People’s Plan for Nature – This piece from RSPB is an update on the progress of the People’s Plan for Nature – the diverse and 100-strong group which has been meeting and working over the last four months to create an ambitious nature saving plan – ahead of its launch in March. Read More.
No More Fairy Tales: Stories to Save the Planet: Stories by Kim Stanley Robinson, Paolo Bacigalupi, Sara Foster, Andrew Dana Hudson, Brian Burt, and others – This is a collection of 24 short stories exploring technological and systemic solutions to the climate crisis, and imagining what the future might look like. Read More.
Is the key to fixing the climate in our heads? – This 5 Media interview with green economist Per Espen Stoknes is all about how we have conversations about the climate and how we can learn to communicate in a more constructive way. Read More.
‘We create changemakers’: the new UK college dedicated to climate crisis – The newest higher education college in the UK has built its campus out of a former farm, and is committed to preparing students for the climate crisis by offering innovative courses that build critical thinking skills. Their new Sustainable Futures BA begins September 2023. Read More.
Bottle with a message – New research by Plymouth University suggests inviting children to write stories about nature and the environment helps to deepen their feeling of connection to the natural world and environmental issues. Read More.
4 out of 5 committees now support including ecocide in environmental crime directive – The EU Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs has recently voted in favour of including Ecocide in the directive on protection of the environment through criminal law, currently under revision. Read More.
World’s biggest investment fund warns directors to tackle climate crisis or face sack – “the fund is preparing to vote against the re-election of at least 80 company boards for failing to set or hit environmental or social targets”. Read More.
Fossil fuel companies won’t save us from climate change. We need governments to step up – Adam Morton examines the discrepancy between the actions of the fossil fuel companies and the shifts in thinking seen and supported elsewhere. Read More.
SDG Teach In – This campaign from SOS-UK runs from the 1st – 31st March 2023, and invites teachers to pledge to include the SDG’s in their teaching, learning, and assessment during and beyond the campaign. Watch the webinar and read the report from last year to find out more, and make your pledge via the online form. Read More.
Green Alley Award – Public voting is open until 20th Nominate your favourite startup from the longlist of circular economy entrepreneurs. Read More.
ESD, Academic Quality and Student Voice – This online survey is part of a Quality Assurance Agency project aiming to identify effective ways of ensuring ESD is integrated into academic and student led systems. Read More.
Schools for Nature Survey 2023 – WWF, RSPB, National Trust, and other partners want to know what schools are currently doing to help protect and restore local nature. This survey closes on 28th February.
‘Let’s go Zero’ UK Nature Prize for Schools – Enter by telling the OVO Foundation how your school would utilise a prize money pot to bring students closer to nature. Enter by 6th March 2023. Read More.
Nature Connection and Children – This online survey has been put together by independent researchers working for the Natural History Museum UK, and seeks to learn more about the role of Museums in children’s learning about the climate crisis. Read More.
Enter the RSPB Winter Raffle – Open until 24th March 2023, this raffle puts you in with the chance of being a prize winner, and helps collect important funds so RSPB can continue their vital work. Read More.
Sustainable City Awards 2023 – This award celebrates schools throughout London’s 33 boroughs who are doing innovative things to help improve the environment. Schools can enter until the 20th of February, and nominate a charitable cause to receive a prize donation if they win. Read More.
Earthday 2023 – Is April 22nd, and you can access the toolkit for taking action, and either register your event or find nearby events to take part in online. Read More.
Big Change Big Education Challenge – This is a prize fund supporting young people aged 18 – 25 with a bold idea about transforming education in and/or outside of school. The deadline for submissions is the 22nd February. Read More.
London Student Sustainability Conference – Is running from the 20th of February and will feature a hybrid mix of in-person and online events for students, teachers, professionals, and members of the public. There’s still time to register. Read More.
STEM, biomimicry and designing a sustainable future – This webinar with multiple dates in March explores how you can utilise Natural Entrepreneurs to enhance your students STEM learning with Biomimicry. Natural Entrepreneurs is a European funded project encouraging students aged 15-18 years to use biomimicry as a research and design tool. Read More.
Exploring energy and climate change in KS1 and KS2 – Join this webinar from The Harmony Project on the 16th March to find out more about the teaching pack they’ve put together to help teachers explore the links between climate change and fossil fuels with their primary students. Read More.
Get up and Goals Teaching Resources: Liverpool World Centre – This new climate change teaching resource for SDG 13 focuses on developing students critical thinking skills through analysis of current global conversations and case studies. Read More.
Education on Fire: Mark Taylor – Through a series of interviews with people from all over the education sector, this podcast aims to enrich our understanding of how we can enrich children’s learning, in any field, whether you’re a parent, educator, or mentor. Read More.