Learning for Sustainability Awards – Nominations open until 12th September

The United Nations COP26 Climate Summit is being hosted in Glasgow from 01-12 November with around 200 world leaders expected to attend. There is hope that the event will result in a truly historic agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions and tackle the climate emergency.

In the run up to COP26, Education Scotland and the Daily Record are encouraging nominations for the Learning for Sustainability Awards. Learning for Sustainability is recognised as an entitlement for all learners in Scotland’s curriculum and a recent PISA study showed that our learners are world-leading global citizens. We want to shout about this and celebrate the commitment and passion of Scotland’s young people, practitioners and communities to building a socially-just, sustainable and equitable world. We are particularly keen to encourage nominations from disadvantaged and hard-to-reach communities to help make this the most inclusive COP event ever.

There will be five winners in each of the six award categories: youth, practitioner, leadership, learning community, educational supporter and community learning and development awards. Visit the Learning for Sustainability Awards website to find out more or to apply: https://www.learningforsustainabilityawards.co.uk/

Those submitting early nominations may also be featured in the Daily Record’s national media outlets and shared with its readers around the world:

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/special-features/glasgow-primary-children-help-regenerate-24618361

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/special-features/couple-repurposing-garbage-scotlands-rivers-24516512

For more support preparing for COP26:

Author: I. Menzies

Senior Education Officer for Sciences, Education Scotland

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