Read The People’s Plan for Nature – With input from thousands of people from across the UK, the People’s Plan for Nature calls for urgent, immediate action – from governments, businesses, charities, organisations, farmers and communities – to protect and fundamentally change how we value nature. Read More.
How green hydrogen could be the key to climate-friendly, carbon-free energy – A less well-known alternative to traditional fossil fuels is Green Hydrogen, and Earthshot prize reporters are catching up with 2021 winner of the prize Vaitea Cowan to find out more about this fuel source, and how her project is progressing. Read More.
Have you heard about America’s 3,000-mile-long car-free park? – Progress continues to be made on the East Coast Greenway, and the benefits are already being revealed. Read More.
The climate solution that not enough people are talking about – Trophic rewilding, or restoring and protecting the functional roles of animals in ecosystems, is an overlooked climate change solution, says a new report published this week in the journal Nature Climate Change. Read More.
Creativity, critical thinking & climate education for the green transition – This blog from OECD Education explores how supporting young people’s creativity and critical thinking skills through education is crucial in supporting them through the green transition. Read More.
The plan to create a ‘nature recovery site’ in every English county – Nature charity Heal launched in lockdown with a simple mission: raise money, buy land, rewild it. Read more.
Summer Youth Camps – Action for Conservation are accepting applications for their free summer youth camps for young people aged 12 – 16 across England and Wales. The camps are packed with conservation activities, careers advice and adventure guided by young environmental professionals, the AFC team and our partners. Apply by 7th May. Read More.
Teach the Teacher – This campaign puts the learning in students hands as they are given the resources, tools, and support to engage their teachers on climate change and the need for education on climate change. Read More.
Global Youth Climate Training – is a 13-week course designed by the Global Youth Coalition and Net Zero Climate to empower young people with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the complex technical language of topics discussed at the UNFCCC and gain the confidence and skills to make targeted interventions at COP28. Applications are open until 30th April 2023, and sessions will begin on 3rd May 2023. Apply online.
Canon Young Champion of the Year Award – Young people aged 9 – 21 who have campaigned for a good cause around a social or environmental issue can submit their entry to this years award. Enter by 28th April. Read more.
Global Action Days 2023 – This year’s theme from Foundation for Environmental Education is ‘Taking Action Against Pollution’ and you can register to join the campaign and access the resources online. The 10 Global Action Days run from the 18th – 28th April 2023. Read More.
UNEP Young Talent Pipeline – The United Nations Environment Programme has opened applications for young people aged 33 and under to join the organisation and become the environmental leaders of tomorrow. There are 12 assignment pathways, and the location for these assignments will be Nairobi, Kenya. Applications close on the 15th of May 2023. Read more.
Climate Champions Youth Fellowship 2023 – Applications are open until the 17th of April for those aged 30 and under to join the UN Climate Change High-Level Champions in one of 7 sectors. This is a 7-month long paid fellowship, with a requirement of 16 hours work per week. As part of the programme, you’ll help mobilise climate action amongst non-State actors to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement. Read more.
Earth Week 2023 – This year, in honour of their 2023 theme ‘Invest in Our Planet’ Earthday.org are hosting a monumental Earth Week. Beginning on the 14th and culminating on Earthday the 22nd of April, events will be taking place worldwide to engage leaders, raise awareness, and mobilise action. Read More.
Save Our Wild Isles Fund – The fund, named after the popular new TV show, is a partnership between RSPB, WWF, and Aviva, and is offering £1 million to support community groups across the UK to protect and restore nature in their local areas. Read More.
Ministry of Eco Education Regional Climate Teacher Gathering events – Coming up in May are two events, one in Bristol and one in London, bringing teachers together to co-create climate education resources. Bristol 30th May. London 31st May.
We are Carbon – Is a relatively new podcast from Helen Fisher inviting guests in from all areas of science, agriculture, education, and more to discuss the bigger picture of climate change, with a focus on the interconnectedness of the problem, and on an optimistic future. Read More.
How to Save the World | The Psychology & Science of Environmental Behaviour – This podcast from Katie Patrick is available on iTunes, Spotify, and Google, and embarks on an intellectual journey into the heart of the environmental psyche, delving specifically into encouraging the adoption of climate action and eco-behaviours. Read more.
Ask the Expert – Pearson’s new resource gives you a direct link to practical advice from environmentalists and educators on how to make your school more sustainable and better engage learners with climate education. Read More.
Sustainability Education in Catholic Education: Guardians of Creation, St Mary’s University – Two reports, Educating and empowering Laudato Si’ Champions in Catholic education, and Developing whole-school approaches to sustainability in Catholic education, have recently been published. The Guardians of Creation group has been formed to directly help the Catholic Church implement transformative responses to the ecological crisis, and both reports are the result of an investigation into current educational offerings and scope for the future. You can find out more about the Guardians of Creation project, as well as information on how to utilise the information within the reports, on their website.
World Penguin Day – Is the 25th of April 2023, and The Harmony Project have created a fantastic resource pack you can use with your KS2 students to explore how we too are connected with Antarctica. Read More.
Classroom Activities and More: Earth Overshoot Day – Earth Overshoot Day marks the day each year by which we’ve globally used more resources than the planet can regenerate within that year; this year it’s July 28th. Find a range of interesting and useful information about this on their website, as well as classroom activities to engage your students with Overshoot Day. Read More.
Imaginal Cells: Visions of Transformation: Kim Polman et al – This anthology collection of essays from world leaders and thinkers explores how a compassionate approach to business, finance, the environment and politics can transform our world. Read More.
Wild Isles: Patrick Barkham and Alastair Fothergill – This book accompanies the popular TV show; it celebrates the wildlife of the British Isles, exploring our wild spaces, and the relationships between the species who inhabit them. Read More.
Earthday Schools Programme: The Dirt Is Good – The Dirt Is Good Schools Programme empowers students aged 7-14 to unite in compassion and take action on the social and environmental causes they care about, whilst working towards the UN SDG’s. Find an assembly pack, and a framework of lesson plans online. Read more.