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Free schools guide about inclusiveness and climate science is not ideological — it’s based on evidence

Free schools guide about inclusiveness and climate science is not ideological — it’s based on evidence

A recently released policy guide book for teachers and schools has been receiving some criticism. For instance, an article in the Daily Telegraph claimed: Teachers are being told not to use phrases like “girls and boys”, “normal” and “other” in class – but they should make students aware of “superdiversity” and “declare a climate change emergency” […] … learn more→

Debate: how to teach from the United Nations sustainable development goals?

Debate: how to teach from the United Nations sustainable development goals?

The thermo-industrial civilization has produced remarkable teaching and learning methods in the service of its development on the basis of science and technology. Thus the success of the engineer’s model and associated schools. Today, we must build collectively and on a planetary scale, a shift of this civilization, towards the abandonment of fossil fuels. Already, and even […] … learn more→

Data can improve our sustainability work

Data can improve our sustainability work

As leaders, scholars and practitioners in higher education, it is our responsibility and privilege to understand the challenges and opportunities ahead, to make judgements about where we should be sailing towards in the post-Covid world and, importantly, to collectively shape the future of sustainable development for all. Universities are facing a myriad of questions, with […] … learn more→

Is there a silent majority in favor of sustainability in the face of economic growth?

Is there a silent majority in favor of sustainability in the face of economic growth?

Economic growth is an important objective for any of the main political parties both in Spain and in other countries. However, given that climate change, the loss of biodiversity and other environmental problems are a reality, part of the scientific community and activist movements question whether that growth is compatible with sustainability. Instead, they advocate a […] … learn more→

Career guidance for kids is our best hope for climate change

Career guidance for kids is our best hope for climate change

We all care, at some level, about our planet and for our children. And yet, ample research has proven that we are doing a terrible job of guaranteeing a healthy future for either of them. In my work as an interdisciplinary scholar who has researched children’s rights, the social determinants of child development and the psychology […] … learn more→

How have textbooks portrayed climate change?

How have textbooks portrayed climate change?

Back in 2007, the world’s foremost body charged with assessing climate change stated with “very high confidence” that humans were a primary driver of climate change. But you may not get the message that humans are responsible for climate change if you peered into some of the most popular high school curriculum materials that were produced in […] … learn more→

Why we must save the Endangered Species Act from the Trump administration

Why we must save the Endangered Species Act from the Trump administration

In the 1984-like Newspeak of the Trump Interior Ministry, officials are broadcasting plans to “modernize” and “improve” the Endangered Species Act, even as the Head of the Ministry issues decrees to undermine its reach and effectiveness. Since taking office, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has set out to eviscerate the act by restricting and manipulating […] … learn more→

Green is the new black: why retailers want you to know about their green credentials

Green is the new black: why retailers want you to know about their green credentials

Australian supermarkets phasing out single-use plastic bags is just one example of how retailers are fiercely engaged in a race to be “green”. Other examples are dumping plastic straws, buying back used products and reducing unnecessary packaging. Rather than competing on price or time, green credentials offer a way for retailers to differentiate themselves. Encouraging […] … learn more→