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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.

Corporate Responsibility: Journey to the Centre of the Business

As the nation’s leading hub for sustainability and environmental education, one of our key and ongoing missions here at SEEd is the campaign for sustainability to be reinstated in the national curriculum, ensuring it is embedded across all subjects. In their approach to corporate responsibility, an increasing number of large, multinational organisations are mirroring our actions by focusing the spotlight on discussions around sustainability. Read more →
 
Victoria Tait, SEEd CR Coordinator
SEEd News and Members News

SEEd News

  • UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development 2014 10th-12th November 2014 - This week Ann has been a representative for the UN Sustainable Development Education Caucus at the conference. Check out her thought provoking blogs from each day of the conference. Read more →
  • SEEd Webinar: How People and Technology Come Together for Sustainable School Design? 25th November 2014 - This live SEEd Academy Schools Webinar, lead by Bouygues Sustainability Manager, Sasha Njagulj, lets you and your students explore leading edge design and technology ideas through the field of sustainable construction and in the comfort of your classroom. The live Q&A lets your students pose questions directly to Sasha and to have case studies explained in detail. Read more →
  • New Developments on SEEd Facebook - SEEd's Facebook has changed! Its focus is now ‘the actions we are currently taking for sustainability' and we want to hear about what you are doing too! Ann will be keeping us up to date from Nagoya this week, where she is attending the UN World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development. Let us know what you think about their discussions on “Learning Today for a Sustainable Future”… Read more →
  • SEEd Webinar: Sustainable Food Production, Consumption and Emissions 16th December 2014 - Within this webinar students are invited to find out more about where the food we eat comes from and the impact on greenhouse gas emissions of what we buy? More details nearer the time, keep an eye out →
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SEEd Member News


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  • Learning Through Landscapes launches film with David Attenborough – ‘The Basic Need for School Places Challenge’ considers the growing UK problem for schools which are losing essential outside spaces to school building expansion. The Learning Through Landscapes film and report highlights this issue and some common solutions.  Read more →
  • Forest School Programme Leadership Training 2015 – this Level 3 Certificate in Forest School Programme Leadership (QCF) provides the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to prepare learners for employment as a Forest School Leader. Read more →
  • Energy Saving Quest for Schools from Project Dirt – Our "Quest" has the principle target of instigating and expanding Environmental Science in all classrooms. Considering the scale of the problem with regard to Carbon Emissions, the very least we adults can do is provide a platform for more of our young to gain a solid interest in the subject. Read more →
News and Research

Education and Environment News

  • Movies and YouTube hits spurring action on supply chain issues? - Supply chain issues have frequently featured on the silver screen. You may have seen Hollywood blockbuster ‘Blood Diamond’ starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Other hard-hitting documentaries and videos are also available online to use as learning resources for sustainability issues. Read more →
  • Linking Student Performance in Massachusetts Elementary Schools with the “Greenness” of School Surroundings - Various studies have reported the physical and mental health benefits from exposure to “green” neighborhoods. However, no studies have explicitly assessed the association between exposure to “green” surroundings and cognitive function in terms of student academic performance. Read more →
  • Eco-Centres - DEAN Court Community Centre has been awarded ‘Eco-Centre’ status after a team of residents cut its daily electricity consumption by more than 80 per cent. Dean Court residents led the centre’s drive with the priorities to: Be efficient in how we use energy; Promote waste reduction and recycle as much as possible and; Encourage health living. Read more →
  • UK girls' education campaigner wins global prize - Ann Cotton, who launched the Campaign for Female Education (Camfed), has been named as the WISE Prize laureate at an education summit in Qatar. Read more →
  • Eco-centres: Switch-Off Fortnight campaign - Switch-Off Fortnight runs across the country from 18th November to 1st December. Read more →
  • AltGen supports 18-29 year olds - AltGen is supporting young people to set up workers co-operatives and create a more equal and sustainable future. Read more →
  • The International Green Gown Awards were announced on 6th November - The International Green Gown Awards recognise exceptional sustainability initiatives being undertaken by further and higher education institutions. Hull College (UK) won the Social Responsibility Award for their inspiring project to transform derelict properties and Manchester Metropolitan University (UK) won the Student Engagement Award for their passionate student-led food network. Read more →
 

