Climate Tuesday, 7th September

1. The latest Climate Action in Language Education newsletter is attached below, including details of the latest podcasts and this school video competition, in partnership with Digital Learning Associates (DLA) https://www.britishcouncil.org/climate-connection/get-involved/action-language-education/school-video-competition

And just in case you’ve forgotten, you can now find all the DLA Ready to Run videos on the NILE website https://digitallearningassociates.com/ready-to-run-schools-nile

2. ‘A Planet in Crisis: Ideas for Action’ was one of the themes at this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival https://www.edbookfest.co.uk/the-festival/whats-on/themes/a-planet-in-crisis-ideas-for-action?page=1

Try ‘Dreaming Big on Climate’ with Mya-Rose Craig where she talks about her new book We Have a Dream, which is a conversation with thirty young environmental campaigners from around the world https://www.edbookfest.co.uk/the-festival/whats-on/dreaming-big-on-climate-with-mya-rose-craig

3. Dave Reay’s job title at Edinburgh University is Professor of Carbon Management & Education. Here’s two of his talks:

a clear, short introduction to how we can mitigate climate change by reducing our greenhouse gas emissions  https://youtu.be/AXC5vjV1YCc

and a longer lecture on why we need global agriculture to be ‘climate-smart’ to feed our ever-growing population https://youtu.be/s_YvrSkESe0

4. The Conversation has a rich collection of articles on the environment https://theconversation.com/uk/environment Here’s two recent ones:

one on the lingering of lead in our environment https://theconversation.com/leaded-petrol-is-gone-but-lead-pollution-may-linger-for-a-very-long-time-167214

and a second on the need to ensure that electric cars are introduced in a fair way, without disadvantaging those who can’t afford them https://theconversation.com/charging-ahead-how-to-make-sure-the-electric-vehicle-transition-is-sustainable-and-just-166685

5. And, finally and less climatically, at 12:00 UK time on 9th September you can join the first talk in NESTA’s ‘Transforming the Education Conversation’ series on Using motivational thinking to change how we nurture young minds with Sharath Jeevan, the founder of STIR Education https://www.nesta.org.uk/event/nesta-talks-to-sharath-jeevan/ Here’s the STIR Education site, too https://stireducation.org/

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