Meet our Members: Fiona Ross, Carse of Gowrie Sustainability Group

Blog Posts, Communities Task Group, Membership, SDGs Task Group News, Sustainable Development Goals - Mon 20th November 2017, 9:15AM

In the first of our Meet our Members series, we meet: Fiona Ross – chair of the Carse of Gowrie Sustainability Group. Fiona is a hugely inspiring and positive member of the Learning for Sustainability Scotland network and plays an active part on our SDGs task group. Here she talks about her interest in the […]


Vision 2030+, the Concluding Report of the Learning for Sustainability National Implementation Group, has been formally accepted and launched by Ministers.

LfS in Schools, LfS in Schools task group, News Items - Thu 9th November 2017, 6:13PM

The Report celebrates the progress that has been made by Scottish Schools and reaffirms the importance of LfS as an entitlement for all learners. It also sets out the vision for LfS through to 2030 – the target date for realising the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. In launching the Vision 2030+ Report, Shirley-Anne Somerville […]


Taking Action on the UN Sustainable Development Goals across Communities & Schools Event

Communities Task Group, Past Events, SDGs Task Group News, Sustainable Development Goals, Task Group News - Thu 9th November 2017, 6:00PM

This SDG themed network forum event was jointly hosted by the SDGs task group and the newly formed Communities & LfS task group and set up to meet both group’s outcomes and objectives.  It was also held after members responding to our annual members survey demonstrated a need and an interest in exploring the Sustainable […]


Teacher Education and the UN Sustainable Development Goals – TEESNet Conference September 2017

Past Events, Sustainable Development Goals - Mon 2nd October 2017, 2:14PM

Outcomes from LfS Scotland’s joint seminar  with Teacher Education for Equity and Sustainability Network (TEESNet) in March 2017, Meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals in Initial Teacher Education in the UK: Progress and Opportunities were used to develop the well attended Conference in September 2017 at Liverpool Hope University focussing  on Making the Sustainable Development […]


The Sustainable Development Goals: it’s time for you to get involved!

Blog Posts, Sustainable Development Goals - Mon 25th September 2017, 3:03PM

On this day in 2015, 193 UN member states gathered in New York to sign up to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It’s the closest the world has come to a global strategy for tackling poverty, inequalities and climate change, and the SDGs have quickly become one of the world’s most talked about agendas. On […]


Dr. Geoff Fagan (1947-2017)

News Items, Steering Group - Thu 31st August 2017, 3:00PM

The learning for sustainability community in Scotland learned with great sadness of the passing of our friend and colleague Geoff Fagan in August 2017. As well as a loving husband and father, Geoff was the driving force behind the CADISPA Project (Conservation and Development in Sparsely Populated Areas), helping communities to build the capacity necessary […]


Report from the Meeting of the UK Regional Centres of Expertise in ESD – June 2017

News Items, RCE Network - Thu 17th August 2017, 11:28AM

LfS Scotland hosted a successful meeting of the UK Regional Centres of Expertise in ESD in Edinburgh in June 20th/21st 2017 with participants drawn from 6 RCEs from across the UK. The aims of the programme were: • Promoting the key values and actions needed to take forward SDGs at a time of insecurity and […]


Research Into Action Briefings. Available Now to Download.

News Items - Fri 11th August 2017, 3:53PM

The Research into Action Briefings series was written to support engagement with published educational research in relation to Learning for Sustainability across the schools education community. The following titles are available to view or download: LfS Research Briefings – No.1: LfS and Attainment in Schools. 2016, Christie, B; Higgins, P. LfS Research Briefings – No. […]


Meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals in Initial Teacher Education in the UK: Progress and Opportunities

SDGs Task Group News, Sustainable Development Goals - Thu 18th May 2017, 4:09PM

In September 2015, 193 countries across the world, including the UK, agreed the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.  They set a challenge for every country to tackle poverty, inequality, climate change and sustainable development with Education, and learning as a central component. SDG 4 is specifically about education through all aspects of life, and target 4.7 relates […]


Global Intimacy: Learning to Love Your Planet (Pete Higgins TED talk)

LfS Scotland News - Mon 15th May 2017, 12:23PM

Pete Higgins – Learning for Sustainability Scotland Director – is currently Professor of Outdoor and Environmental Education in the University of Edinburgh and is Dean in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. He is an advisor on environmental sustainability education to the Scottish Government, the UK Commission for UNESCO and other UK, European and […]