Bill Scott's blog

Thoughts on learning, sustainability and the link between them

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  • Last Word

    Comments posted on the blog have suggested to me that I may not fully understand the methodology behind People & Planet's league tables, and that I should look at them more closely.    This sounded all too likely, I have...

  • £9000 Spendid – £18000 Terrible

    It is not only this week's Spiked that is wondering about all the bile that has been heaped on poor old AC Grayling's head over the last few days – just Google "New College Grayling" to see the wide-ranging abuse...

  • The Olympic Flame is not for Recycling

    I learnt today from a member of LOGOC that the Olympic flame is not any old recycled flame, but is brand new for each games.  Phew!   We were reassured about this at the Wiltshire Assembly meeting today (we were...

  • From Bonn to Tokyo - traveling with with Chuck Hopkins

    It was great to see Chuck Hopkins at a CREE [University of Bath] seminar yesterday.  He talked about the roads both to and from Bonn, and on to the culmination of the ESD Decade in Tokyo (we presume).  These are...

  • Grade Inflation hits the University Green League

    The 2011 university green league tables are published in today's Guardian.  The usual suspects skulk near the top, but the University of Bath has managed to make it to 31st equal (6 others share this triumph) – up from a...

  • Welcome clarification from the TDA

    In my readings around UNECE’s latest edicts around the teacher competencies that will be needed if they (teachers, that is) are to save the planet, I thought it best to reacquaint myself with what the Teaching Development Agency (TDA for...

  • Report from the bottom line: the UK National Ecosystem Assessment

    I woke up today to discover that this significant publication has emerged.   As the Independent puts it: A view of green space from your bedroom window?  That's worth £300 to you each year.  The total value of British woodland...

  • UNECE's Miracle Birth

    I have written before about what I see as the ineffectiveness of UNECE's work on ESD, so I approach its latest outpourings with my normal skepticism.  After much gestation, it has at last given birth to its Competences in ESD...

  • Wind Energy, the 2nd Law, EVs, Jim Bullis, David MacKay, ...

    Catching up this morning with the Economist's bloggers, I read a Babbage column on wind energy and the Californian dream.  As with many other science and technology blogs that I read, the interest comes as much from the discussion as...

  • Trains and Boats and Planes

    I travelled to Edinburgh to the HEA meets the EMF match by train.   Although this took a  bit longer than flying from Bristol, it meant I got to spend a comfortable and undisturbed time reading Stephen Sterling's Future Fit draft...