State of Nature

The new State of Nature report says: “The UK, like most other countries worldwide, has experienced a significant loss of biodiversity. The trends in nature presented here cover, at most, 50 years, but these follow on from major changes to the UK’s nature over previous centuries. As a result, the UK is now one of…

25th September 2023

Climate Action Awards – The Climate Action Awards will recognise schools and colleges that have brought about change at an institutional level, supporting their students in developing green skills, championing nature and working towards a sustainable future. This includes recognition of the work already underway in many education settings through existing awards and schemes that can be built…

Through a Glass Darkly – Part 1

Today’s post is by regular contributor, Richard Jurin. Before his retirement, Richard led the Environmental Studies programme at the University of Northern Colorado, where he launched a degree in Sustainability Studies.  His academic interests are environmental worldviews and understanding barriers to sustainability. As ever, with our blogs, the views expressed are not necessarily shared by…

Victorian Building Lessons

Today’s post is by David Dixon, NAEE Trustee and author of Leadership for Sustainability: saving the planet one school at a time (Crown House Publishing, 2022). As usual with our blogs, the views expressed are not necessarily shared by the Association. The media and the political classes have become very agitated by the latest news…

19th September 2023

Gillian Keegan Letter – The Secretary of State’s response to questions from Teach the Future is online here. . Wednesday 4 October – A reminder that, from this date, all schools, nurseries and colleges in England will be able to join the National Education Nature Park on a new website.  They can celebrate the launch and get a taste of…

ESD, EfS, Shed-Share and Claude

This question was recently sent to the SHED-SHARE JISCMail: “Dear all, I have a question about the language that our institutions use in relation to Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). I see some institutions using Education for Sustainability (EfS) instead of ESD and would love to know if there is a reason that one phrase is used…

Large Scale Electricity Storage

The Royal Society has published a report exploring large scale electricity storage. The Executive Summary begins with a useful clarification of the problem we face: The UK Government has a stated ambition to decarbonise the electricity system by 2035 and is committed to reaching net zero by 2050. As Great Britain’s electricity supply is decarbonised,…

11th September 2023

Transform Our World – GAP is recruiting for 24 young people, aged 14-16 to join its Transform Our World team.  Full details on what’s involved and how to apply are here.  Here’s a Tweet and a LinkedIn post if you’d care to spread the word. . Environmental History – UCL Press has announced the publication of a new open access book: History and the Climate Crisis: Environmental…

Small Space Rewilding

A recent Times Environment feature focused on small space rewilding.  This is what it said: “A new study demonstrates the impact on wildlife of nurturing small spaces. Much is written about the benefits of mass rewilding projects, across vast swathes of land. But scientists at the University of Melbourne found that a mere 12 months after an…

Green Teacher

The Summer edition of Green Teacher magazine is now published. Its contents are here (with the freely-available articles included) Driving Change… The Electric School Bus by Gillian Petrini (Free Article)Instructional Materials for Elementary School Driving Change… The Electric School Bus by Chloe Faught (Free Article)Instructional Materials for Secondary School Outstanding Science Trade Books for Environmental Literacy by William Straits (Free Article)A…