All Blog Posts Tagged 'EFS' (9)

Sustainable Hackney Education for Sustainability (EfS) Network – A Personal Account of Aspirations and Hopes for a Post-Covid Sustainable Education System in Hackney.

Difficulties of home schooling during the Covid 19 lockdown have been well publicised, as has the recognition of the professionalism and hard work effected by teachers. Hopefully too, there will have dawned a realisation among parents and others that our education system has become mechanistic and soul-less.

Over these months when streets and air-lanes have been more tranquil, people of all ages and persuasions have experienced a raised awareness of the natural world. …

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Added by Sandra McLeod on June 10, 2020 at 5:00 — No Comments

Education for Sustainability (EfS)

EfS  July 2019

Reflecting on the last academic year for our educators' newsletter, we realised just how far most people have now come, in accepting that ‘climate change’ is beyond doubt and that it has now become a ‘climate emergency’.

Preparing for a September school INSET at this time last year, we felt it best to include a quick explanation of the causes of and need for mitigation of climate change before we made recommendations and…

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Added by Sandra McLeod on July 22, 2019 at 10:00 — No Comments

YOUTH STRIKE 4 CLIMATE AND CLIMATE TRUTH FOR SCHOOLS

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YOUTH STRIKE 4 CLIMATE AND CLIMATE TRUTH FOR SCHOOLS

 

Members of Extinction…

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Added by Sandra McLeod on February 12, 2019 at 11:00 — No Comments

Sustainable Hackney Education for Sustainability Network

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Sustainable Hackney’s Education for Sustainability’s Working Group got off to a great start in 2019 with the opportunity to join the eight schools comprising the Primary Advantage Schools’ Federation in their In-Service Training Day. The event focused on the Sustainable Development Goals, which are a collection of 17 global goals set by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015. 

 

Our Working Group team was allotted goal 13 – Climate…

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Added by Sandra McLeod on February 7, 2019 at 22:49 — No Comments

Education for Sustainability – School Waste Minimisation

Our first networking/support meeting on Education for Sustainability in Millfields Community School at the end of November gave attendees (varied school community members – parents, teachers, governors, admin staff) in depth information on waste minimisation.  As well as covering the 5 or 6 Rs Refusing (as well as Replacing plastic with other materials), Repairing, Reducing, Reusing and finally…

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Added by samantha on December 8, 2018 at 2:37 — No Comments

Education for Sustainability - Networking and Support Meeting

Following a successful meeting at Hackney’s only Eco-schools’ Green Flag school, Orchard Primary School, several schools signed up to take on the Eco-schools’ programme.  We've been into some of the primary schools to support them on the beginning of their journey. 

 

An increasing number of schools are now appointing Sustainability Coordinators and pupil/school community Eco-teams to lead the Eco-schools’ programme. We have been to meetings and…

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Added by Sandra McLeod on November 6, 2018 at 7:30 — 1 Comment

Unique opportunity for Hackney schools

Sustainable Hackney – Education for Sustainable Education (EfS) Network -  gave a presentation to the Hackney Primary Headteachers’ January meeting on the urgency of introducing EfS into their schools. 

The presentation was supported at the meeting by Councillor Jon Burke (lead cabinet member for sustainability) who aims to make every Hackney council department function sustainably.…

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Added by samantha on February 19, 2018 at 1:33 — No Comments

EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABILITY

The ten years from 2005-2014 were designated the UN Decade for Education for Sustainable Development which was led and coordinated in its transformational initiatives by UNESCO.

 “ESD {or Education for Sustainability} empowers learners to take…

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Added by Sandra McLeod on November 21, 2017 at 20:30 — No Comments

Education for Sustainability comes into focus

Sustainable Hackney has decided on an additional work stream.  We hope to work with interested parties and organisations wanting to support and encourage educational establishments in Hackney to put sustainability at the heart of what they do and towards Hackney schools adopting the Sustainable Schools Framework.…

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Added by Sustainable Hackney on August 1, 2017 at 11:00 — No Comments

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