“We stand now where two roads diverge. But unlike the roads in Robert Frost’s familiar poem, they are not equally fair. The road we have long been traveling is deceptively easy, a smooth superhighway on which we progress with great speed, but at its end lies disaster. The other fork of the road – the one less traveled by – offers our last, our only chance to reach a destination that assures the preservation of the earth” Rachel Carson. Silent Spring, 1962.
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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..
Congratulations to Innovate2020 Conference, 15 – 16 May in Barcelona Spain, promising ‘In the wake of the #ExtinctionRebellion protests, #fridaysforfuture and Dan Barber’s iELT19 declaration that we are in a climate emergency, this year’s conference is going green.’ Look out in particular for the four-hour Workshop on 15 May, ‘Moving towards sustainable ELT.’ Information and booking here.
Next live session will be Environmental Responsibility in ELT at the Young Learners English UK Conference at Harrow School on 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
Thank you if you came along to the session on environmental responsibility at English UK ELT Conference this weekend – and welcome to eltfootprint.uk! It was great to meet so many like-minded people over the two days of the conference. There was lots of goodwill, good intentions and the sharing of good practice that I am sure will help us towards our goal of making UK ELT carbon neutral as soon as possible.
You are warmly invited to attend Environmental responsibility in ELT with Christopher Etchells, Coordinator of this group, at English UK’s English Language Teaching Conference in London at 12:30 pm on Friday 17 January. Further details here