March 15th 2021

A Shared Vision for the Future. – The Manifesto for Education for Environmental Sustainability website is now live, and UK-based teachers and 16 to 18 year olds are able to sign up for online, free workshops which will form the basis for the creation of the Manifesto. This is part of the BERA research commission on…

Mud and MEEN: urban ES education in the post-industrial landscape of Manchester

Raichael Lock, Manchester Environmental Education Network (MEEN) As Maria Puig de le Bellacasa1 argued recently in her plenary at the Royal Geographic Society Conference in London, ‘soil’ is a perfect metaphor for our troubled relationship with the ‘Earth’. So, that means, for urban ES educators, teaching about mud is more important than ever. In Manchester, the…

Arguments for Hydrogen

Today’s blog is by Serene Esuruoso who is a consultant on future energy systems. Prior to this, Serene served as Secretary for the UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association. During this time, she supported members in understanding and enhancing the prospects for hydrogen and fuel cells and played a key role in driving the acceleration…

March 8th 2021

Student-led Change – If you missed the BBC 1 Countryfile programme on Sunday night, you can catch it again on i-Player. About 10 minutes into the programme you’ll find a feature on what presenter Tom Heap variously called eco education, nature education and environmental education. It featured NAEE Fellow, Dr Melissa Glackin of King’s College…

March 1st 2021

Inquiry into Green Jobs – As we reported last week, NAEE is presenting evidence to the Environmental Audit Committee inquiry into Green Jobs. Leicester City Council’s Lee Jowett, who’s an NAEE Fellow, will present oral evidence on Wednesday March 3rd in a session that starts at 1415. The event is live streamed on parliament TV…

NAEE Evidence to the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee Inquiry into Green Jobs

This is the written evidence that NAEE has presented to the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee inquiry into Green Jobs calling for all school leavers to have an essential understanding of key environmental issues. We argue that, in our 21st Century economy, every job is a green job because of the environmental laws and regulations that…

Top 10 Green Blogs

Vuello offeres a selection of Green Blogs. The top 5 for 2020 are: 1. Moral Fibres Wendy Graham’s Moral Fibres stays at the top when it comes to all things green, sharing ‘sustainable living that’s hip, not hippie’. Since 2013, Wendy has been helping those wanting to go green across all areas of their lives, not…

February 22nd 2021

Education and Green Jobs – The Environmental Audit Committee is holding an inquiry into Green Jobs focusing on how green jobs can help tackle the expected rise in unemployment due to COVID-19 in a sustainable way. It will also look at the jobs, skills and training needed to achieve the UK’s longer-term climate and environmental…