Italy to become first nation to make climate change part of the national curriculum

Italy’s Education Minister Lorenzo Fioramonti told Reuters the move would put Italy at the forefront of environmental education worldwide

US school buses
US awards nearly $10m to clean up polluting school buses

The US Environmental Protection Agency is providing the funding to help make older diesel models up to 90% cleaner

Climate change protest
Skipping school for climate change – new wave of protests hit UK

Strikes are taking place today in more than 2,000 towns and cities around the world

River pollution test
Chemical leak forces 34 Malaysian schools to close

Chemicals dumped into the Kim Kim river have caused 469 people to fall sick

Student protest in Europe
Thousands of students skip school across UK to protest climate change

The Youth Strike 4 Climate movement is taking to the streets in 40 towns and cities

Bristol schools awarded for green behaviour

A total of 13 schools across Bristol have been awarded for their green behaviour. They have received the ‘Green Flag’ award from the Eco-Schools initiative for their commitment to improving their local environment. They include Hill Crest Primary School, Little Mead Primary Academy and Stroud High School. To be recognised for an award, a school […]

Urine generates a wee bit of power in Uganda

  A field trial to test Pee Power in a remote location in Uganda has successfully been completed. The technology generates electricity using urine as a fuel, among other types of wastewater. A research team from Bristol BioEnergy Centre (BBiC) – part of Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) at the University of the West of England […]

EU school goes global to create green entrepreneurs

Graduates from the US and Canada will join a European summer school which aims to create the next generation of low carbon entrepreneurs. Called ‘The Journey’, it has been running for more than five years, educating around 1,000 European students. But Climate-KIC, the EU’s climate initiative, has launched the global edition for the first time. […]

Hands up! Deadline nears for college energy saving loan

The deadline fast approaches for colleges to apply for an interest-free loan for energy saving projects. Colleges must get their application in to the £5 million College Energy Fund by midday on 30 January 2015. Run by Salix, it is open to any further education (FE) college in England, Scotland and Wales which gets a […]

Solar powered school opens its doors

A solar powered school that’s aiming to become energy self-sufficient is opening its doors to inquiring visitors. John Ferneley College in Melton Mowbray was so happy with its solar panel project it decided to show it off. It wants other schools and colleges in the UK to see how they too can benefit. Alongside an […]