The First Step Towards Change is being Aware we Need it – Victoria Morrell, 1st place winner in the photo category of the 2023 Young Reporters for the Environment International Competition, shares some reflections. Read More.
The Observer view on Cop28: UK is turning its back on chance to lead climate fight – In the lead up to COP28 this Observer Editorial explores some of the impacts of Rishi Sunak’s anti-green policies. Read More.
UK U-Turns in Support of Ocean Conservation – Environment secretary Thérèse Coffey recently announced the UK Government will add it’s voice to 24 already calling for a pause on ocean seabed exploitation for minerals such as cobalt and lithium. Read More.
Solar will soon eclipse all other forms of energy – Solar energy is forecast to be the world’s largest single source of electricity by 2027 and in this article Positive News shares 5 ways the sector is developing. Read More.
Welsh Government Brings in New Single Use Plastics Ban – Since the end of October single use plastics including straws, cutlery, stirrers, takeaway food containers, balloon sticks, and cotton buds, have been banned from being supplied. Read More.
World behind on almost every policy required to cut carbon emissions, research finds – Fiona Harvey’s recent article for The Guardian explores new findings from The State of Climate Action 2023 report. Read More.
Connecting children and young people with nature – Is a free public Nature Connection webinar on Tuesday 28th November, showcasing initiatives that help children and young people grow a stronger sense of nature connectedness. Read More.
National Education Nature Park – Stay up to date with the Nature Park’s progress by signing up to receive their newsletter, and if you or your setting aren’t registered for the project you can do so online. They’ve also launched a helpful webinar series so you can get the most from the project, and have a whole host of free resources available online.
Aged 16-24? Get your nature hit – for free! – In a two-year trial the RSPB has scrapped entry fees for young people aged 16-24, across all their centres and reserves. Read More.
Teach the Teacher – Through this programme students receive training and resources enabling them to give their teachers a lesson on climate change and the need for climate education. Read More.
Enabling Youth Social Action – Is a free 15-month interactive course from Global Action Plan aimed at educators already working directly with young people aged 10 – 18 in schools. Course runs from Feb 24 to June 25. Read More.
#iwill Week – The 20th – 24th November is #iwill Week, an annual celebration of the work young people, Ambassadors, Champions, and partners are leading up and down the UK. This year marks 10 years of the #iwill movement, find events for each day online. Read More.
Carbon Literacy Training – This online course delivered in partnership by EAUC and the Carbon Literacy Project runs from the 17th – 24th January 2024, and is tailored to the university and college sector. Read More.
Carbon Literacy Action Day – is December 4th! This year the Carbon Literacy Project are running a huge, fully inclusive and open to all training day. Find out how you can get involved. Read More.
FEE Teacher Award – Applications are open until April 2024 for the FEE Teacher Award, which aims to recognise and celebrate teachers’ effort and impact. Read More.
Climate Change Food Calculator – This calculator enables you to look up the carbon footprint of some of your favourite foods, it also comes with a pretty comprehensive article explaining how the calculations are made, and how food impacts greenhouse gas emissions. Read More.
COP28: A Youth Perspective – This event from Transform Our World is a 20-minute online session from 8.40-9am on Tuesday 28 November, aimed at 11–14-year-olds, sign up online so your class can take part. Read More.
The Earthshot Prize 2023 – The Earthshot Prize 2023 – This years’ Earthshot Prize winners were announced on Sunday 12th November with 5 eco innovators being awarded £1m each for their solutions based projects; find out more about the winners, and how you can watch the awards online. Read More.
A Visual story of the World’s Carbon Emissions : Visual Capitalist – Visual Capitalist has created a visual map of carbon emissions across the world, displaying each countries output in an easy-to-read diagram. Read More.
Charted: Progress on 2030 Renewable Energy Targets by Country: Visual Capitalist – Also available from Visual Capitalist is this graphic featuring data from the National Public Utilities Council on how countries are meeting 2030 targets for renewable energy. Read More.
Unwrapping the Plastic Problem: Unreported Realities and Recycling Myths – Take a look at the recording of Earthday’s recent interview with Matt Simon, digging for the hidden truths about recycling, and alternative solutions to combat plastic pollution. Read More.
Rebooting Education Report 2023: Reboot the Future, Cambridge University Press – This report collates the thoughts, insights and experiences, of 7,000 teachers and educators, informing how we can create a regenerative, transformative, green education system. Read More.
Green universities 2023 results: Uswitch Green Energy – Uswitch Energy runs an annual survey to find out which universities are leading the way on green initiatives and renewable energy; this report comprises the findings from the 133 universities they spoke to this year. Read More.
SDG Playbook for SMEs: UN Global Compact Network UK – This is a go-to guide for smaller companies to unlock the competitive advantages of embracing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Read More.
COP28 – Is right around the corner! This year will be the first Global Stocktake: assessing the progress made since the adoption of the Paris Agreement. Have a look at the overall programme, and in particular for Youth, Children, Education and Skills day. Read more.
Unleash Your Potential: Global Citizenship – This short course from the University of Bristol is available for free online; find out what it means to be a global citizen, and how you can make a difference on a global scale. Flexible start. Read more.
How to find a job that’s good for you and the planet – a Green Careers Guide: Sustainability Exchange (EAUC) – This guide is for anyone interested in a career that supports a sustainable future, explaining that green jobs go ‘beyond windfarms and wellies’, and helping you understand where you want to go and how to get there. Read More.
A Whole College Approach to Climate Action: Association of Colleges and EAUC – This toolkit is part of a suite of sustainability resources, and supports governors to address climate change as a strategic business issue. There’s a launch webinar on the 22nd November. Read More.
Integrating Climate into Strategies and Planning in Universities: Thomas Owen Smith, SUMS Consulting, HESPA – Where are we, and where are we going? Are the two questions at the forefront of this report, which examines the UK High Education sector’s practice around climate and sustainability integration. Read More.
Global Green Skills Report 2023: LinkedIn – This report identifies trends at the intersection of the workforce and sustainability, based on the activity of more than 930 million LinkedIn users worldwide. Read More.