The inaugural AGM of the London RCE (Regional Centre of Expertise) on ESD (Education for Sustainable Development) took place at London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) in Stratford on 20 March 2013.
The meeting, chaired by Lynn Vickery (Co-ordinator, London RCE and London South Bank University LSBU), started with a welcome to the LLDC by Paul Brickell (Executive Director of Regeneration and Community Partnerships, LLDC).
Ros Wade (Chair London RCE and LSBU) presented The Annual Report 2012/13. It highlighted the activities of the constituent groups, namely Higher Education ESD Curriculum Group, RCE Sustainable Business Group, RCE Site-based Educators’ Group, RCE Teacher Education Group, RCE ‘Communities’ Group, RCE ESD Reading Group, and Political Science and ESD Group.
Following an outline on the London RCE European dimension by Dr Hugh Atkinson (LSBU), a number of partners/ stakeholders talked about their activities and projects on ESD: David Clemson (LSBU), Graham Petersen (University and College Union UCU, http://www.ucu.org.uk/), Karen Wheeler (Lee Valley Education Department, Environment and Heritage, http://www.leevalleypark.org.uk/), Anna Portch (London Environmental Education Forum LEEF, http://www.leef.org.uk/), Zaria Greenhill (Sustainable Schools Consulting, http://zariagreenhill.co.uk/), Kareem Dayes (Rural Urban Synthesis Society RUSS, http://www.theruss.org/), Falko Schmidt (DESERTEC, http://www.desertec.org/), Tobias Baumer, Jonathan Ofusu and Anglea Giraldo (students from LSBU Business School), Margaret Burr (Humanities Education Centre HEC Global Learning Centre, http://www.globalfootprints.org/), Poppy Flint (Forest Recycling Project, http://www.frponline.org.uk/ and student of LSBU Education for Sustainability programme) and Asitha Jayawardena (Sustainable University One-stop Shop Experiment, http://www.sustainableuni.kk5.org/).
After the AGM, the participants attended the UEL (University of East London) seminar The Sustainable City: Challenges and Opportunities in East London.
Group photograph (by Ros Wade)
Second photograph (by Asitha Jayawardena): Ros Wade presenting The Annual Report
Click here for The Annual Report in full