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Challenging our 'green' solutions: a workshop with Ken Webster

08 Sep 2009

CEEBL event on education and sustainability on 23 September

Presented by Ken Webster, co-author of Sense and Sustainability (with Craig Johnson)
Wednesday 23 September 2009, 12.30-4pm
CEEBL, C24 Sackville Street Building

Much of the day’s activities will be based directly on Webster’s and Johnson’s book, and as such the day will aim to make you think differently around the issues of how education and sustainability come together.

Sense and Sustainability demonstrates that most so-called solutions like recycling, efficiency and exhortations such as 'if everyone walked/cycled etc...' are deeply problematic. The book insists that the education system needs something of a revolution in its approach to green issues to keep pace and to dispel some common myths.

The workshop will be an opportunity to:

  • Challenge various real-world visions of sustainability
  • Suggest alternative measures whereby a new industrial revolution may be possible
  • Interrogate current ‘green’ activities that may be problematic
  • Help educators make sense of national and international guidance published for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

Ken Webster works internationally and is a former teacher and INSET provider. He was also involved for three years in the Economics Education 14-16 Project at The University of Manchester.

This event is free of charge and places are limited. Please visit our website to register online: