ESDGC News – Issue 2 – December 2007
Posted by LibeRaCe on December 20, 2007
Planet Ark is an Australian based web site which “works to show people the many ways they can reduce their day to day impact on the environment – at home, at work and in the community”. It also runs a number of environmental campaigns and initiatives. More information on the website: or subscribe with your email address to receive free daily world environment news – a great way to keep informed!
|Wow-Wow is an on-line shop offering eco-friendly, ethically sourced products and advice service to help both business and home to become more efficient in issues such as energy, water and recycling. It is their aim to provide friendly advice on how to cut running costs whilst becoming a greener entity. The WOW-BUILD SHOP sources environmentally sound build materials, from natural paints to flooring made of recycled material, or a rainwater harvesting system.|
|Freecycle is a website which enables people to give away items they no longer want (eg furniture, clothing, books). Membership is free and there are 451 Freecycle groups in the UK, several being in North Wales.|
|TreeHugger is dedicated to “driving sustainability mainstream”. They strive to be a “one-stop shop for green news, solutions, and product information”. There is a blog, weekly and daily newsletters, weekly video segments, weekly radio show and a user-generated blog: Hugg. There are a series of in-depth “how-to” articles to help you “green your life”.|
|The Pocket GreenGuide for Wales is a directory for planet-friendly living, packed with advice, tips and information to help combat climate change and make life greener. It has been published in collaboration with WWF Cymru and is available, bilingually, and free of charge: download from http://www.greenguide.co.uk/files/PGGWales%20W2007.pdf.|
|£1million to be won in the Big Green Challenge! An organisation devoted exclusively to supporting talent, innovation and creativity in the UK has developed a unique and exciting climate change competition worth £1million – the Big Green Challenge. The competition, run by National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA), is aimed at tackling one of the biggest challenges of our generation – climate change – by encouraging people to find new and better ways to tackle BIG problems like reducing CO2 emissions. The £1million prize fund is designed to encourage and reward people working together to develop new approaches to saving energy, challenging you to reduce CO2 emissions in your community by 60%.Ten finalists will have a year to show they can turn their BIG ideas into action, with the winner announced late 2009. Visit the BIG Green Challenge website for further information.|
|Oxfam’s curriculum for Global Citizenship outlines the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes which they believe young people are entitled in order to enable them to develop as Global Citizens. A free booklet for teachers is available for download from the website. Although aimed at schools, there are excellent explanations and a few resources aimed at the 14-19 age range; plus links to useful online resources from relevant internet sites.|
|The iEARN Collaboration Centre enables young people to learn with – rather than simply about – the world. Find projects, partners and forums, including a forum for teachers to meet, talk, make announcements and updates quickly. Read 200+ project descriptions and browse student-produced media.|
|The Post-16 Citizenship website enables young people and staff involved in citizenship work to find out the latest news about post-16 citizenship. The site includes coverage of key citizenship issues and support for delivery with the opportunity to download free materials and resources and link to other useful sites.|
|The Sunday Times Magazine published a Climate Change Special Report on 4th November 2007 together with a DVD on “Extreme Weather”. Copies of the article and DVD are available on loan from Julie Hanson-Williams, Ext 365.|
|Did you know ….. an Environmental Focus Group has been set up at Coleg Llandrillo? The main function and purpose of the group is to aid the management of the College’s environmental impacts. The first meeting is due to take place on 17th January 2008; for more information, contact David Phillips, Chair of the Group and Health, Safety and Environmental Manager.|
|The College has been successful in obtaining Quality Improvement Funding (QIF) in the context of ESDGC. This will enable the College to identify the extent to which ESDGC is addressed within its Work-Based Learning curriculum and to disseminate areas of good practice. Work on this project will commence in January 2008.|
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