Training and education

Education

"In a sustainable society, where people take more responsibility for the consequencies of their actions and play a more active role as citizens and workers, they must have access to quality education throughout their lives" Sustainable Gloucestershire: The Biggest Issue, the Vision 21 Handbook for creating a brighter future. Vision21.org.uk

FURTHER INFORMATION

Educational organisations & centres

  • Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT)
    CAT is concerned with the search for globally sustainable, whole and ecologically sound technologies and ways of life. www.cat.org.uk
  • DNS International Teacher Training College
    DNS is a private college which educates students about social and environmental sustainability from political and practical perspectives. We view education as an essential tool in movement towards sustainability. Holistic teachers’ perspective allows us to view a world with open minds. DNS Teacher Training is for the future educators, who will bring sustainable development into the society.
    www.dns-tvind.dk
  • Education for Sustainability (EfS)
    Educational organisations and centres Education for Sustainability (EfS) www.lsbu.ac.uk/efs/
  • My Green School
    My Green School is an initiative developed by Open-City to give children aged 7 to 11 across the UK the opportunity to learn about, and be inspired by sustainable architecture through first hand investigations of their own school building. This website contains free downloads of curriculum linked lessons.
    My Green School
  • The Natural Edge Project
    The mission of The Natural Edge Project is to contribute to and succinctly communicate leading research, case studies, tools and strategies for achieving a sustainable future across government, business and civil society. www.naturaledgeproject.net
  • Environmental Tipping Points
    A project looking at how the same forces which cause societies and ecosystems to degrade can also be mobilized to restore them. It researches and documents how change in one part of a system - whether social or natural - can catalyze change in the whole system and disseminates these basic principles so that ordinary people can create 'environmental tipping points' in their own communities. www.ecotippingpoints.org
  • Low-Impact Living Initiative (LILI)
    LILI is a non-profit organisation dedicated to helping protect the global environment by promoting sustainable alternatives to various aspects of everyday life. www.lowimpact.org
  • Centre for Research, Education and Training in Energy (CREATE)
    CREATE co-ordinates and promotes energy education at all levels in the UK. The site has details of a wide range of education resources. EnergyWatch is a free newsletter - available on-line. www.create.org.uk
  • The Centre for Sustainable Energy
    CSE offers a wide range of research, advice, consultancy, education, training, lobbying and policy development skills. www.cse.org.uk
  • National Energy Foundation
    A US organisation providing educational materials, programmes and courses relating to energy, water, natural resources, conservation, science and math, technology and the environment. www.nef1.org
  • Mud and Wood
    Offer training and workshops in cob and timber frame construction. More information in the Sustainable Building section
  • Monkton Wyld Court
    Provides opportunities to learn skills for sustainable living such as permaculture design, eco-building, 'green' technologies, sustainable land use and environmental arts and crafts. www.monktonwyldcourt.co.uk
  • Planet Ark Environmental Foundation
    An Australian not-for-profit Environmental organisation, founded in 1992 which aims to work with people and business to teach them the simple ways in which they can reduce their impact on the planet, at home, at work and in the community. http://planetark.org/

Corporate sustainability and responsibility

  • Article 13
    A London-based corporate sustainability and responsibility (CS&R) consultancy, experts in business responsibility, typically in the areas of corporate social responsibility (CSR), sustainability and governance. Publishes a wealth of case studies and articles in its resource centre. Article13.com

Conference organisers / facilities

  • Green and Away
    A unique event venue, offering groups and organisations a natural, eco-friendly and creative space in which to come together. Each year, the Green and Away team build and run Europe's only tented conference centre - an inspirational and environmentally sustainable village - on a farm in rural Worcestershire. www.greenandaway.org

Tools and software

  • Calculate your Carbon Footprint
    Carbon Footprint is a measure of the impact human activities have on the environment in terms of the amount of green house gases produced, measured in units of carbon dioxide. Measure the impact of your household and lifestyle. www.carbonfootprint.com