Developing Beach School Approaches

BERA is the British Educational Research Association. Cait Talbot-Landers, Edge Hill University and Bethan Garrett, Lancaster University have written a post for a special issue of the BERA blog: Teachers are doing it for themselves: Developing Beach School approaches to support an effective climate change curriculum. This is how it begins. “Zac Goldsmith’s controversial resignation letter in 2023 was…

12th February 2024

Flipboard – EarthDay is now promoting its school resources on Flipboard. . DfE Update – Here’s a link to the February Climate in Education Snapshot from the DfE’s Sustainability and Climate Change Unit.  This includes features on: Sustainable drainage / Student-led climate action / Ground-source heat pumps in schools / Apps for Good . COP28 Reflections – UNESCO’s latest newsletter is here. It includes a focus…

I-SEE seminars

The University of Bath’s Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment [ I-SEE] runs fortnightly webinars in term times. The list for 2024 up to the end of October is listed below. Registration if via Eventbright and all meetings run from 1630 to 1730. There is no charge. 2024 Webinars 6 February: Professor Sir Brian…

5th February 2024

Climate Change & Sustainability: curriculum, careers, culture, community & CPD – An invitation from the FED to join a free online breakfast seminar (it begins at 0900), held on March 14th in partnership with Hays Education,.  It will be showcasing the FED’s Climate Change and Sustainability Toolkit.  Speakers include Emma Knights OBE, NAEE Chair of Trustees Dr Paul Vare, Cemil Cihan Ozalevli, Claire Pritchard and Nicholas Mort.   You can register…

Land Use Provocations

We occasionally feature the writings of Ronald Rovers, a Dutch commenter on sustainability. A recent post focused on whether, in a spirit of fairness, EU countries should grow grapes, soybeans, or solar panels. It’s a question for us as well. You can read it here. It begins: “I’m sitting on a terrace on the borders of the Moselle, tasting some local wine. And…

29th January 2024

British Council – Here’s the latest British Council Schools newsletter. . Visioning – You may already have a vision for your school, but do you have one for your outdoor area?  Creating a vision statement asks learners to imagine what they’d like the future of the site to look like. This can help during idea generation, as well as to…

Carbon Pessimism

Steve Hurley writes the Explaining Science blog, and we have featured his work over the years. He has been writing recently about COP 28 and carbon dioxide. His post began: “Like many of you, in December last year I followed with interest the news reports from COP28. As it concluded, there was much written in the media about whether…

22nd January 2024

Global Action Days 2024 – The Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) says that its Global Action Days movement demonstrates how individual actions, no matter how small they seem, can greatly impact our own and the Earth’s well-being.  Schools from all over the world, which are part of the Eco-Schools, LEAF and YRE Network, as well as non-FEE programme…

Sustainability in HE, an A to Z Guide

Every year NUS surveys UK students nationally on their attitudes towards, and expectations on, sustainability. Consistently more than 60% of students report that they want to learn more about sustainability, regardless of their academic discipline, with a clear preference for sustainability to be woven into existing course content rather than through separate electives.  Through the Responsible…

Adieu Green Teacher

We have been showing the contents of Canada’s Green Teacher magazine for a long time, and are sad to see that it has come to the end of its publication. However, subscribers will continue to have full access to the archives containing more than 550 articles and 130 webinars. Each month, they will publish a…

15th January 2024

Calling Bristol Youth – The Festival of Nature 2024 is recruiting young people aged 16 – 24 living in the Bristol area, to join its new Youth Panel which will help shape this year’s Festival.  The role description with details of what to expect is here.  To register your interest, complete this short online form. . Climate Simulation – A short video of Scotland’s successful British Council COP28 Climate…