Good News Thursday

Good News Thursday

Thu 6th August 2015 - News

Good Morning! Let’s start the day with some good news!

You are reading Learning for Sustainability Scotland’s weekly news platform that shares all the good LfS news from our members. If you’d like to feature in our #GNT platform, see details below.

SCOTTISH INSTITUTIONS FEATURE HIGH ON THE LIST OF GREEN GOWN FINALISTS ‘STUDENT ENGAGEMENT’ CATEGORY FOR 2015.

Judging for the Green Gown awards is no easy feat and this year is proving to be tougher than ever, with Scottish institutions doing well in all categories, in particular Student Engagement. The finalists in this category are listed below and for full details of all finalists, have a look at the website here.

  • Bristol SU – Learn Act Engage Create: a four-step approach to embedding sustainability into the student experience
  • Edinburgh College – Edinburgh College Community Gardens and Orchards
  • Liverpool Guild of Students – Students Lead with a Buzz
  • The Students’ Union of the University of Central Lancashire – Small Acorns to Large Oaks – Small Scale Student led Sustainability Projects as a Catalyst for Change
  • University of Bradford Union of Students – Cycling 4 All: The Veg Out Patch
  • University of Bristol and University of the West of England – Student Capital: Green Capital: Unleashing the power of Bristol Students
  • University of Edinburgh – Inspiring student-led action in social responsibility and sustainability
  • University of St Andrews – Transition University of St Andrews
  • University of Stirling & University of Stirling Students’ Union – The Green + Blue Space: The University of Stirling’s Environmental Heart

LFS SCOTLAND MEMBER OSBERT LANCASTER PUBLISHES GUIDE TO HELP COMMUNITY GROUPS TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE

Shifting Normal developed and written by LfSS member Osbert Lancaster for the Scottish Government has recently been published.

Shifting Normal is a guide to help community groups tackling climate change maximise their success by taking account of how change happens when planning, carrying out and reviewing their activities.

Shifting Normal is based on the Individual Social and Material (ISM) Tool, and draws on the experience of community groups to help you understand better how change happens, and how you can use this knowledge as you work towards your aims.

Downloads here: http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Environment/climatechange/lowcarbonbehaviours/encouraginglowcarbon

Osbert can be contacted via http://osbert.org

Good News Thursday…

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