Bill Scott's blog

Thoughts on learning, sustainability and the link between them

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  • 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,...

  • Almost halfway to Bedford 2045

    Last month, The Economist ran a long feature article on millennial socialism.  It was mainly about the USA but the Leninist sect now controlling the Labour Party over here were a focus as well.  The emphasis was on new (and...

  • A list of female climate leaders

    To mark International Women's Day, The Ecologist compiled a list of 25 inspirational female "climate leaders" who, it days, will be shaping the climate agenda in 2019.  It only consulted around 100 people in "the field" to compile the list.  There are well-known...

  • Jesus wouldn't make a valuable contribution to Cambridge University

    A spokesperson for Cambridge University's Student Union, the Hon. Mx Fatima Cholmondeley-O'Malley-Ngono, said that when Jesus returns to Earth in the second coming, he would not be invited to the university.  Writing in the University house-mag, Cholmondeley-O'Malley-Ngono explained: "His work...

  • Less waste in space exploration

    It was good to see Egon Musk's Falcon 9 rocket return to Earth the other day by landing the right way up on a floating platform.  The video of it is here, along with a few clips of instances where...

  • SOS-UK

    NUS is in the process of setting up a new charity, called Students Organising for Sustainability (SOS-UK), so it can do more and even better sustainability work.  I have been an enthusiastic supporter of this change for some time. NUS...

  • Gove and Hinds on the climate strikes

    I see that Mr Gove has written in support of the students striking for climate change.  He would never have done that had he still been Education Secretary of State which say s a lot. At the same time, the...