Tag Archive for 'education'

Every Child Our Future to benefit from Swoffers 40 hour pledge

November 13th, 2012 by Swoffers Estate Agents

Swoffers have chosen ‘Every Child Our Future’ as the charity to benefit from their 40 hour pledge, as part of their 40 year anniversary celebrations. In June 2012, Swoffers, Guernsey’s largest estate agents, launched their search for a local charity with a project or projects that the team at Swoffers could contribute to and after […]

Leeds Metropolitan University launching Sustainability Institute

March 7th, 2012 by Leeds Metropolitan University

Leeds Metropolitan University is launching a centre that will promote environmental improvements and undertake research into reducing the impact of the built environment. The Leeds Sustainability Institute will tackle the challenges of creating more sustainable places, communities and economies to enable society and its infrastructure to become sustainable. Jonathon Porritt, the former Director of Friends […]

Taking children seriously – investing in early childhood education for a sustainable future

January 15th, 2011 by University of Gothenburg

Small children are capable of engaging in issues concerning sustainable development. Their interests and rights must be better safeguarded in rules and policy decisions that concern the education of the youngest groups of children within the EU. This is emphasised in the report “Taking children seriously – How the EU can invest in early childhood […]

Children empowered to control their future and be the change

January 3rd, 2011 by Kiran Bir Sethi

“Contagious is a good word,” said Kiran Bir Sethi. “Even in the times of H1N1 I like the word. Laughter is contagious, passion is contagious, inspiration is contagious.” Kiran Bir Sethi, the founder of Riverside School, speaks at TED about empowering children and infecting them with the “I Can” bug. She discovered that if learning […]

Improving Young People’s Lives: The role of the environment in building resilience, responsibility and employment chances

November 10th, 2010 by Sustainable Development Commission

Green exercise, outdoor activity and environmental volunteering improve young people’s wellbeing and personal responsibility as well as maximising employment chances. A report published by the Sustainable Development Commission calls on the Government and service providers to do more to help young people prepare for the green economy in order to tackle youth unemployment. The report […]

Avant Garden sets up The Guernsey Environmental & Conservation Learning Centre

August 25th, 2010 by Richard Lord

Avant Garden located in a marquee in the grounds of Sausmarez Manor, St. Martin has dedicated a corner of their premises to The Guernsey Environmental & Conservation Learning Centre. The learning Centre has teamed up with Wildlife World to sell a wide variety of insect hotels and feeders, bird feeders, and amphibian and mammal homes. […]

Guernsey Mums have organised a free planting day for children and their parents at Le Friquet Home & Garden Centre

June 7th, 2010 by Richard Lord

GuernseyMums.gg invite you and your children to join them for free ‘planting days’  at Le Friquet Home and Garden centre on 11 June between 9 am and noon and 3 pm and 5 pm, and also on Saturday 12 June between 9 am and 1.30 pm.  Please download a PDF flyer of the event for […]

Sustainable Schools raises standards and enhances well-being

May 13th, 2010 by Richard Lord

The paper “Evidence of the Impact of sustainable schools” provides evidence that being a sustainable school raises standards and enhances well-being.  The paper is written for leadership teams in primary and secondary schools.

National Sustainable Schools Conference in London, Bristol, Newcastle, Peak District and on-line

May 13th, 2010 by Richard Lord

The National Sustainable Schools Conference will be held at Bristol, Newcastle, the Peak District and London during June 2010.  The conference will be at the Wellcome Exhibition Centre in London on 18 June 2010. The conference can also be accessed on-line.  The online conference will run from June to September and is included in the […]

The Sustainable Schools Website

May 13th, 2010 by Richard Lord

The Sustainable schools website helps schools become more sustainable. The SUSchool website has information on biodiversity and nature, climate change, consumer and lifestyle, saving energy, homes and buildings, transportation, food, playgrounds, renewable energy, recycling and waste and water. SUSchool is a project of the Alternative Technology Centre (ATC), a not-for-profit information and education centre on […]