About Us

SWLfSC [the Coalition] is a Community Interest Company that is a network of over 130 organisations and individuals across the South West of England. Coalition members share expertise in sustainable development, education and learning, and understand that learning, viewed broadly, is crucial to the development of a sustainable South West.

The Coalition, which was established in 2004 and has grown through the voluntary efforts of members and supportive institutions, exists to champion education for sustainable development [ESD] in the region. The glue that binds SWLfSC together is, firstly, a shared conviction that sustainable development is a priority, and that learning is the key to this; and, secondly, commonly-held values around the importance of education, the need to promote systems thinking and active citizenship, and the central importance of co-operation across interests and communities.

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It is free to join. Please email swlfsc@gmail.com to become a member.

If you would like to advertise a regional event through our network please email Paul Vare (learning4l@aol.com) and he will add it to the monthly update.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

An update about Seminar 4 with Morgan Phillips

Eco-Schools is a widely known framework for Environmental Education that extends across 66 countries worldwide.  In England, over 17,000 schools are registered with the programme with nearly 1,800 reaching its highest Green Flag award level.  However, the amount of Eco-Schools activity taking place in each school varies significantly.  Some schools engage deeply with the programme embedding it across the curriculum and general school life, while many others have seen their progress stalled or blocked by the obstacles of daily school life.  Keep Britain Tidy administers the programme in England and is in a process of exploring what success looks like, what education for sustainability can and possibly should be, and what Eco-Schools needs to look like under the realities of the new National Curriculum and current education policy in England.  The seminar will explore these issues, and encourage debate.

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Members of the Board of Directors

Paul Vare - Executive Director
Professor William Scott - Chair
Mairi Kershaw - Treasurer
Elsa Lee - Secretary
Helen Adams
Rupert Bannister
Sarah Chave
Lynn Cutler
Jo Matthews
Professor Stephen Sterling

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