Some useful ESD resources

OMEP resources

The World OMEP website here.

The World OMEP Blog here.

The World OMEP ESD Project – find out more about the project for 2019 here.

The UNESCO and World OMEP ESD Resource Bank can be located here.

The OMEP UK Sustainable Citizenship Award is a fantastic way for early childhood settings to engage with sustainability.

Children’s story books

Sam Godwin (2004) The Drop Goes Plop: A first look at the water cycle.

Nicola Davies (2008) Bat Loves the Night.

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Bamber, P. (2019) Teacher Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship.

Boyd, D., Hirst, N. and Siraj-Blatchford, J. (2017) Understanding Sustainability in Early Childhood Education.

Davis, J. (2015) Young Children and the Environment.

Davis, J. and Elliott, S. (2014) Research in Early Childhood Education for Sustainability.

Siraj-Blatchford, J., Smith, K. C., and Pramling Samuelsson (2010) Education for Sustainable Development in the Early Years.

Young, T. and Elliott, S. (2014) Ways of thinking, acting and relating about sustainability.


Education for Sustainability – Supporting Sustainable Development in Early Childhood Education

Organisations and Associations promoting ESD

Forest School Association

Keep Britain Tidy (Eco-Schools and Green Flag Awards)

RSPB – giving nature a home

SEEd Sustainability and Environmental Education

Connecting Children and Nature Networks Kent

The National Association of Environmental Education

Learning Through Landscapes

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