What went right in 2022: the top 25 good news stories of the year – Check out Positive News’ roundup of the top good news stories from 2022, 13 of which are environment and climate themed! Read More.
‘If you win the popular imagination, you change the game’: why we need new stories on climate – Rebecca Solnit explores how the stories we use shape the world around us, and how a change in climate related stories will help shape our future. Read More.
The Year in Cheer – This blog from Reasons to be Cheerful explores 183 ways the world got better throughout 2022. Enjoy! Read More.
Engaging youth in climate action: recommendations from Ireland and Tanzania – In this blog Sarah McIvor discusses an IIED study exploring the barriers faced by young people and solutions for overcoming them. Read More.
Universities for Goal 13 Competition – Is running again this year from January to September; the six participating schools have been announced and their students will be working across disciplines to produce creative solutions for energy transition and environmental sustainability. Read More.
Polar bears found to be surviving despite lack of sea ice offers hope for species – Researchers have found an isolated group of the bears surviving thanks to freshwater ice from glaciers that discharge into the sea. Read More.
22 things we learned in 2022 – 5 Media’s compilation of the sustainable solutions from around the world that most blew their minds during 2022. Read More.
In pictures: 10 unusual species discoveries of 2022 – Positive News have compiled a feature taking a sneak peak at 10 new species that were discovered across the world during 2022, including a giant waterlily! Read More.
The EarthShot Prize – Is open for nominations for the 2023 contest. You can visit their website to find out more and to view of list of nominators open to receiving proposals. Read More.
Five ways you can stand up for nature in 2023 – As we move into the New Year Dr Mya-Rose Craig, aka ‘Birdgirl’, recommends five ways we can be stewards of nature. Read More.
The Big Garden Birdwatch – Is happening from the 27th-29th January and the RSPB want as many people as possible to get involved. Take part as an individual, a household, or a school. Read More.
The Sustainability Centre – have a whole host of courses lined up for 2023, including willow weaving, hedge laying, kitchen gardening, compost toilet building, forest school, composting, foraging, and more. Read More.
Feedback on the Sustainability and Climate Change Strategy – Following recent engagement the DfE are encouraging further ‘stakeholder and youth engagement’ by holding two virtual sessions inviting feedback on recent developments. Wednesday 18th and Tuesday 24th January. Email DFE.SUSTAINABILITY@education.gov.uk with the date of the session you’d like to attend in the subject line.
Show the Love – This February The Climate Coalition are asking everyone to show their love for the planet by creating and showing off their green hearts, use their online resources to get involved. Read More.
Earth Day 2023 – Is the 22nd of April. You can find loads of information, resources, and more on the Earth Day website to help you plan something supportive, educational, or both. Read More.
Global Solutions Forum – On the 15th February this event will showcase the most transformative and scalable solutions from within the SDSN network. The event is live in Brazil, but will be available to watch on the SDSN YouTube Channel. Read More.
EARTHDAY Live – Join the Earthday Team for a series of webinars covering topics such as Education, Youth and Community Activism, Fast Fashion, Solutions to the Environment Crisis, and more. Recordings of previous webinars are available to watch online. Read More.
What do Children need in order to Thrive? – This free webinar from Circle of Life Rediscovery is taking place on Sunday the 22nd of January, and asks how outdoor learning can improve teaching outcomes, behaviour, and mental youth for young people. Read More.
Europe Sustainable Development Report 2022: Achieving the SDGs: Europe’s Compass in a Multipolar World: SDSN – This is the fourth independent quantitative report on the progress of the European Union towards the SDG’s. It also presents 10 contributions from scientists and practitioners on ways to strengthen the EU’s SDG leadership at home and internationally. Read More.
Transitioning to a Circular Economy – Global Compact Network UK are offering an 8 session online webinar course exploring how companies can measure and improve their circularity, including mobilising finance and business models. Feb – April 2023. Read More.
Young Leaders for Sustainable Cities – Voyage Youth are offering this new accredited BTEC Course for young people aged 14-15, which launches in April 2023 and will include 10 weekly Saturday sessions, a half term programme, and a residential to Surrey. Find out more and book a place online. Read More.
Gather Viewing Guide: Centre for Ecoliteracy – This freely available resource accompanies an award winning film, ‘Gather’, which explores Native American food sovereignty, touching on environmental studies, geography, science, history, social studies, and health. It’s been designed for use with middle school and high school students (UK secondary school age) and can be accessed online. Read More.
How are we connected to Antarctica?: The Harmony Project & Reboot the Future – This teaching pack invites students and teachers alike to embark on an expedition to Antarctica, and challenges them to work towards achieving a healthier future for our planet. You can also watch a recording of the launch online. Read More.
Critical Thinking about Climate Change: Liverpool World Centre, Get Up and Goals – This resource pack focuses on SDG 13, with a dual focus of developing students’ critical thinking skills, and utilises case studies relating to current global conversations on the impact of climate change. Read More.