Research, Publications and Guidance

  • Learning with Nature; Marina Robb, Anna Richardson & Victoria Mew - Full of ideas to help children develop practical and social skills, respect the environment and be aware of their place in the world. Read more →
  • A People's Curriculum for the Earth: Teaching Climate Change and the Environmental Crisis; Bill Bigelow & Tim Swinehart -  Five years in the making, A People’s Curriculum for the Earth is a collection of articles, role plays, simulations, stories, poems, and graphics to help breathe lif e into teaching about the environmental crisis. This and other exciting education resources available here →
  • Smart Learning: Teachers Club Science - Teachers’ Club Science creates an accessible website for all teachers involved in teaching Science to 11-14 year olds, where they can find constantly-updated FREE resources for their classrooms and own CPD in a wide range of topics. Read more →
School Stories and Events

Sustainable Schools Stories

  • New Sustainable Schools Association website in the process of going live - The Sustainable Schools Alliance (SSA) aims to provide a clear and compelling offer of support to all schools in the country, and help them to put sustainability at the heart of what they do. The evidence for the benefits of Sustainable Schools is stronger than ever. Find out more about the SSA →
  • Good practice resource - Making work placements work: Prospect Training Services (Gloucester) Limited -   Prospect identified that for work placements – an essential part of the 16 to 19 study programme – to be successful, all parties must have a clear understanding of what is expected of them. Read more →
 
 

Events

  • Sustainability Leaders Forum: The annual Sustainability Leaders Forum is the daytime event ahead of the Sustainability Leaders Awards, one of the few environmental award schemes accredited by the RSA, with winners eligible to enter the European Awards. Read more →
  • AUDE Academy Masterclass Series: Sustainability Workshop: Strategies for the University Estate. Date:19 November 2014, Conference Aston, Room 144, Aston University Business School Conference Centre, 9.30am – 4.30pm. Read more →
  • Equalising education: The third Millennium Development Goal, aims to promote gender equality and empower women. As 2015 approaches, how far have we come in equalising access to education, work and decision-making? Read more →
  • ASE Annual Conference 2015 - University of Reading: Education for Exceptional ideas and resources for science teaching at the flagship, four-day conference from ASE. Over 300 sessions dedicated to science education across all subject areas and phases, offering hands-on activities for the classroom and inspiring talks Read more →
  • SEEd Facilitation for LfS and transformation 2015: This is the 4 day course that will enable you to work with groups on sustainability issues! It combines social learning, facilitating groups creating new ideas and practices to help them sustain their ideas and work. Dates: 9/10th January  2015 (Part 1) and 13/14th March 2015 (Part 2). Read more →
  • Seminar: Learning from Energy from Waste: How should we dispose of our waste? What are the pros and cons of Energy from Waste? More fundamentally, should we dispose of our waste?  As we move to a ‘circular economy’ what used to be waste could now be viewed as a resource for the future. Read more →
Take Part

Take Part

  • LSx releases Energise London Monitoring and Evaluation Toolkit - Aimed at small charities and community organisations the newly released tool kit aims to provide a guide for planning and delivering Monitoring and Evaluation within projects. Read more →
  • Mayor of London's Low Carbon Entrepreneur 2015 - Submit your bright idea to win £20k or a paid internship. The Low Carbon Entrepreneur Prize is looking for ideas from London's students to make your London a smarter, cleaner, better place to live and work. Read more →
  • Wildlife on your Waterways - London Wildlife Trust is looking for volunteers to help out with the Wildlife on Your Waterways project. Volunteers will be involved in surveying and monitoring, waterway cleanups, habitat management, and raising public awareness. Read more →
 

Jobs

  • Bike It Officer, Rotherham - Bike It is a highly successful project aimed at increasing levels of walking and cycling of both primary and secondary school pupils and their parents in educational settings in Rotherham. Read more →
  • Education Ranger, Closer to Nature in Ipswich - We are looking for a skilled naturalist who has worked with young people and enjoys creating exciting programmes to engage school children, youth groups, families and individuals. Read more →
  • Education & Community Officer (Maternity Cover - 9 month contract) - We are looking for an inspiring person with proven experience in teaching and training to lead delivery of our education and community programme in north Lincolnshire. Read more →
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