Inter-governmental Panel on climate change.
www.rcep.org.uk The Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution
produced a report in 2000, ‘Energy the Changing Climate’. Go to ‘Reports’, click
go down to the twenty second, click for further details.
A quick and easy way of determining the impact your own lifestyle has on the
planet. Students might find this easier to use than other methods.
Nature's Interest’ - a clear analysis of the ecological footprint
and what it means for us, and useful for teachers and students.
Background information for teachers and students
Development Education Centres. There are a number of these in different parts of
the UK, offering resources for teachers to borrow. For a list, go to www.dea.org.uk
New Internationalist – Nov 2000 Sustainability No 329. You can search the
index for topics and download materials.
www.transport2000.org.uk has lots of interesting statistics about
and Learning for a Sustainable Future’.
A teacher training programme on sustainable development, available from the
website or on CD rom. Contains information, graphics and ideas.
www.earthscan.co.uk ‘Vital Signs’
is produced annually by the Worldwatch Institute. It provides comprehensive,
user-friendly information on key trends & includes tables and graphs that help
readers assess the developments that are changing their lives for better or for
in school (& curriculum materials)
The Eco-schools programme is a European-wide initiative, designed to help
schools involve pupils in action to make their schools more sustainable. It is a
free award scheme. See
www.saferoutestoschools.org.uk Safe Routes to Schools produces resources helping schools develop schemes to
reduce car use.
to funding sources for renewable energy in schools and colleges’
– a useful DTI document, available on
http://www.dti.gov.uk/renewable/ type in the title on their search
engine to bring up a pdf version of the report.
useful information on energy education and energy saving.
www.wastewatch.org.uk Wastewatch run Schools Waste Action Clubs (see
the school section on their website). Their website also has a list of
educational resources and information sheets on waste topics (both in the
information section of their website).
- an excellent series of short videos produced by C4 schools. Lively and very
informative. They are usable with a range of ages.
www.globaldimension.org.uk DFID – resources for teachers with reviews
Other useful websites
www.wri.org World Resources Institute –
particularly the Earth Trends section.
Friends of the Earth
Food First has a lot of information about issues of food and hunger
is a site with up to date information about news and
issues. It is run by a network of 1250 organisations working for global social
www.dep.org.uk/globalexpress Global Express is a rapid response information series for schools on world
events in the news.
ActionAid - materials for teachers and young people.
Christian Aid has resources for teachers and a site for young people:
WWF runs on-line discussions for pupils.
- lots of interesting statistics about
DFID – resources for teachers with reviews
The Centre for Research, Education and Training in Energy . It co-ordinates the
Energy Education Forum (EEF) which includes the major statutory and
non-statutory organisations active in energy education. It also produces
EnergyWatch, a free termly newsletter to let teachers know of recent
developments in all branches of energy education and school energy management
The Eco-Schools scheme provides a framework for involving the school community
in making the school a more sustainable place. The Award is made to any school
that meets certain criteria. Supported by Going for Green in the UK, Eco-Schools
is managed by ENCAMS (formerly the Tidy Britain Group). The areas of activity
vary from those which reduce our CO2 production, like saving energy, to those
which make the school a pleasanter place, like collecting litter.
OF DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY, LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY
There are two web sites that provide good resources and links to other web sites
relevant to industrial design students. There are many good web sites in this
area, and these two provide links to most of them.
The Industrial Designers Society of America maintains an Environmental
A consortium of UK Universities has developed the demi Guide to Design for
Practical Action produces materials for secondary schools. A resources catalogue is
available from the Education Unit (email firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone 01926-634519) or through the website, www.practicalaction.org.uk.
Go to the Education link and then to Publications.
The resources complement the Education Unit’s second
website, which contains 35 case studies of sustainable technology in action around the
world. It too, gives students possible starting points in thinking of design
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