Bill Scott's blog

Thoughts on learning, sustainability and the link between them

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  • Meeting UK political leaders today

    Today's post is brief.  It simply reports that representatives of the young people who make up the UK Student Climate Network [ UKSCN ] are to meet the leaders of political parties at Westminster to press their case that young people's concerns...

  • Changing the debate: schools climate conference workshops

    There's more here on Wednesday's school climate conference organised by the Green Schools Project, School 21, and WE.  This was designed "to provide rigorous knowledge, skills and motivation to allow young people to change the debate in their schools and local communities". This...

  • Changing the debate: schools climate conference inputs

    The school climate conference on Wednesday, which was organised by the Green Schools Project, School 21, and WE, was designed "to provide rigorous knowledge, skills and motivation to allow young people to change the debate in their schools and local communities". So how...

  • Changing the debate: schools climate conference summary

    I went to the school climate conference yesterday organised by the Green Schools Project, School 21, and WE (and by UCL).  It was designed "to provide rigorous knowledge, skills and motivation to allow young people to change the debate in their schools and...

  • Changing the debate: the London schools climate conference

    I'm at this school climate conference today.  It coincides with London Climate Action Week. This conference is organised by the Green Schools Project, School 21, and WE, and is designed "to provide rigorous knowledge, skills and motivation to allow young people...

  • How did you get to Glasto, Sir David?

    I found myself wondering how David A got to Glastonbury the other night for his adulatory walk-on congratulating the massed throng for their restraint in not using too many plastic bottles – he wasn't quite right in saying that none had...

  • Vital population stats with hidden shame

    The UN has revised down its population projections largely because birth rates are falling faster than expected in some developing countries. UN estimates are now that the global population will be about 9.7 billion in 2050, and around 10.9 billion in...

  • Two hours max for wellbeing

    Research by the universities of Exeter and Uppsala, published in Scientific Reports, found that people who spend at least 2 hours a week in natural settings such as town parks, woodlands, country parks and beaches are more likely to report good health...

  • An Urgent Plea from the Future

    Last week, I read a message from the Global Center for Human Change – a not-for-profit organisation in New York – about a new resource: An Urgent Plea from the Future: A Guidebook for Conscious World Citizens. The message began:...

  • What teachers think about climate and curriculum

    Last Friday, the Guardian published part of the results of a YouGov survey of teachers commissioned by Oxfam on behalf of the UKSCN.   Here are the full results:   Thinking generally about the UK's education system... To what extent,...