September 2019

  • Time to listen to Stern Camden women

    What should individuals, communities, schools and universities do about climate change? is the title of a seminar today at the Grantham Institute.  As I'm having another London-free week, I'm not there. Here's the description: In July 2019, the UK set a...

  • Climate (change) educators help the DfE make its point

    My comments last week about the latest iteration of the DfE straight bat reminded me that NAEE recently featured a story about climate education in a primary school in North Tyne which is working with the creators of the eduCCate...

  • A 3 stage climate change curriculum

    I was criticised the other day because one of my posts was seen as unhelpful.  It was a fair cop, but then not all my comments in the blog are meant to be helpful.  This one is though ... Now...

  • Greta the musical

    Someone who should, perhaps, have known better persuaded Greta Thunberg to deliver her message (old folks have failed, politicians have failed, the Earth is burning, woe is us, I don't do humour, etc) to a musical background provided by The...

  • How green is my university

    Today's THE, in noting that climate change will "likely top the international news agenda later this month when young people across the world walk out of schools, colleges and universities ahead of a crucial summit on the subject being held...

  • Greta refuses to zoom

    I see that the saintly, and surely soon-to-be ennobled, Greta Thunberg, with her dad, has made it to the Americas in a flash boat so that she can keep up her no-flying promise.  This is no ordinary boat, of course,...

  • More backward defence strokes from the DfE

    I see in today's NAEE weekly update that DfE was asked over the Summer whether it had any plans to require teacher training institutions to cover sustainability issues.  DfE said: "... there are no plans to amend the Teachers’ Standards....

  • School climate strikes in Germany

    An NAEE weekly round up in August provided a link to a long article in spiegel-on-line about how the school climate strikes in Germany have evolved over the past year. There was a week-long summer conference in Dortmund at the...

  • The history of humans in zoos

    As I may have mentioned, I'm no great fan of zoos; at worst they seems little more than prisons where humans gawp at the inmates, not all of whom are kept in decent conditions; at best, well, ... I never...