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Welcome to the December 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.
SEEd welcome another fantastic intern
Again, we have been so lucky in finding a fantastic intern willing to learn and eager to make a difference in the world of sustainability. Check out Laurie’s blog post for some first impressions and reflections on the Facilitation Course. Read more →

Sustainable Schools Alliance News

SEEd News

  • SEEd’s National Sustainable Schools Conference – Registration is now open for the National Sustainable Schools Conference 2016 to be held in Leicester on March 2nd! Read more →
  • Are all Sustainability and Eco incentives effective? A review of the value of public produce boxes – Is it all too little too late for certain incentives to make a significant impact on our attitudes towards sustainability? A thought-provoking article that questions the introduction of sustainable produce boxes at UK train stations. Read more →
  • ‘Every Child Succeeds’ act passed by Obama gives hope to SEEd’s campaign to change the UK education act – Find out how eight years of dedication from over 2250 organisation has finally paid off and made significant progress for ESD in the US. Read more →

SEEd Member News

Join SEEd to promote your work and new initiatives, resources and events in this newsletter. Go to our website and join us today.

  • AvantiGas – A Welcome is in order for new SEEd members Avantigas! For those who don’t know, Avantigas provide clean energy for homes and business’ throughout the UK and pride themselves on providing cleaner burning fuel! Read more →
  • Target4Green – Another welcome is in order for new members, Target4Green, a specialised Educational Consultancy and Training provider. Read more →
  • WWF – Run, cycle, swim for the panda. Whatever challenge you fancy taking on WWF would love to welcome you to 'The Panda Made Me Do It' team. Read more →
News and Research

Education and Environment News

  • Paris climate summit: David Cameron warns ‘earth is in peril’ – Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping and David Cameron were among leaders meeting in Paris for the COP21 climate change talks. See this guardian article for a summary of events. Read more →
  • UK is going into reverse on clean energy, says former Environment Agency head – Government must develop renewables as well as fracking but has damaged viability of shale gas by cancelling a carbon capture and storage scheme, says Lord Chris Smith. Read more →
  • Money saving expert to challenge the government over student loans - Money saving expert Martin Lewis has hired a team of legal experts to look into whether it will be possible to challenge the new rules around student loan repayments. Read more →
  • Don’t throw everything in the blue bin! 7 tips for smart Christmas recycling – The guardian offer an insightful guide to reducing your waste this Christmas! Read more →

Research, Publications and Guidance

  • Why women will save the planet, Friends of the Earth/Jenny Hawley – Friends of the Earth have released a new book demonstrating the relationship between women’s equality and environmental sustainability. It is a collection of articles and interviews, from some of the leading lights of the environmental and feminist movements. It acts as a rallying call to environmental campaigning groups and other environmentalists who have, on the whole, neglected women’s empowerment in their work. Read more →
  • The EARTH Book, Todd Parr – This early years book explores the important, timely subject of environmental protection and conservation in this eco-friendly picture book. Featuring a circular die-cut Earth on the cover, and printed entirely with recycled materials and nontoxic soy inks, this book includes lots of easy, smart ideas on how we can all work together to make the Earth feel good - from planting a tree and using both sides of the paper, to saving energy and reusing old things in new ways. Read more →
School Stories and Events


  • SEEd: National Sustainable Schools Conference 2016 – What’s our response- ability? SEEd are pleased to announce that we will be hosting this year’s NSSC in Leicester in partnership with Leicester City Council and the Sustainable Schools Alliance. The date is set for Wednesday 2nd March. Register now to secure your spot! Read more →
  • Methods for Change: conservation and Environmental Education and Evaluation - This ten week online course will run from the 18th January to the 25th March 2016 and will address the key question ‘How can environmental and conservation education make a difference in people’s lives. The objective of the course is to provide delegates participating in this journey with firm grounding and up to date theory, research and practice. Read more →
  • Circle of Life Rediscovery: Outdoor Learning Training Days – The Circle of Life Rediscovery has released their course dates for 2016. They are a fantastic opportunity with the aims of enabling practitioners to foster a more mature relationship with the natural world and leave you inspired with a bag full of practical and theoretical tools that link to all educational/learning based settings. Read more →  
  • Surrey Wildlife Trust: REC Outdoor First Aid Course - If you work or play in the outdoors, then this two day certified First Aid course is ideal for you. There will be a strong emphasis on practical skills with plenty of hands-on activities to help deal with a broad range of outdoor scenarios. Spaces are limited. Read more →
Take Part

Take Part

  • Global Learning Programme - The GLP has produced a teaching resource that includes support to help pupils prepare for, run and follow up their own school Climate Change Conference! A great lesson focus and perfect to coincide with the recent Paris 2015 United Framework Convention on Climate Change. Read more →
  • Outdoors Winter Activities – The national trust offer a whole range of organised day outs and outdoor ideas to fill your time over the festive period. From ‘the lost art of mushrooming’ to ‘two-day hikes’ there is something for everyone! Read more →
  • Become a Masterchef of the ‘leftovers’ – With Christmas comes a whole lot of consumption and a whole lot of leftovers! Make sure to cut down your wastage with some fantastic ideas from BBC’s goodfood Leftover recipes! Read more →


  • Ashden: Paid Communications Internship – Ashden are seeking a three month communications team intern to join their growing movement of people dedicated to supporting practical, sustainable solutions to the big global energy challenges. The role will include assisting the communications team in its day to day activities as well as working on their website, film catalogues and marketing.  Read more →
  • Cambridgeshire County Council: Cambridgeshire Outdoors Deputy Head of Centre (Closing Date 10th January) – The Graftham Water Centre is based on the shores of a large reservoir and accommodates 120 young people on a residential basis. The opportunity has arisen to appoint a new Deputy Head of Centre, who will assist the Head of Centre in the day to day running and operation of the entire centres business. Read more →
  • Learning Through Landscapes: Senior Project Officer (Closing Date 13th January) – Learning through landscapes are seeking a senior project officer who will support the Fruit-full communities project and coordinate activities across 50 different sites throughout England and will provide training to YMCA staff and young residents to create community orchards. Read more →
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