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Welcome to the September 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.

August is the month that celebrated the International Youth Day, and as we don’t have an August Newsletter it seemed appropriate that we - the Interns - should write this month’s newsletter.
After learning about all that SEEd has achieved in the past and what it is currently working on, it was a bit of a surprise to see that the SEEd office consists of one small room with only a few desks, several pavement stone lookalike MacBooks (to my disbelief they’re only 5 years old)! But this just goes to show that even small charities, when supported by the right people can do much more than one would think by the weight of their laptops. Read more

Florence Culleton (SEEd Intern, Summer 2014)

SEEd News and Members News

SEEd News

  • SEEd introduced Education for Sustainable Development to teenagers from Mexico - Teenagers from Mexico, brought to Oxford by the International Conference Centers for Young Leaders (ICCYL). These young people were tackling some of the most pressing issues of, food shortages, species extinction and drought from their home area and creating sustainable solutions to implement on their return. Read more →
  • SEEd Developing Exciting New Calendar of Webinars for Schools and teachers - Seed is introducing new in class webinars this year to help teachers and their students meet the experts in sustainability and ask the questions they have always wanted to ask! These will be complemented by CPD webinars for the teachers based on a theme of “How to…” Read more about our webinars →
  • SEEd Fieldtrip to Mayfield School sustainable building project - This summer SEEd met The Women in Sustainable Construction and Property Network at an event, which lead to a tour of Mayfield School. If doubling a secondary school to accommodate 2500 pupils’ sounds daunting, then be reassured that a smooth eighteen month build in which consultation, sustainability and learning are fully embedded is possible. Read more →
  • SEEd Members Day & AGM – All Members Invited – Spaces Are Limited, Oct 10th, Linklater Pavilion, Lewes - Dr John Parry (Director), our host will provide tours of the Linklater Pavilion, and we will also hear from Coastal Communities about how local evidence and local solutions are vital to the sustainability of our coasts. We will be electing up to 4 new Trustees – and there is still time to apply! The closing date is Monday at 12 noon. Please email Ann Finlayson for information about how to apply. We are especially interested in a Treasurer or Trustees with funding expertise (who isn’t?!!) Read more →

SEEd Member News

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  • Outdoor Learning and Sustainability Conference 3rd October 2014 - Hope for the Future? – Durham a unique conference for schools in the north east region highlighting the benefits of outdoor learning and sustainability education to learning and to schools as a whole. The day will be a lively mix of keynote speakers and practical workshops suitable for primary, secondary and special schools Read more →
  • Global Action Plan Youtube video: Global Action Plan is an environmental behaviour change charity that inspires people in businesses, schools and communities to take practical action for the environment. Watch the video →
News and Research

Education and Environment News

  • Planet Earth Online - Planet Earth Online is the companion website to the award-winning magazine Planet Earth published and funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). Read more →
  • Emerge Recycling  EMERGE provides the full range of waste, recycling and confidential shredding services to businesses and schools, and promotes sustainable resource management by offering advice, information and educational services within the wider community. EMERGE has a strong environmental and person-centred ethos. The real '3Rs' (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) of sustainable resource and waste management are at the heart of everything we do.  Read more →
  • Publications and Evidence University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership: Drawing on leading University of Cambridge research, we facilitate a flow of knowledge between the University and our network of business leaders and policymakers to support innovative responses to the challenges of sustainability. Read more →
  • UK-wide poll reveals growing appetite for sustainable business: Edie (Environmental Data Interactive Exchange) is the online resource for professionals responsible for the sustainability of their company or organisation. Read more →

Research, Publications and Guidance

  • Schoolzone Schools research white papers: Their research white papers explore how teachers are likely to respond to significant changes in government policy. Primary curriculum readiness (June 2014) - The new GCSE grades and accountability measures (April 2014) Read more →
  • UNESCO Policy Brief 12 - What are the implications for UNESCO of the proposed post-2015 EFA goals? UNESCO has been tasked with spear-heading the global education agenda as part of the post-2015 development debate. This report looks at the implications for UNESCO of the proposed post-2015 education goals. Read more →
  • NERC Unpicking the causes of last winter's floods (4 Sep 2014) - Read more →
School Stories and Events

Sustainable Schools Stories

  • Priestlands School: Keep an eye out for developments at this Hampshire Secondary school’s Walled Garden project and news on fruit and veg being grown by pupils, plus how the chickens, pigs, and live music events are doing. Read more →


  • Schoolzone: New Developments for Edexcel AS Geography: Join David Holmes as he combines a content update with a focus on exam skills. Consider trends in extreme weather, and how climate change might impact on future costal management. Get an update on key trends in climate change research and global hazards. Read more →
  • Business for the Environment Climate Summit 2014: The 4th B4E Climate Summit in London will bring together global leaders from business, government and the NGO community to discuss and frame how a restorative economy might look and agree on practical pre-competitive, within sector and cross-sectoral approaches towards this. Monday, 29 September 2014 from 09:00 to 18:00 London, United Kingdom. Read more →
  •  The Centre for Sustainable Design ® (CfSD) organises the internationally recognised ‘Sustainable Innovation’ series of conferences which is in its 19th year (2014) and has attracted over 2000 delegates from over 50 countries. UCA Farnham, Farnham, Surrey 24th September 2014. Read more →
Take Part

Take Part

  • ‘Sustran: Greener Greenways volunteers across 15 regions of Scotland are continuing to attend monthly training sessions, allowing them to gain the surveying skills to go out on their allocated sections of traffic-free National Cycle Network and report back on the wildlife they are finding there. Find out about becoming a Wildlife Champion. Read more →
  • March through London for climate action with The Climate Coalition - Sunday, September 21, 2014 from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM (BST) London, United Kingdom. Read more →


  • Climate and Energy Policy Officer WWF - This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the WWF UK Climate and Energy policy unit, helping to develop and deliver climate and energy policy solutions. Closing Date: 21/09/2014. Read more →
  • HR Officer Sustran - Salary: £27,109 - £31,546 per annum (dependent on relevant skills and experience) Conditions: 37.5 hours per week – maternity cover. Location: central Bristol. Reference: SUS1281. Closing date: 29 September 2014. Read more →
  • Publications & Promotions Officer - Salary: £21,321 - £23,864 per annum (dependent on relevant skills and experience) Conditions: 37.5 hours per week Location: central Bristol. Reference: SUS1289. Closing date: 25 September 2014. Read more →
  • Hydrogeologist: BAND 6 The British Geological Survey (through WISE) - A vacancy has arisen for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Hydrogeologist to be based at our BGS office in Wallingford, Oxfordshire. Closing date: 30 September. Read more →
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