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Welcome to the March 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

  • SEEd hosted National Sustainable Schools Conference on March 2nd â€“ Find out all about how our event went and ways to get involved in the future! Read more →
  • Check out our blog post about the Real Junk Food Cafe! – The catering company/cafe who are making waves as a social enterprise. Read more →

SEEd Member News

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  • Target 4 Green – After a successful first event in Dubai, Target 4 Green will be running a Symposium this June at Walhampton School in Hampshire to showcase sustainable companies and NGOs. If you would be interested in getting involved in any way, contact Peter Milne at info@target4green.com (Walhampton School, Hampshire on 16th June).
  • British Council and Think Global: Learning for Action - Bringing the SDGs to life –Think Global and the British Council are hosting a series of seminars on the Sustainable Development Goals. The first, which took place on Tuesday 22nd March,  examined a global initiative to raise awareness of the goals and looked at the conditions that need to be in place for behaviour to change. The second and third seminars will be coming up soon so make sure to check out Think Global's website for more info. (27th April/15th June). Read more →
  • BlueWave Education: Aspects of Leadership – This event focuses on how two schools faced their challenges, raised standards across the school and put in place strategies to avoid slipping back. These strategies include: Shared vision, using development planning, ensuring lesson observations serve a professional development purpose and more (17th May. Durham Leadership Centre, Enterprise Way). Read more →
News and Research

Education and Environment News

  • Sexist Textbooks are rife! – This UNESCO report suggests that textbooks in certain countries are “nurturing drudges” in domestic roles. Read more →
  • Collectively’s 8 Best Ways to Die (Sustainably) – For anyone wondering what to do with their remains once your time on this mortal coil is over, have a read. Read more →
  • Growing wealth inequality in the UK - This recently published Oxfam report talks about how over a quarter of the £4trn increase in our economy since 2000 has gone into the hands of the top 1%. Read More
  • Teenagers want to be teachers – Approximately a fifth of students surveyed chose teaching as a preferred profession. Is this a possible solution to the teaching crisis? Read More
  • Turning all schools into academies: what exactly is the point? – Fiona Millar discusses the impacts and implications of the government initiative to centralise control of British schools. Read more →

Research, Publications and Guidance

  • An Economy For the 1%: How privilege and power in the economy drive extreme inequality and how this can be stopped, Deborah Hardoon, Ricardo Fuentes-Nieva, Sophia Ayele – In the face of massive wealth inequality, should we change the way our economy works? Read more →
  • Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning, Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, Mark A McDaniel – This book emphasizes the practical application of learning techniques rather than teaching strategies, potentially useful for any educator! Read more →
School Stories and Events


  • Learning for Sustainability Scotland: Introduction to Fundraising Workshops - Learning for Sustainability Scotland are pleased to announce a series of fundraising workshops tailored to suit your needs no matter how experienced you are in your fund-raising journey. (12 April 2016, Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh) Read more
  • Learning Partnerships for Sustainability: Learning for Sustainable Futures Annual Event – The event theme is about learning partnerships for sustainability. With projects engaged in cross-faculty collaborations, university-community links, staff-student partnerships and research-teaching connections. The range of subject areas involved includes criminology, journalism, commercial interior design, events management and photography, as well as inter-disciplinary initiatives. (2nd of June, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham) For more information email Barbara Rainbow. brainbow@glos.ac.uk.
  • Universities as Beacons of Change: International Education for Sustainability Conference – The conference takes place at the University of Gibraltar, in its beautifully restored campus on Gibraltar. Sessions commence in the afternoon of 27th June and the event concludes on the 28th June. Focused on ESD, professional development and higher education, the event will bring over 150 international participants to discuss how universities can become beacons of change and good practice in ESD. (27-28 June 2016, University of Gibraltar). Read more →.
Take Part

Take Part

  • World Water Day – Waterwise are hosting Water Saving Week for the second year running. As before, there'll be an exciting range of activities to raise awareness about why we need to save water, including daily challenges, ideas and tips to help you do it. Read more →
  • Chorlton Big Green Happening 2016 – Promoting a greener way of life and sharing ideas and information to get all of us informed, inspired and motivated. Support local eco-businesses, be moved by music, wowed by ethical fashion and up-cycling, but most of all, raise your awareness to make conscious decisions to create a sustainable, ethical lifestyle for our future. (Saturday April 23rd. St Clement's Church, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester). Read more →
  • Society for Research into Higher Education: Approaches and Methods Event – This workshop aims to clarify the different approaches to research to aid in the selection of methodology, design and techniques appropriate to given research problems. Read more →


  • Somerset Wildlife Trust: Nature and Wellbeing Manager (closing date 3rd April) – This is a new post that has been created to lead the development and delivery of the Trust’s community, outreach and wellbeing areas of work and provide input to Somerset’s Nature Matters Campaigns; defining their overall strategic direction in order to inspire and motivate communities to value the natural environment and take action to support nature’s recovery at scale. Read more →
  • Campaign to Protect Rural England: Campaign Manager (closing date 4th April) – Working within our influential and respected Campaigns and Policy Department, this exciting new role will require very strong project management and communication skills. Reporting directly to the Campaigns and Policy Director, the role is being recruited to sharpen CPRE’s capacity to run effective, integrated campaigns on issues such as protection of the Green Belt and Smarter Travel. Read more →
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