I see that the University has slipped (again) in the Green League table – 56th this time – only getting a 2:2. What's worse, we're not only behind the usual stalwarts at Gloucestershire and Plymouth, but also trailing in the wake of UWE, and well behind Exeter and Bristol who've both surged up the rankings. And then there's the LSE who've managed to do well in this and the RAE! Swots. Still, we're comfortably ahead of Bath Spa which is always a blessing. I note that we had a 0 for Carbon Emissions, but sadly that's our score, not how much we emit. We got top marks for Fair trade, though – and for the contribution of the Students' Union (which is good to see). So, "Could do better"; but will we? – next year, the classifications take account of car use and car parking.
For three days at the end of March, 900+ people assembled in Bonn for the mid-Decade review. This brief comment is partial - in at least two senses. 1. EFA and ESD If you log onto the UNESCO Education homepage you will see that UNESCO's top priority is “Education...
It seems to me that one of those seminal moments is approaching, when we shall have to decide whether sustainability in schools is to be seen and treated as just another initiative, a bit like environmental education or global citizenship...