Community engagement

Communities are at the heart of building sustainable futures. Community engagement empowers communities to participate in environmental, social, cultural, economic and integrated  activities, which can make a difference to the areas where they live and to the wider world. Community engagement emphasises that sustainability is not something that is going to be done for us or to us. We…

Sustainable procurement

Sustainable procurement

There must be a move towards truly sustainable supply chains, achieved through vast reductions in resource use and waste. Given the complexity of most supply chains, a single performance measure will likely be inadequate in assessing the true performance of the supply chain. We must go further than the ethical and sustainability criteria currently in use and consider more holistically and in the longer…

Workshops in schools

Workshops in schools

In describing their global sustainability workshop for schools Go Green workshops offer an insight into  the delivery of compelling learning experiences around issues of sustainability. Creativity, resourcefulness, a global perspective and joined up thinking,  combined by a trusted adult; providing  the impetus for new learning, to be embedded later by teachers with pupils.

Sustainability in Universities

Sustainability in Universities

David Orr observed that unsustainable societies are created by highly qualified people; if education impacts sustainability, higher education is disproportionately significant. This goes beyond greening university buildings to consider whether curricula support or hinder sustainability. As Hannah illustrates, we need to engage motivated individuals with decision makers and everyone between.

Changing the way we eat

Changing the way we eat

For many of us –  individuals and schools –  food is an important entry point (or doorway) into sustainability learning. Hear a personal tale, identifying learning leading toward lifestyle change. Food is a crunch issue for sustainability: food miles; land degradation; seasonality; calorific equality; packaging; social learning and community. Choose an issue!