Bill Scott's blog

Thoughts on learning, sustainability and the link between them

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  • Jonathon Porritt at Bath

    Jonothon Porritt will be giving an I-SEE seminar at Bath on ‘Exploring the Psychodrama of Accelerating Climate Change’ on April 10th – tomorrow.  Details here. Here's his Abstract: The evidence about climate change keeps on getting worse – confirmed both by ever...

  • Re-wilder dreams take a knock

    The Prince of Wales' website has a feature on HRH's March 26th trip to unveil a plaque on the shore of Derwentwater marking the [newish] UNESCO cultural world heritage site – the Lake District.  Details here. It includes this: "There...

  • The missing Swindale sheep

    There's a fine RSPB video about their work with United Utilities in a small Lake District valley, Swindale [the vale of the pig].  Here's Rory Stewart's description of Swindale: "Swindale has always felt like a hidden miracle – a tight-necked...

  • Sustainable development in Pewsey and Marlborough

    Spending an afternoon at Wiltshire Council's eastern area planning committee is as good a way as any to gain insight into sustainable development in the county.  I popped along last week to find 8 councillors (all men of a certain...

  • Keeping Britain untidy

    At yesterday's press conference by the overground littering pressure group, Litter UK, their Chief Strategist, Dr Meg Dods (D.Litt), encouraged its millions of members across the country not to be discouraged by the government's latest campaign against plastic waste.  The...

  • The UK, the SDGs and the ONS

    How's the UK doing in relation to the SDGs do you think? I know this is not a question that is the discussion of the day in pubs or even in louche vegan wine bars in Camden, but it has...

  • Why I like the NUS

    Here is a case study I've written* about the sustainability work of the NUS.  Can there really be a better organisation in the UK at promoting involvement in sustainability? **   STUDENTS AS CHANGE AGENTS  The National Union of Students UK...

  • The leaving of Facebook

    I am in the process of leaving Facebook, an organisation I have come to detest.  In truth, I've never posted anything and only used it to keep up with the activities of NGOs.  A small sacrifice on my part, then,...

  • The Wall – a curriculum matter

    When I went to school, the only wall we really learned about was Hadrian's.  It was, we were taught, a barrier to protect the edge of the Roman empire from those outwith it; that is, the bad guys to the...

  • SDG 4 targets and indicators

    Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all Target 4.1 By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning...