News & Blogs

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]


Professional Learning Award for Learning for Sustainability Scotland

Mon 2nd September 2019 - LfS Scotland Updates

We are delighted that Learning for Sustainability Scotland has been awarded the GTCS Professional Learning Award for Organisations for our programmes for Scotland’s educators in early years settings, schools, colleges and universities. In written feedback the GTCS awarding panel said: ‘the key features of high quality, effective professional learning in line with the Professional Learning… [read more]


Partnerships for the SDGs – the UK and Ireland RCEs meet in Wales

Mon 5th August 2019 - RCE Network

International sharing and collaboration is one of the joys of being part of the global family of 168 UN recognised Regional Centres of Expertise (RCEs) in Education for Sustainable Development. Here Learning for Sustainability Scotland Development Manager, Betsy King, shares her experience of attending the recent UK RCEs meeting hosted by RCE Cymru. In the… [read more]


New Scottish Government Learning for Sustainability action plan launched today

Wed 19th June 2019 - News

This morning (19th June 2019) saw the launch of the new Learning for Sustainability Action Plan by Deputy First Minister John Swinney MSP. It sets out how Scottish Government and a wide range of partners and practitioners – including Learning for Sustainability Scotland – will deliver recommendations set out in the Vision 2030+ Report over the… [read more]


#ThisisLfS: Colmonell and Ballantrae Primary

Mon 3rd June 2019 - LfS in Schools

Colmonell and Ballantrae are two small rural primary schools in South Ayrshire with a shared Headteacher. This is the inspiring ongoing story of how they have developed a whole school approach,  with Learning for Sustainability underpinning the rationale for their curriculum.   Click here to read their story. Our #ThisisLfS series presents inspirational stories about how Learning… [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]


LfS Scotland’s response to the Scottish Government’s Good Food Nation consultation April 2019

Thu 18th April 2019 - News

This consultation sets out Scottish Government proposals for legislation around the Good Food Nation ambition. View the response here.


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]


#ThisisLfS: Culloden Academy

Mon 1st April 2019 - LfS in Schools

Culloden Academy is a large secondary school near Inverness, Highland. The development of resources inspired by professional learning has supported all staff in the school’s Biology and Science Departments to work towards using Learning for Sustainability (LfS) approaches with their learners. Click on this link to read their story. Our #ThisisLfS series presents inspirational stories about… [read more]


Engaging with the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Fri 29th March 2019 - Courses & Events Summaries

An LfS Scotland  workshop held at Moray House, University of Edinburgh on 26th March 2019. “By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development.’ UN 2015 In 2015 all United Nation member states signed up to 17 ambitious, universal Sustainable Development Goals. The aim of the SDGs is… [read more]