Bill Scott's blog

Thoughts on learning, sustainability and the link between them

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  • Environmental education in England 1960 to 1979 – a pen picture

    In the book Learning, Environment and Sustainable Development: a history of ideas – written by myself and Paul Vare, and published by Greenleaf on the 12th of November 2020 – we present a number of time-line sketches of some of the significant events...

  • Settler colonialists, Google docs, and Ofscoff intrusion

    I was struck listening into the NAAEE research symposium by references to that fact that North American countries are based on settler-colonial regimes that took the land from indigenous peoples.  It seems to have become almost obligatory to apologise for...

  • Are you pro-blue or pro-green?

    This is not an impertinent enquiry into your politics, but a question about your stance on the pros and cons of the putative hydrogen economy.  Do you want blue hydrogen or green hydrogen, or maybe no hydrogen at all? Green...

  • NAAEE Research Symposium 2020

    I attended the NAAEE research symposium this week (9th to 10th October).  It's years since I've been and I was happy to be there by virtue of the internet.  It cost me $100 which is a bargain compared to conventional...

  • David Hume, new Corn Laws and BP

    The National Library of Scotland has announced that it will be addressing the “silences" in its collection by placing place people such as David Hume, Adam Smith and Robert Burns, in the “context” of their day.  John Scally, the national librarian,...

  • Wordsworth's weak link to the East India Company

    I wrote last week about the National Trust's Interim Report on the Connections between Colonialism and Properties now in the Care of the National Trust, Including Links with Historic Slavery.  Subsequent to this, I wrote to the Trust about this passage...

  • Who's to replace Sir David?

    I know it's an indecent question as the poor man's not dead yet, but the race has been on for a while now to find the new David Attenborough.  The BBC 's quite desperate about this and has come up...