Environmental business strategies aren’t just good for the environment, they’re good for business results too. These strategies lower costs and improve companies’ bottom lines. They drive new, high-growth business streams. They help companies recruit and retain the best people. And they address business risks associated with impacts of climate change. More
Has anyone else noticed how beautiful the countryside is at the moment? Yesterday I was out for my allowed one period of exercise in The UK, which I intend to make the most of. The absence of traffic is a delight. The countryside is quiet, the air is clean and the skies are approaching the depth of blue last seen during the Icelandic volcano airspace shutdown. The night skies, too, are a joy. Let’s try to recognise and remember this and *not* go back to business as usual when Covid-19 is over, instead using it as a springboard from which to continue resetting our relationship with the planet. See here
Environmentally responsible organisations have a duty to check that their suppliers are also acting in an environmentally responsible way. Does your school insurer have a robust environmental policy? This report suggests the insurance industry as a whole is taking its responsibilities seriously, but has this filtered down yet to your insurance provider? Do ask.
One of the most effective ways to energise your response to climate change in the present is to visualise a better future. This article also available here does that while describing hopeful changes happening right now in cities around the world.
What is our role as language teachers in the context of Sustainable Development Goals (UN)? Great to see this and other questions being considered at IATEFL 2020 Annual Conference in Manchester this April. More info
Excellent to see so many people at ‘Environmental Responsibility in ELT’ at English UK Young Learners annual conference at Harrow School yesterday. Thanks to everyone who came along. Grand surroundings for some really good conversations and hopefully meaningful actions will result..
Very much looking forward to Environmental Responsibility in ELT at the Young Learners English UK Conference at Harrow School tomorrow (21 February 2020). The conference is free for two people from each YLEUK member school; £50 for the day for additional members and non members. Tickets here