SEEd’s Choice: Read, Do, See, and Learn – May 2021

Read

How women in Cambodia’s floating villages are adapting to climate change – A project to empower women in Cambodia is helping vulnerable communities adapt to the climate crisis. The campaign trains women in climate-adaptive livelihoods, and has already made a difference to the lives of many village inhabitants. Read More.

Dare we hope? Here’s my cautious case for climate optimism – Rebecca Solnit explores advances in science, technology, and shifting perspectives, that could afford us some cause for climate optimism. Read More.

3 Young Activists are taking the UK Government to court for climate inaction – They state the Government’s ongoing financing of the climate crisis and its failure to develop a plan to tackle it, constitute a violation of their rights, of the Paris Agreement, and of international law. Read More.

Climate change: UK to speed up target to cut carbon emissions – The UK government has announced radical new climate change commitments will set the UK on course to cut carbon emissions by 78% by 2035. Read More.

Young Champions of the Earth – Aims to celebrate and support individuals aged between 18 and 30 who have outstanding potential to create a positive environmental impact. Find out more about the amazing things the 2020 winners are doing around the world. Read More.

SDGs will address ‘three planetary crises’ harming life on Earth – This includes reaching for the SDG’s, particularly SDG 12, on sustainable production and consumption, as well as making societies “much more aware of our footprint” on Earth. Read More.

Forest the size of France regrown worldwide over 20 years, study finds – Nearly 59m hectares of forest have regrown in some regions around the world since 2000; however, an estimated 386m hectares have been lost worldwide in a similar time span. Read More.

Do

Changemakers: Facilitating Learning for Sustainability – Places are available on the August 2021 Changemakers course, designed for anyone looking to gain the skills, knowledge, and support to create and maintain change in their school, community, home, or circle. Check out videos of past participants experiences and reflections on the impact this course has made on their lives. Read More.

Responsible Business and SDG’s Summit – The UN Global Compact Network UK’s Responsible Business & SDGs Summit is an interactive digital event featuring a series of critical discussions over the course of two days (20-21 July, 2021). Read More.

Outdoor Classroom Day – Is Thursday 20th May, get involved online to share what you’re doing with your class, or benefit from great resources and ideas to help you make the most of getting your students out of the classroom. Read More

Fixing the Future – Are inviting projects working on solutions for the society of tomorrow to submit their project for a chance to be one of 38 international projects selected for coaching, mentoring, support, networking. Read More.

Biodiversity and Climate Crisis Summit: On the Road to UN COP 26 – This international online event takes a fresh look at the future global interactions between climate, humans and wildlife, and what may be the best way forward locally and globally. 2nd June, free. Read More.

Climate Crisis Youth in Action – The UNA Climate and Oceans Youth Council has organised an exciting youth event addressing some of the key issues facing our planet today. 12th June; free; for young people by young people. Read More.

Sojo – Is a new app that connects you with local seamsters, making it super easy for you to get clothes altered and repaired, and helping make your clothing experience more sustainable. Read More.

See

UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development – Is taking place online from the 17th – 19th May 2021. Join the discussion online, watch the live events, and sign up to the newsletter to receive updates. Read More.

The People vs The Planet – This BBC documentary follows members of the UK’s first ever Citizens Assembly on climate change, where 108 ordinary Brits are tasked with deciding what we should do to meet our climate change goals. Read More.

The Ripple Effect – Join Eco-Action Families’ ripple effect challenge and make three simple changes that have a lasting positive effect for the planet. Read More.

The Seaspiracy controversy: should we stop eating fish? – In this Guardian Podcast Anushka Asthana, George Monbiot, and Bryce Stewart discuss Seaspiracy and the current conversation surround it. Read More.

Learn

Making Peace with Nature: United Nations Environment Programme – Based on evidence from global environmental assessments this synthesis communicates how climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution can be tackled jointly within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals. Read More.

SDG Academy – Is a free online platform full of short and long courses you can take to improve your sustainability knowledge and understanding, developed by the world’s leading experts on sustainable development. Complete courses online, and in your own time. Read More

Learn for our planet. a global review of how environmental issues are integrated in education UNESCO This publication presents the extent to which environmental issues are integrated in primary and secondary education policies and curricula across 46 UNESCO Member States. Governments, education policy-makers, academics, and education and environmental stakeholders need to further commit to Education for Sustainable Development. Read More.

Want to create a programme that improves young people’s mental health but don’t know where to start? – Zinc’s Venture Builder Programme starts in October 2021 and they’re currently accepting applications. The 12-month programme helps build new organisations that tackle social challenges. Read More.

Carbon Ambassador’s Course – Carbon Savvy are offering a 7-session course to that gives you a complete understanding of how carbon footprints work, and the most powerful actions you can take to reduce them at personal, national, and international levels. Read More.

Natural history … it’s all around you! – In this blog Jo Harris explores Natural History, and sets out some activities you can try with your students to get them involved in Natural History. Read More.

Climate Justice: Mary Robinson – The former President of Ireland and UN Special Envoy, tells stories from all over the world of ordinary people who have faced environmental and human rights injustices and whose resilience and ingenuity has unlocked extraordinary change. Read More.