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Welcome to the November edition of the SEEd e-newsletter. Here, you will find news on sustainable development in the Education sector and sustainable schools, ESD, environment news, sustainability news, jobs, funding and any upcoming events, courses or consultations.

Sustainable Schools Alliance News

SEEd News & Opinions

  • Official launch of SEEd for Change crowdfunding video - “Why should I care about future generations – what have they ever done for me?” So starts the opening line of SEEd’s crowdfunding video which has just gone live on the crowdfunding website crowd funder. Read more →
  • New dates for SEEd Learning for Sustainability leadership course - SEEd are pleased to announce that our Learning for Sustainability leadership course will be taking place on the 12th & 13th January 2017 and the 30th & 31st March 2017. Read more →
  • Training and evidence available to SEEd members in exclusive new area of website - Remember the best workshop you’ve ever attended? What if you could run your own and much more for the whole year… Read more →

SEEd Member News

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  • Peterborough’s Eco Education Framework recognised internationally with award - Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) is delighted to have won an international Green Apple award for Environmental Best Practice 2016, which was given for its bespoke Peterborough Eco Framework. Read more →
  • National Union of Students continue to lead the way in driving student engagement and behavior change in education institutes across the UK - National Union of Students (NUS) represents over 600 student unions across the UK. This article features a few examples of the excellent work they are involved in to engage young people in sustainability issues. Read more →
  • London’s Environmental Educators Forum secures funding for another 3 years - SEEd member, the London Environmental Educators Forum, have successfully secured funding for a further 3 years of work. Read more →
News and Research

Education and Environment News

  • Let’s go back to the future with co-operative schools – and leave grammars in the past – Comprehensive schools have improved our lives. The evidence that they are better for our children and for all of us is overwhelming. Read more →
  • UK signs up for Paris climate agreement - The UK government has signed a document ratifying the world's first comprehensive agreement on tackling climate change. Read More →
    Universities struggle to meet Green Goals - UK universities are helping lead the world on environmental research – but when it comes to their own back yard they appear to be falling behind. Read more →
  • Values, identity and the Trump and Brexit vote: making sense of 2016 - For all the wrong reasons, we won’t forget 2016 in a hurry. The political turmoil engulfing the West will have repercussions for decades to come. Read more →
  • The Future of Learning: Exploring an education fit for the future – As part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Disruptive Innovation Festival, Ken Robinson and Peter Senge explore their thoughts on the future of education. Watch now →
  • ‘Extraordinarily hot’ Arctic temperatures alarm scientists - The Arctic is experiencing extraordinarily hot sea surface and air temperatures, which are stopping ice forming and could lead to record lows of sea ice at the north pole next year, according to scientists. Read more →

Research, Publications and Guidance

  • Transforming outdoor learning in schools – One of the outcomes of the Natural Connections project, this booklet provides school staff with an introduction to the value and impact of well-planned regular outdoor learning. Read more →
School Stories and Events


  • SEEd Learning for Sustainability leadership course, 12th & 13th January 2017 and 30th & 31st March 2017 - Developing the skills for facilitation, learning, participation, change, influence and persuasion. Read more →
  • SEEd National Sustainable Schools Conference 2017, 19th April 2017 - Save the Date - more information to follow very soon! 
  • UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development annual conference, 1st March 2017 - The date has been announced for the UKSSD Annual Conference - save the date in your diary! More details will follow on their website in the near future.
  • EAUC annual conference, 28th-30th March 2017 - This year's conference theme will be Global Goals: Local Action. Read more →
  • Rumpelstiltskin: The Straw Baby, touring from March 2017 – This thought provoking and imaginative theatre in education performance from Big Brum will be once more touring schools in the UK. SEEd were fortunate enough to feature them as part of our 2016 National Sustainable Schools Conference in Leicester, and can’t recommend them highly enough. Excellent for schools looking to explore creative problem solving, imaginative thinking and much more. Find out more here →
Take Part

Take Part

  • Big Schools Birdwatch, 3rd January to 17th February 2017 - Big Schools' Birdwatch is an educational activity that gets your class closer to nature. It takes just an hour and works for all ages and abilities. Find out more →
  • Remembrance Day for lost species, 30th November – is a chance to learn and tell the stories of lost and disappearing species, and to renew commitments to those remaining. Anyone can participate with any kind of species memorial event or activity.  Find out more →
  • Earth Hour 2017, Saturday 25th March – The date is set for the big 10-year anniversary of Earth Hour, make sure you’ve got Saturday 25th March in your diary! Read more →


  • Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust: Environmental Education Officer, (Closing date: Monday, 12th December) - The Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust is a membership-based voluntary organisation, managing over 80 nature reserves, influencing land management and educating and encouraging all sectors of the community to care for local wildlife. Read more →
  • Allnat Outdoors: Seasonal outdoor education tutor (Closing date: not specified) - Allnatt Outdoors has been providing high quality outdoor education for over 90 years. Read more →
  • The Magdalen Environmental Trust: Environmental Education Officer, (Closing date: Sunday, 18th December) – The Magdalen Environmental Trust are pleased to offer a vacancy for an Environmental Education Officer working within our professional Learning and Wellbeing Team for the 8-month period of March - October 2017. Read more →
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