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govtoday holds Third Annual Greening Education Conference

Posted on: May 2, 2013

SML-GreeningEduConf-headtableThe third Annual National Greening Education Conference and Exhibition: The Foundations of a Sustainable Future, presented by govtoday  in association with The Carbon Trust and Solar Schools, was held in London on 1 May 2013.

SML-GreeningEduConf-RosRos Wade (Chair London RCE and Director Education for Sustainability programme London South Bank University) spoke on ‘Greening education: addressing the curriculum’. Earlier, she chaired the morning session, ‘Sustainable Education: Setting the Foundations.’

Five other speakers covered a range of areas pertaining to greening different sectors of education, from schools to universities:

  • Di Dale (Wiltshire College and Association of Colleges): Driving sustainability to the heart of tertiary education
  • Tim Pryce (The Carbon Trust): Why education sector is crucial for a low carbon economy
  • Andrew Parkin (Cundall Acoustics): Designing institutions for the future
  • Amy Cameron (Solar Schools): Solar Schools project
  • Richard Moore (University of Northampton): A web-based biodiversity assessment tool Biodiversity Index

In between these sessions three Master Class sessions took place.

Linked to the event is the online forum on Greening Education. An ongoing discuss is on the topic What’s the reality, can you save money whilst becoming greener?

Photographs by Asitha Jayawardena (Top, some of the speakers; bottom, Ros Wade speaking on the curriculum’s key role in greening education)

Conference website

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Professor Ros Wade wader@lsbu.ac.uk Lynn Vickery vickerl@lsbu.ac.uk

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