AMAZING news as SOAS agree to freeze fossil fuel investments, with a decision on divestment to be made in the autumn. Check out the blog by Rob and SHARE http://blog.peopleandplanet.org/blog/2014/07/29/fossil-free-campaign-heats-up-as-soas-freezes-investments/

AMAZING news as SOAS agree to freeze fossil fuel investments, with a decision on divestment to be made in the autumn.

Check out the blog by Rob and SHARE

http://blog.peopleandplanet.org/blog/2014/07/29/fossil-free-campaign-heats-up-as-soas-freezes-investments/

The BBC, Times Higher Education and The Guardian all covered the Fossil Free UK campaign today.

Find out what all the fuss is about…

Today 64 top Oxford academics called for divestment arguing that the university has a “responsibility to show leadership in tackling one of the greatest challenges we as a society currently face.”

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/02/oxford-university-fund-fossil-fuel-climate-crisis

SHARE this to show your support for the campaign!
A long but very worthwhile Sunday morning read: The New Abolitionism.

What the Fossil Free divestment movement is demanding is the ultimate abolition of fossil fuels. And our fates all depend on whether we succeed.

Please LIKE and SHARE this article widely:
http://www.thenation.com/
article/179461/new-abolitionism
To staff and students at the IOE,
TfL are running the London Cycle Challenge this summer. 
I really want the Institute of Education to win the  Workplace Cycle Challenge that runs from 7 July – 1 August. I have registered the IOE to get more people cycling this summer. You can register your department or as an individual. 
Join your fellow Londoners this summer and take part in a competition that is all about encouraging more people to discover the benefits of cycling. 
Whether you’re new to cycling or a regular rider, here’s how you can get involved with the summer of cycling events coming to the capital. Sign up and start logging your cycle trips to be in with a chance to win some great prizes. Spread over three months, the Challenge is bigger and better than ever before and thousands of people will be taking to two wheels to try and claim the top prizes on offer. 

·         Sign up to the London Cycle Challenge 
·         Select the Institute of Education as your organisation 
·         Log your first trip
·         State that I encouraged you
Get cycling!
Contact: Shana Tufail s.tufail@ioe.ac.uk for all things related to sustainability.

To staff and students at the IOE,

TfL are running the London Cycle Challenge this summer.

I really want the Institute of Education to win the Workplace Cycle Challenge that runs from 7 July – 1 August. I have registered the IOE to get more people cycling this summer. You can register your department or as an individual. 

Join your fellow Londoners this summer and take part in a competition that is all about encouraging more people to discover the benefits of cycling.

Whether you’re new to cycling or a regular rider, here’s how you can get involved with the summer of cycling events coming to the capital. Sign up and start logging your cycle trips to be in with a chance to win some great prizes. Spread over three months, the Challenge is bigger and better than ever before and thousands of people will be taking to two wheels to try and claim the top prizes on offer.

·         Sign up to the London Cycle Challenge

·         Select the Institute of Education as your organisation

·         Log your first trip

·         State that I encouraged you

Get cycling!

Contact: Shana Tufail s.tufail@ioe.ac.uk for all things related to sustainability.

environmentalillnessnetwork:

What is the Transatlantic Trade Investment Partnership?

environmentalillnessnetwork:

"The general population doesn’t know what’s happening, and it doesn’t even know that it doesn’t know." - Noam Chomsky
If you aren’t already profoundly concerned about the ways unscrupulous corporations and unscrupulous billionaires are getting away with undermining the integrity of our democracies, the trustworthiness of our media, the trustworthiness of many of our regulators, the honor of many of our courts, the virtue of our education system, the reliability of many scientists, the security of our water supply, the security of our food supply, the quality of our air, the dependability of our health care system, the quality of our health, the security and adequacy of protections for our fundamental rights, and the well-being and future of our species; then you aren’t paying close enough attention.

environmentalillnessnetwork:

"The general population doesn’t know what’s happening, and it doesn’t even know that it doesn’t know." - Noam Chomsky

If you aren’t already profoundly concerned about the ways unscrupulous corporations and unscrupulous billionaires are getting away with undermining the integrity of our democracies, the trustworthiness of our media, the trustworthiness of many of our regulators, the honor of many of our courts, the virtue of our education system, the reliability of many scientists, the security of our water supply, the security of our food supply, the quality of our air, the dependability of our health care system, the quality of our health, the security and adequacy of protections for our fundamental rights, and the well-being and future of our species; then you aren’t paying close enough attention.

11/12 July 2014: London Metropolitan University is offering an event on social justice this weekend, Friday afternoon and Saturday

Social Justice Summer School: A Celebration of Social Justice at London Met

Exhibitions - stalls - lectures - interactive - workshops - music - art - installations - barbeque - performances - film - screenings - family - activities - presentations. Themes include: Gender - Austerity - Law - Human Rights - Creativity - Education - The Environment- Employment - Health.

You can find more information here:

http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/faculties/faculty-of-social-sciences-and-humanities/events/social-justice-summer-school/

The world’s top companies and organizations are facing reality on climate. It’s time for the rest of us to do the same and take action. Support the EPA’s proposed standards to cut carbon pollution emissions from Big Polluters. http://climaterealityproject.com/ActOnClimate
Finally! 2014 is shaping up to be a year where the bigger, more visible shifts are starting to come through!
-Shana

The world’s top companies and organizations are facing reality on climate. It’s time for the rest of us to do the same and take action. Support the EPA’s proposed standards to cut carbon pollution emissions from Big Polluters. http://climaterealityproject.com/ActOnClimate

Finally! 2014 is shaping up to be a year where the bigger, more visible shifts are starting to come through!

-Shana

Welcome to my blog as I optimistically share news, current debates, events and more on the topic of sustainable living with students and staff at the Institute of Education, London. Drawing on global debates and news and London based events, the blog will also communicate the IOESU and IOE initiatives I co-ordinate across the year. These initiatives can be undertaken by schools, universities, academics and organisations. Just add enthusiasm and creativity. These initiatives will seek to link in with Camden Council’s Green Team and the local community where possible to enable and encourage community engagement. Suggestions, collaborations and volunteers are most welcome. IOE staff and students are invited to get in touch and become a part of the IOE sustainability team. Contact Shana Tufail s.tufail@ioe.ac.uk My aim is to challenge the way we consume, encourage a sharing economy and push forth a new paradigm shift towards a more sustainable way of living. The views expressed are my own to encourage debate and engagement. Brighter Planet's 350 Challenge

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