SEEd’s Choice: Read, Do, See, and Learn – April 2022

Read

Jane Goodall: “Change starts within” – Dr Jane Goodall DBE talks to Ann-Marie Hoeve about harnessing our innate ability to connect – with nature and each other – to conserve a world urgently calling on us to be better custodians. Read More.

March 25, 2022: The Return of the Youth Climate Strike – After a two-year hiatus young people across the world have once again come together under the Fridays for Future banner to actively protest against the worsening climate crisis. Read More. Read More.

Schools & Systems Thinking in the Philippines – Three young educators from the Philippines share their thoughts on understanding systems thinking and embedding it within their practice. Read More.

IPCC Report: We can halve emissions by 2030, but the time for action is now – The latest report from IPCC finds we have everything we need to drastically reduce emissions now, it just needs to be put into practice. Read More.

Why oceans and their largest inhabitants could be the key to storing carbon emissions –Regenerating Ocean biomass could be a way to store more carbon; expanding their numbers could bolster biodiversity, shore up fish stocks, provide income opportunities for marginalised communities across the world and capture tens of billions of tons of CO2 from the atmosphere. Read More.

How Sweden Sends Just 1% of Its Trash to Landfills – The country incinerates nearly half its garbage to create the energy that powers its homes and buildings. Read More.

A Bold Idea to Stall the Climate Crisis: Building Better Trees – Living Carbon Scientists are working on gene editing programs that would enhance tree’s growth, and their ability to intake carbon dioxide. Read More.

Poetry for the planet: Words that move us – Recent years have seen a surge of eco-poetry; this small selection of poems by indigenous poets draw attention to the natural world and it’s plight. Read More.

Do

George Monbiot: Regenesis – Book tickets to attend this event in person in London, or online, on the 30th May 2022. Monbiot discusses his new book Regenesis, in which he seeks out the people who are unlocking revolutionary methods to shift our relationship to the living world. Read More.

Submit your Research Paper for Publication in PLOS Climate – The PLOS Climate journal publishes scientific papers on our changing climate and its effects, including earth and climate science, climate-smart energy and engineering, social, health and behavioural impacts of our changing climate, and more. Read More.

Why Climate Change Education for Social Transformation? – The first webinar in the upcoming UNESCO-UNFCCC Webinar Series, Climate Change Education for Social Transformation: On the Road to COP27, begins on the 26th April, register online. Read More.

Earth Day 2022 – Friday the 22nd of April is Earth Day, and the theme for this year is ‘Invest in Our Planet’. Head over to the website to find out about events and other ways to get involved. Read More.

Bristol and Bath Festival of Nature 2022 – From June 10th – 18th approximately 50 events will be running across Bristol and Bath, including nature walks & talks, family activities, wildlife workshops, and digital events. Read More.

SoCo – If you’re on iPhone you can download this new app which helps you to live a more sustainable life by offering you small challenges to help change your behaviour to benefit the planet, when challenges are completed rewards are unlocked. Read More.

AWorld App – This new app has been designed in support of the UN’s ACTONOW campaign to help you live sustainably in the modern world through sharing tips and inspirational journeys, offering you challenges and opportunities to change your habits, tracking the impacts of all your actions, and offering a points-based reward system. Read More.

See

How to raise Generation C (Generation Climate Change) – In this TEDx talk Barna Barath, founder of REAL School Budapest, talks about the power of education in giving young people the skills and confidence that enables them to make positive change for the climate. Read More.

Adaptation and Climate Resilience in Schools and Educational Settings – This webinar will present case studies on adaptation and climate resilience in schools and showcase the integration of student-led climate projects into schools, register to attend online on the 4th May 2022. Read More.

Network Event: New Climate Change Strategy for school curriculum – Liverpool World Centre are inviting teachers to attend this compacted networking webinar to discuss the Draft Sustainability and Climate Change Strategy. 26th April 2022. Read More.

UNESCO Transforming Education Summit – “The Summit seeks to mobilize political ambition, action, solutions and solidarity to transform education: to take stock of efforts to recover pandemic-related learning losses; to reimagine education systems for the world of today and tomorrow; and to revitalize national and global efforts to achieve SDG 4.” September 2022. Read More.

Learn

Books to Empower Children to Become Changemakers: Ashoka and Worldreader – These illustrated books for children aged 6-12 have been co-created with young people, and share stories of real world changemakers from Indonesia to Brazil; they’re designed to inspire young people from a young people. Read More.

Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change: IPCC Sixth Assessment Report – This report provides an updated global assessment of climate change mitigation progress and pledges, examines the sources of global emissions, explains developments in emission reduction and mitigation efforts, and assesses the impact of national climate pledges in relation to long-term emissions goals. Read More.

Alcoa W5 Project: Alcoa Foundation and Eco-Schools – Included in these resources is an FEE Academy Course giving teachers ideas for how to engage their students actively in contributing to the Global Goals, and a range of resources for connecting students with the SDG’s. Read More.

Future Planet: BBC Future – Future Planet is a new section of BBC Future dedicated to sharing stories from around the world showcasing solutions to our environmental crisis and the people instigating and leading them. Read More.

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) International Curriculum Audit: NCCA Commissioned – This report audits and examines ESD curricula in Australia, Denmark, Japan, New Zealand, Scotland and Sweden, providing insight into interpreting and managing the UNESCO vision for ESD 2030. Read More.

Education for environmental sustainability: Research Intelligence issue 150: BERA – In response to COP26 researchers for Education for Environmental Sustainability (EfES) the education system is failing to respond to the climate crisis, and highlight four themes important for advancing research in EfES, demonstrating energy for collective action across sectors and generations. Read More.