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‘We had a third of the Earth to ourselves’: the band that’s spent four years touring the world by sea – “This 70-tonne sailing ship serves as home, touring vessel, music venue and creative project for Filastine and Nova, who mix Javanese folk with psychedelic synths and percussion to spread the word about climate change”. Read More.

EU to ban greenwashing and improve consumer information on product durability – In hopes to cut down the vagueness behind so many products green claims, this new law will stop companies from using eco buzzwords unless the product is certifiably greener than it’s alternatives. Read More.

‘Cheaper to save the world than destroy it’: why capitalism is going green – “Akshat Rathi, a climate reporter with financial news outlet Bloomberg, argues that smart policies can harness capitalism to cut carbon pollution without killing markets or competition”. Read More.

‘Ours could be the first generation that leaves the environment in a better state than we found it’ – In this opinion piece for Positive News environmental scientist Hannah Ritchie discusses why she thinks that for the first time in human history environmental sustainability is within reach. Read More.

Fighting climate change with green muscle memory – In this Earthday article Byce Coon opens and explores the idea of Green Muscle Memory, how it can be a powerful tool, and the importance of fostering climate education. Read More.

Do

The Sea Ranger Service – This recently launched enterprise trains young people living in deprived coastal communities to become ocean conservationists, and pays them; the new Sea Rangers bootcamp in the UK aims to train 20,000 young people and restore 1 million hectares of ocean biodiversity. Young people aged 18 – 29 are invited to apply. Read More.

Nature Park Vision – You could try out writing a collective vision statement for your Nature Park with your class. The National Education Nature Park have a ‘Write a vision statement’ resource to get you started, and they’d love to feature some of the vision statements on their website. Read More.

Bright Green Future – s a free UK-wide environmental leadership and empowerment programme for 16-19-year-olds designed to help them unlock their potential as an environmental leader over the course of six months as part of a diverse group of 25 young people. Applications close 1st March. Read More.

Transforming Education Summit – From the 7th – 9th February, at Hawkswood Centre for Future Thinking, ThoughtBox are this gathering for Headteachers, Senior Leaders, Policy makers, Governors and leaders in education to explore and share ideas for transforming education to best meet the challenges and opportunities of a rapidly changing world. Read More.

Global Action Days 2024 – Schools all over the world are invited to join in FEE’s Global Action Days from April 22nd – May 3rd. Register your interest online to receive the actions and associated supporting resources when they come out. Read More.

BioBeo Festival – Is taking place in Brussels on the 15th The festival features workshops, talks, live performances and more, all focused on approaching bioeconomy and circular economy within education. Read More.

1st International Conference of FEE EcoCampus – This conference takes place in Lisbon on the 26th and 27th April, and marks the 20th anniversary of the EcoCampus programme. Students, educators, facilities staff and everyone interested is invited to join others from around the world to share knowledge and experience. Read More.

Sustainability in Education Conference – SEEd is partnering with and speaking at this exciting conference taking place on the 14th February at the University of Bedfordshire, the conference is designed to provide Sustainability Leads, Teachers, School Improvement Directors, Operations, and Facilities Directors with the tools to progress their school’s climate action plan and put that plan into action. Read More.

The Climate Story Fund – Are open for Creative Non-Fiction story submissions on the theme ‘Visions of a Climate Just Future’. They’re looking for stories that “resonate with a universal love for place, love for community, and love for future generations”, and that envision a just transition to a greener future. Read More.

The Big Plastic Count 2024 – Join thousands of schools, households, community groups and businesses across the UK from the week beginning 11th March, and count and record your week’s plastic. Find out more about the challenge and access resources for teachers online. Read More.

Regional approaches to climate and environmental sustainability education – This UKSSN meeting takes place in London on the 1st February; David Dixon will discuss how to lead a sustainable school and will introduce his toolkit for developing a whole school approach to sustainability. Read More.

See

22 Minutes – Is Earthday’s new digital event series where team members sit down for 22-minute discussions exploring various aspects of climate change and sustainability with experts. Watch the recording of episode one with Dr Janet Swim discussing the intersection of climate change, psychology, and climate education. Read More.

Learn

Funding for School Climate & Biodiversity Projects (UK): Royal Society Tomorrow’s Climate Scientists Programme – Primary and secondary schools in the UK can apply for grants of up to £3,000 to support projects and activities aimed at addressing climate change and biodiversity issues. To be eligible for these grants, schools must have two project partners. The lead applicant should be a school, and the second partner should be a STEM professional from academia or industry. The primary purpose of the funding is to facilitate the purchase of necessary equipment for these projects. The Partnership Grants scheme operates on an annual basis and follows a two-stage application process. Read More.

How Bad are Bananas? The carbon footprint of everything: Mike Berners-Lee – A new, revised edition of this book looks at the carbon footprint of all the things we do and buy, from sending a text message to keeping a pet to getting your shopping delivered or investing in cryptocurrency. The new edition also comes with a 20-page guide on combatting the climate crisis. Read More.

National Education Nature Park Webinar Series: National Education Nature Park – Don’t worry if you’ve missed the latest Nature Park webinar on how to make changes to your learning site (25th Jan), you can catch up with this and previous recordings online. Read More.

Community Energy Fund: South West Net Zero Hub – The Community Energy Fund (CEF) is a national grant scheme aimed at enabling community groups to kickstart community driven clean energy projects; these projects enrich the local social environment, as well as driving local climate action. Read More.