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Education. Recycle For Your Community - Eco Calendar. Although it is best to work to an environmental policy throughout the year, a week of activities can be a great way to kick start action relating to a particular area of sustainability. Why not plan a school activity week to coincide with a national campaign? September 2014 Soil Association Organic Month Waste less, Live more Week 22 - 28 World Car Free Day 22 World School Milk Day 26 October 2014 Jubilee Big Tidy Up Walk to School Month World Animal Day 4 November 2014 The Pod's Energy Month December 2014 International Mountain Day 11 January 2015 Big Schools Birdwatch 5 - 13 Big Energy Saving Week 26 - 30 February 2015 National Nest Box week 14 – 21 February March 2015 The Pod's Waste Week National Science and Engineering Week 13 - 22 World Forestry Day 21 World Water Day 22 May 2015 International Compost Awareness week 4 – 10 International Day for Biological Diversity 22 June 2015 National School Grounds Week 8– 14 Empty Classroom Day - 19 Recycle Week 22 – 28 July 2015.

LondonWaste | London's largest recycling and sustainable waste management company. Sustainability and Environmental Education - Supporting Sustainable Schools. Sustainability and Environmental Education - Supporting Sustainable Schools. Every School: a Food Growing School. Action for Happiness. GROW - food justice campaign. The Youth Guide to Biodiversity.

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The views expressed in this information product are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of FAO . Biodiversity | FAO | Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. FAO's role in biodiversity Healthy ecosystems are essential to increase resilience and agricultural production in the face of change. Production needs to be sustainable: capitalizing on biological processes and harvesting resources without compromising natural capital such as biodiversity and ecosystem services. A large number of the world’s poor rely directly on biodiversity and ecosystem services, and their livelihoods would be affected first and foremost by biodiversity loss. A vastly broader share of the human population would be affected by a decrease in the provision of ecosystem services related to food production, nutrition, water and sanitation.

Instruments In its work on agriculture, forestry, fisheries and aquaculture, FAO has developed a number of instruments and tools that contribute to sustainable development while addressing objectives and priorities related to biodiversity. Partnership Biodiversity for a world without hunger. Education for Sustainable Living. Ten Things to do in a Conceptual Emergency. Graham Leicester 14th February 2009 Yesterday marked the publication of Ten Things to do in a Conceptual Emergency by myself and fellow IFF member, Maureen O’Hara. This is the first product of IFF’s new partnership with publisher Triarchy Press.

It is a signal of our new intention, after nearly 8 years of learning, to share as widely as possible what we have discovered in that time about how to operate more effectively in a world we do not understand and cannot control – the conditions of conceptual emergency. The book is now available for purchase (it is a beautiful object) and also for free download as a pdf. My colleague Maureen O’Hara gave a masterful short introduction at our book launch in London’s NESTA headquarters yesterday evening explaining what we mean by ‘conceptual emergency’.

We originally published a slim pamphlet called Ten Things in the summer of 2003 at the conclusion of our initial two year inquiry. Tags conceptual emergency future iff. Why sustainability means caring about learner outcomes. Thursday, 07 November 2013 22:38 A few weeks ago a good friend who works in education asked me why she should care about sustainability. It is a profound question and may be the crux of getting sustainability on the agenda of some organisations and higher up the priorities of others. Some people have told me that they care about people and not the environment. The thing is, though, that we don't have to, or rather we don't have the option to, choose between people and the environment because the two are inextricably linked. Nevertheless we often experience them as being in competition with each other. So in fact if we like people, we need to care about sustainability, and if we really care about the outcomes for learners we need to put sustainability high up on our agendas in any type of educational institution, whether primary, secondary, FE, WBL, adult education or university.

This will mean there will be even more effects on food prices, availability of water, energy prices, etc.