Solar for Schools Community Benefit Society
Is a unique community benefit society run by schools to support schools wishing to move to solar power. It was set up in 2016 to enable schools in England and Wales to benefit from solar panels without having to invest themselves, yet share in the expected long-term profits, or surplus income generated by each solar project despite very low government subsidies. Read More.
Marine Conservation Society
MSC has seen some really good news recently with their Turtle conservation work in the UK Overseas Territories receiving a welcome boost for two projects working to support the recovery, monitoring, and management of Turtle populations. Read More.
These projects will help us understand the status of turtle populations in these UK Overseas Territories, and how people are dependent upon them. In the face of climate change, habitat destruction and overfishing, it’s vital we develop resilience in these island’s marine ecosystems for the turtles and for the people that also depend on them for the economy and well-being.Amdeep Sanghera, UKOT Conservation Officer
Throughout June 2020 NUS’s SOS (Student’s Organising for Sustainability) carried out research asking further and higher education students across the UK what they think the priorities for recovering from the pandemic should be. Many of the students interviewed responded that they believed climate change should be one of the main priorities. The answers received from this survey were then compared with national statistics and other research, and the full report is available for download. The linked blog contains an overview of the findings. Read More.
UKSSD have teamed up with Planet Pod to produce a new podcast series exploring the role of the Sustainable Development Goals in the UK’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. Each episode looks at a different aspect of sustainability and talks to guest speakers from around the UK exploring the effects of the pandemic and how the SDG’s can be a tool to navigate, mitigate, recover, and grow. As this is a new podcast there are currently four episodes available, but more are due to be released weekly. Read More.