“We have not inherited the Earth from our fathers, we are borrowing it from our children.”
Information on global warming, pollution and other impacts on nature and the planet, plus what we can do to combat them.
Centre for Alternative Technology publications available for download on pay per view. Includes factsheets, tipsheets, teachers guides and educational booklets.
Eco-Schools is an international award programme providing a framework to help embed the principles of sustainability into the heart of school life.
An international network of secondary school teachers and pupils, represented in 17 countries. Each group involved defines its own investigation project about an environmental issue, with the goal being to communicate relevant information to the public.
Schools resource packs for Key Stages 1 and 2 plus compost bins from RecycleNow.com.
Information on air, climate, weather, pollution, ozone and sustainability.
Information sheets, games and puzzles for ages 5 to 11
Student activities and teaching resources on ecosystems and the environment.
Education resources from Waste Watch. There is even a section for teachers to learn how to teach rubbish!
An 11-minute long animated video which describes simply and clearly the process and implications of climate change.
A video short by the Algalita Marine Research Foundation showing the environmental effects of plastic pollution in our oceans. Algalita have also produced classroom handouts plastics in the environment. See www.algalita.org for more information on their work and educational programmes.
Information and teaching resources. (This programme was funded by DEFRA but support was withdrawn in 2005. The site is still live as it contains a lot of useful material, but note that nothing has been updated since 2004/5.)
This is an excellent site which combines education and charity. Each time you answer a question correctly they donate 10 grains of rice through the UN Food Programme. The more questions you get right the harder it becomes. Subject areas include English grammar or vocabulary, geography, languages, chemistry, maths and art. For more information on FreeRice see this NBC News Report.
Dr Seuss’s Lorax Project.
Colouring, games and musical activities for younger children.
News, games, stories, videos and activities. A Parents’ Choice Recommended Winner 2008.
I love this game! Bert and Phil’s Water Busters is an animated game teaching water conservation in the home.
Another fun animated game where you have to help Charlie and Lola and their friends recycle rubbish.
Calculate your own carbon footprint.
A Canadian site with resources for parents and teachers.
This game is by the Union of Concerned Scientists and tests your knowledge of how consumer choices affect the environment. It’s directed at players in the United States, but is still valid for users in the UK.
Links to lots of web sites offering green products and services.
Nigel’s Eco Store
sell a good range of solar powered toys and various kits and games for ‘eco kids’.