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  • Thought for Easter from Titania McGrath

    This comes from the activist, healer, radical intersectionalist poet who is "selfless and brave", @TitaniaMcGrath "When women are valued more than men, then and only then will we have achieved true equality." Inspiring.  I hope this keeps you going over...

  • The NEU debates climate change and proposes environmental education

    If you click here you will find Motion 8 which was passed at the National Education Union [NEU] conference the other day.  Actually, you will find the motion and lots of amendments and so it's not clear just what was agreed...

  • What ELSA said to Ofsted

    This is the lengthy response to Amanda Spielman, Ofsted Chief Inspector from the English Learning for Sustainability Alliance [ELSA].  I'm posting it here as I cannot find it on-line and the authors asked for maximum publicity.   Dear Ms Spielman (and copied...

  • Congratulations to Zamzam Ibrahim

    Many congratulations to Zamzam Ibrahim on her election as the next NUS president.  I know Zamzam from her chairing of the NUS sustainability working group that I sit on.   It's good to see another sustainability supporter elected to NUS's highest office,...

  • Wear more Welsh wool sweaters

    Green energy lobbyists and commentators are constantly shouting about new records for renewable energy – that is renewable electricity production.  Progress is being made, it seems, all around us, led by China. However, according to a recent report from the...

  • Blue planet blues

    I missed the social media kerfuffle over the death of a young turtle the other day – but then I missed seeing the BBC programme as well as I don't watch wildlife programmes (they peaked for me with Hans and...

  • Encouraging Ofsted to do the right thing.

    I've been trying to read the responses from 'the environment / environmental education sector' to Ofsted's consultation seeking views on its proposals for changes to the education inspection framework from September 2019. I note that the response from the Green Schools Project (click here.) is...

  • Climate breakdown, the economy and SDGs

    Today's text is a message sent to the SHED-SHARE Maillist by two academic colleagues: Steve Martin & Stephen Sterling. As far as I can see it stimulated little discussion.   Colleagues, As many of us know our unsustainable lifestyles and...

  • Will it be doubleplusungood food c/o Uncle Sam

    The US Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Court of St James, the Hon Woody 'Woodpecker' Johnson, has put the genetically-modified cat amongst the chlorine-washed pigeons by insisting that in any post-Brexit trade deal between UK and Uncle Sam all...

  • School students' encouraging views on environmental sustainability

    Since 2010, NUS has researched the expectations and experiences of students in higher education in relation to sustainability, and in 2016 extended the research to also gather the views of students in further education. For the first time in 2018,...