to Kew’s Grow Wild.  This awarding funding of £1,000, £2,500 or £4,000 to community groups that want to bring people together to engage with nature or transform a communal space by sowing and growing UK native plants. If your group has an inspiring idea to connect people to nature, then apply before 1…