Every week we will showcase new inspiring stories locally and globally
We know how hard it can be to think positively about our planet's future. It can seem overwhelming when we hear many negative and scary news stories about the future of the planet. Let's focus on the positives and see the real change happening and celebrate that!
As well as global stories, we want to hear from you too! Has your school been making positive changes for the environment? Perhaps you have been promoting cycling to school or have established a wildlife garden! We would love to celebrate your school's successes in our Positivity Corner. Let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org
Building Empathy and Resilience
Our positive stories provide a special place to come and see that our actions make a big difference! Stories of people working together, problem solving and selflessness create a new understanding of the world that children want to be part of.
Tequila fish: A Freshwater success story
3 March 2022
Conservationists in Mexico and from the UK are hopeful that the reintroduction of Tequila Fish into Mexico's rivers will lead way to a full and healthy ecosystem recovery
Many of Mexico’s water ways are so polluted that freshwater species of fish and..
Veganuary is picking up speed!
Veganuary has been promoting a vegan lifestyle since 2014 and is starting to make positive changes to our lifestyles, businesses and our planet!
Before 2014, vegans were often viewed as a little strange. Many assumed that they only ate salads and were unhealthy with little energy. Fast forward to 2022 and ..
The Ocean Cleanup
Imagine being in school and thinking of an idea which could change the world and make the Earth a better place. That’s exactly what happened to Boyan Slat when he was just 16 years old! After scuba diving in Greece with his family, he saw so much plastic floating around in the water, that he wondered “Why we can’t we just..
Space food to feed the world!
Sustainability is really all about improving the efficiency and fairness of how we all live on Earth. It’s ensuring that, in the future, everybody has a good quality of life. We need to innovate and create better ways of living so that we can enjoy our planet and be healthy.
An exciting competition, The D..
A new plastic to replace... plastic!
13 December 2020
Scientists in New York and China have been working on a remarkable new plastic which will hopefully see the end to non-biodegradable plastic waste which pollutes habitats and enters food chains.
Nature has come up with the answer and it has been discovered that we can make plas..
COP26 - Wins for the Planet
The COP26 was a two week event where the world came together to find common ground and solutions to the climate crisis. Did they succeed?
There were some momentous and surprising announcements during COP26 that we should all be extremely hopeful about.
The first was the announcement by the over 130 countrie..
Leaders from around the world work together to combat climate disruption
We already have the knowledge and know-how to combat climate breakdown – we must just learn to listen!
Around the world, indigenous people have lived on their land and been connected to it for thousands of years. They have always lived there happily by not taking too ..
MAINTENANT announce support for Teach the Future
Teach the Future are preparing to reform the entire education system to address the climate crisis
Teach the Future are students campaigning for a complete reform of the education system to teach them the truth and prepare them for the future and we are fully behind them. We have spent the la..
Britain records greenest day ever over easter
On Easter Monday, the UK’s electricity came from nearly 80% renewable energy.
This is the highest on record so far. It is important because the UK has pledged that all our energy will be produced this way by 2030.
The weather was windy and sunny and so 60% came from wind energy and sol..
Protesting for change: students demand sustainable education
MAINTENANT Sustaining Now attend parliamentary reception to launch Teach the Future
It is an undeniable fact that young people have been leading the charge when it comes to protesting about climate change and demanding action to protect their futures. We have become accustomed to..
THE ECO HUB
Our new website, THE ECO HUB, has now been launched!
Having spoken to teachers in our work with schools, we have seen the growing desire for good quality, quick ideas to incorporate Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) into their curriculum. According to a recent survey by Teach the Future, 75% of teachers don’..
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Meet worldwide change-makers
Discover worldwide change-makers who care for our planet and whose work improves lives, globally.
We hope that these change-makers will inspire future generations of change-makers, working towards a more socially equal and sustainable tomorrow.
DIVERSITY DECK® Cryosphere
The ultimate game for everyone that are fascinated by everything frozen and want to learn more about the Arctic and Antarctic!
Did you know that the Cryosphere is actually a subset of the hydrosphere that represents all the ice on Earth: snow, glaciers, ice caps, ice floes and icebergs?
Did you know that ..
DIVERSITY DECK® Endangered Animals
The ultimate Card Games for everyone who love learning about the world's rarest and most amazing creatures and what we can do to protect them!
Do you know any endangered animals?
Have you ever heard of an Axolotl or a Spotted Handfish?
Can you guess where they live?
Antarctic sea bird
Habitat Sub-Antarctic regions of the South Atlantic and South Indian Oceans
Life span up to 30 years
Reproduction 1 every 2-3 years
Sub-speciesA. p. patagonicus and A. p. halli
Adaptations for living in the Antarctic
Penguins must maintain high body tempe..
A primate only found on the island of Madagascar
The Red Ruffed Lemur is a primate from the family Lemuridae of which there are 111 species. These unique primates are found solely on the island of Madagascar, an island with some of the most diverse and unique animals on the planet. It is thought that 90% of these species are..
The Artic Ocean is surrounded by the Tundra, a vast biome that comprises of 5 countires, the USA, Canada, Russia, Denmark (Greenland) and Norway. Tundra is mainly flat permafrost but is teeming with life. During the short summer, which begins in June, many different plants flourish creating colourful scenes with lichens, mosses, shrub..
Plants use seeds to produce new plants
Plants cannot move like animals do, so in order to produce new plants far away from the parent plant, they have to use other things to move their seeds. All plants use different methods of seed dispersal which they have adapted to their environment. These include the wind, animals, and flowing water. Because..
POWERFUL FUN LEARNING TOOLS
Sustainability STEAM card games
To reinforce learning, our DIVERSITY DECK® collection provide a parallel learning experience. 16 decks cover many topics from the Earth's 7 spheres to Inspiring People, Endangered Animals and even friendly Bacteria. Our cards use classic games to support different levels of learning and conversations around sustainability.
They are great for lesson starters, small group sessions, SEND groups, eco-clubs, school libraries and rainy playtimes.
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