‘Schoolchildren to swot up on UN’s SDGs”

The Chair of the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has urged the Secretary of Education to include the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the National Curriculum. Mary Creagh MP wrote a letter to Justine Greening, demanding inclusion of more awareness surrounding the goals in schools. In March, the previous EAC published a report which found […]

Schools can dream big and go green with £10k prize

A sustainable charity has announced a competition for secondary schools across the country to win £10,000 to spend on going green. The ScottishPower Green Energy Trust is calling on pupils in England, Scotland and Wales to submit their ‘Big Green Dream’ in the form of drawings, videos, collages, paintings or poetry. The charity will choose […]

Student digs might not be clean but they’re going green

  A new course aims to educate student renters about improving energy efficiency. The classes at Colorado State University, led by Dr. Anne Marie Merline, aim to teach students renting houses about efficiency. The professor says this is needed if the City of Fort Collins is going to reach the sustainable goals and targets set […]

Houston, we have a solar powered air quality station

A solar powered air monitoring station has been opened in Houston, Texas. The community project is the eighth ‘Village Green Station’ in the US and aims to demonstrate the capabilities of new real-time monitoring technology for citizens and scientists to learn more about local air quality. It has been provided by the City of Houston’s Health […]

CNG’s first green project is an eco-school

A commercial gas supplier has launched its renewable energy division with an eco-school project. CNG will provide solar power to an innovative new education centre in Leeds that will be built out of shipping containers. The modular construction will be powered by a range of green energy sources and hopes to offer an alternative to traditional […]

New education scheme to help wind energy sail ahead

A new education programme aims to get young people interested and involved in the offshore wind industry. The Aberdeen Science Centre (ASC) and wind giant Vattenfall have come together to launch a series of public events, educational visits and outreach activities, running from now to September 2018. The scheme, which will be rolled out to schools and nurseries in the North East region, has already begun at ASC with the […]

US invests $63k on climate change education

An institute in Nevada has been awarded more than $63,000 (£40,950) to develop an environmental education project. The Great Basin Institute aims to help students improve their critical thinking skills related to climate change. They will learn how to plan and conduct scientific investigations, analyse data and use mathematical and computational thinking. The project will […]

Half of university bosses get reports on “green” efforts

More than half of all university senior management teams now get an update on the performance of their institution’s environmental policy in their annual report. A study published today by the student-led network People and Planet praised the “national progress” on environmental awareness. It found an “impressive” 44% of all UK universities now show a […]

School kids to learn about renewable energy

A new national education programme teaching kids about renewable energy is launching in the UK. Renewable energy firm Urban Wind wants to dispel some of the myths about green power and give them an opportunity to design their own alternative energy technology. Phil McVan, Managing Director of the company said: “We don’t want to just […]

Guest Blog: Mervyn Bowden – The energy skills gap…

This subject is very close to my heart as I’m closely involved in many aspects of training in the energy space and have been on the receiving end of the impacts of skill shortages in key energy services on many occasions over recent years. Given its growing importance to the world my view is that […]