News & Blogs: Blog Posts

Joy: Why is the natural world worth saving?

Mon 16th September 2019 - Blog Posts

The air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat all rely on the natural world, but right now it is in crisis. In a landmark recent UN Report (May 2019) nature is found to be declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history and the rates of species extinctions accelerating with… [read more]

Learning for Sustainability – Beyond the Elevator Pitch

Mon 2nd September 2019 - Blog Posts

‘Learning for Sustainability’ – it’s a broad, embracing term. An umbrella, a basket, a bag of concepts and practices that LfS Scotland member Rob Bushby’s brief elevator pitch tried  to capture. As something that all learners in Scotland are entitled to, and with its role as a policy driver in Scottish education re-asserted this summer,… [read more]

Learning for Sustainability: Elevator pitch

Fri 26th April 2019 - Blog Posts

“Ok, give me your elevator pitch for Learning for Sustainability”. I floundered. “First floor, ding”, my challenger prodded. I trotted out something about being equitable and compatible with a sustainable future. Put on the spot, I defy you to come up with an off-the-cuff response that’s not riddled with earnest cliché and jargon. “Figuring out… [read more]

Pete Higgins: ‘Citizens in waiting’ – climate strikes and caring for our planet

Mon 8th April 2019 - Blog Posts

Peter Higgins, Professor of Outdoor & Environmental Education, Director of the Global Environment & Society Academy and Director of Learning for Sustainability Scotland shares his views on education and the recent school climate strikes. On Friday, as she did the Friday before and will do the Friday after, 16-year-old school pupil Greta Thunberg stood outside the Swedish parliament… [read more]

What is Learning for Sustainability?

Tue 29th January 2019 - Blog Posts

You’ve heard the name… you might even be a member, but what does it actually mean? LfS Scotland member Sarah Ford-Hutchinson delves into the jargon to discover what’s underneath and gives us an understanding of what being a member of LfS Scotland means to her. Dear Reader, I hear you care about sustainability. You recycle…. [read more]

Climate Change Impacts on Tertiary Education – Reflecting on the Impressions Project

Tue 5th June 2018 - Blog Posts

Rebecca, Scotland Programme Manager for EAUC shares her experiences and reflections on the Impressions Project.

Blog: It’s Not Just About Learning – We Need Better Sustainability Careers Advice

Fri 5th May 2017 - Blog Posts

Rebecca Petford lives in Fife and works for the Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges’ Scotland Office, based in Queen Margaret University in Musselburgh. EAUC support universities and colleges to meet their sustainability obligations and push further to make their environmental and social impacts increasingly positive, through training and networking events and development of tools… [read more]

Blog: How Open Education materials can enhance the practice of learning for sustainability practitioners

Mon 20th February 2017 - Blog Posts, Task Group News

Ronald MacIntyre lives and works in the West Highlands with his family. He has a long term research education and social justice background and balances working for the Open University with voluntary work in the community and running a small croft. In 2016 Ronald developed the Open Education Practices task group with other interested members of… [read more]

Meet our newest, and youngest, blog article writer Heather Cameron

Mon 13th June 2016 - Blog Posts, News

Learning for Sustainability Scotland is delighted to introduce the newest member of the Blog article writing team. Heather is a 16 year old student at Dunbar Grammar School, and a Member of the Scottish Youth Parliament for East Lothian. During 2015, she was one of the 15×15 year old Action/2015 ambassadors for the UK, which was a… [read more]

Rehema White looks forward to the international stage for learning for sustainability in 2016

Fri 8th January 2016 - Blog Posts

Rehema White, (lecturer at St. Andrews University) inaugurated the Sustainable Development Programme at the University of St. Andrews. She sits on the local Transition steering group and is a Director of the Secret Garden Outdoor Nursery in Fife. Rehema’s research interests are around knowledge and sustainable development (including ESD, outdoor learning); sustainability governance (across communities,… [read more]