Build Bangladesh

Birmingham City University has been approached by a campaign group called ‘Build Bangladesh’ who are looking to promote environmental education at primary and secondary schools in Bangladesh.  They, in association with the Prokriti O Jibon Foundation (PoJF) have organised a workshop in Australia (University of New South Wales) and are hoping to organise one in…

A different view of the SDGs

This is a link to a Groundswell International blog on how agroecology supports the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which are the primary international framework for galvanizing action toward eliminating poverty in all its forms by 2030. Agroecology incorporates ideas about a more environmentally and socially sensitive approach to agriculture, one that focuses not only on production, but also…

The Alu D&T Challenge

Seventeen students from schools around the UK have been named as winners in the Alu D&T Challenge, a national competition for 11 to 14 year olds organised by the aluminium industry to inspire young designers to create sustainable products using aluminium. The national schools competition, linked to the Design and Technology curriculum, helps teach pupils…

More news from Project Dirt

Project Dirt asks: are you inspired by the weather to get outdoors?  Perhaps to start getting your garden ready for the summer? Seedy Saturday is Transition Deal’s seed and plant swap, taking place at the Landmark Community Garden, where you can donate unwanted seeds and come away with some exciting new ones.  There will also be some…

Case Studies from GEEP

The Global Environmental Education Programme has launched its first 10 case studies.  You will find an introduction here, and this link takes you directly to the Cases which come from across the globe with a mix of countries and regions: GEEP is a partnership between NAAEE, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Environmental…

Earth Day 2017

This year, Earth Day in April 22th. Earth Day has a long history.  It began in the USA in 1970, but is now an international phenomenon and you will find the Earth Day Network’s mission here.  This begins: “Earth Day Network’s mission is to broaden and diversify the environmental movement worldwide and to mobilise it as…

Food for Life policy round up

The Soil Association’s Food for Life initiative has published a policy update.  It’s here. We noted these: Food Research Collaboration submission to inquiry into Brexit, food and farming This paper, drawn up by the Food Research Collaboration, was submitted as evidence to the House of Lords EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee inquiry into the implications…

The future of the CREST Awards

The British Science Association is seeking teacher feedback to help shape the future of the CREST Awards, and engage more young people and schools in the Awards.  It’s asking for the opinions of UK Primary and Secondary school staff (both those who have run CREST before, and those that have not). If you complete the survey before…

The latest countryside jobs

Here’s a link to the latest jobs c/o the CJS.  The jobs advertised include: Senior Ecologist, JFA Ltd (South East England, Part or full time, allowing for home flexible working) Ranger, Severn Trent (Carsington, Derbyshire, Draycote, Warwickshire & Staunton Harold, Leicestershire, 12 month placements) Estate Worker / Landscape Gardener, Hestercombe Gardens Trust (Taunton, Somerset) Seasonal…