EASE Events – Evidence Alliance for Sustainability Education

After a great first meeting, and lots of insightful feedback from many of you – we are launching EASE in 2 more places and coming to you!
Many of you see the need for this collaborative working alliance to help us bring together our evidence and try to make policy work at all levels more effective.

The dates are:
Liverpool Hope University, Friday September 15th 2017, 10am – 1pm
Stroud,  Wednesday 25th October 2017, 10:30am – 2:30pm, before our AGM
Please contact Kath on admin@se-ed.org.uk to reserve a place for either event.

There will also be a network discussion at the National Sustainable Schools Conference on Nov 13th in London.

Why EASE?

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