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  • The Education (Environment and Sustainable Citizenship) Bill 

    An Education (Environment and Sustainable Citizenship) Bill has been introduced into the House of Lords to "make provision in the national curriculum regarding sustainable citizenship and protection of the environment."  It's a private members' bill and is 6th in line for debate....

  • The Rude Rags of Nature

    Perhaps the following John Clare poem (with its unusual sing-song meter) ought to be the anthem of all re-wilding projects as it valorises the wild at the expense of the cultivated.  I came across it in WG Hoskins' magisterial The Making...

  • No Mow May and the 2nd Law

    I've been observing No Mow May on my front lawn for much longer than Plant-life's recent campaign, and I always extend it into Just Grow June as well, as I watch  the 2nd law of thermodynamics bring glorious disorder.  It's good...

  • Will the DfE see sense?

    The International Energy Agency (IEA) has published report, setting out its proposals for achieving ‘Net Zero’ carbon emissions that gas boilers should be banned from 2025 to combat climate change, and achieve net-zero emissions by the middle of the century.  It...

  • Environmental Education in Derbyshire

    In early 1983, HMI published A Survey of Environmental Education in Some Derbyshire Primary Schools [ S910/7/011 143/83 DS 1982 ].  This was based on schools visits to 13 schools "of varying size, type and catchment area [which were all] ... known...

  • The People Vs Climate Change

    I've been watching The People Vs Climate Change on IPlayer.  This engaging film follows members of the UK’s first ever Citizens Assembly on climate change, where 108 people – selected to represent the country – were challenged about what we should...

  • Babylon Berlin

    I see that unesco's latest global gabfest launches this week.  It's the world conference on esd with interminable lectures and panels.  I predict that there will be much grandstanding, virtue signalling and sanctimonious pontificating, and no doubt myriad folk will...