Friday, 6 June 2008
The National Association for Environmental Education (NAEE) started a petition this Spring to put environmental education at the heart of the UK schools curriculum. A lot of people signed and we now have a response. Interestingly a decade ago is now thought of as something of a golden age in environmental education whereas there seems just as much if not more need today. Environment's in today's curriculum but not as much in the fore of some areas as it needs to be. Seems a contradiction of some of the statements coming from Government. I look forward to hearing about the promised 'sharper focus on sustainable development' from September 2008.
Thursday, 5 June 2008
Today's World Environment Day - allegedly one of the UN's "principal vehicles for stimulating worldwide awareness of the environment and enhancing political attention and action. " They've identified 80 ways to celebrate and with my work hat on I note "Xpect environmental responsibility" is one of them. This year New Zealand have hosted the main celebrations, in partnership with UNEP.