SEEd recognises that there is a huge amount of good work taking place but no coherent story demonstrating the impact and importance of environmental education (EE) and education for sustainability (EfS). SEEd is committed to capacity building and an integrated vision for Learning for Sustainability. Funders and UN agencies (e.g. UNESCO) are also becoming more and more interested in supporting scaling up and embedding the work, rather than endless pilots and new programmes.
As a sector, we know the evidence is out there and SEEd has gathered about 100 documents already with plenty more to find. A meta-review needs to be conducted and the capacity of the Environmental Education and Learning for Sustainability sector needs to be built. Understanding how to use evidence to influence and persuade will be crucial to the success of this work.
EASE is a new project being launched by SEEd open to up to 60 SEEd members to join and contribute to the alliance. There will be unique support for and involvement of grassroots activity but with academic and expert partners to ensure rigour.
SEEd has run one event so far in London with 18 organisations participating with another 17 organisations interested in how they can contribute and learn from this influential process.
A full introduction to the EASE – the Evidence Alliance for Sustainability Education can be read here. EASE Overview_May 2017