National Sustainable Schools Conference 2015

Hosted by the National Sustainable Schools Alliance and the University of Bristol this annual conference will this year be held in Bristol and will bring together primary and secondary leaders, hear of new initiatives, and will showcase the work of Bristol Green Capital schools work.

A particular feature will be young people from schools in Bristol showcasing what they are doing for Green Capital. There will be a series of 12 or 16 workshops, 3 keynotes, an open mic event at lunchtime and a share fair of NGOs and school and school student projects throughout the day.  For full details see

Conference Keynote Speaker – Doug Hulyer

‘Earth Matters’ will build on his long and varied involvement with education, public awareness and engagement in all matters environmental as well as what is ‘hot’ in environmental issues in the UK. Currently Chair of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, Chair of The Earth Trust, Trustee of Woodchester Mansion Trust and Vice-president of Surrey Wildlife Trust. He delivered of one of the first educational nature reserves in the UK at Nower Wood, Surrey. One of the founders of the Real World Learning Campaign; BBC Breathing Places; Chair of Defra Education and Public Understanding group, Project Director for London Wetland Centre, Barnes. Formerly Director with Wetlands and Wildfowl Trust,  Board Member of English Nature and then Natural England (2002 – 2014) and Trustee of Heritage Lottery Fund (2006-2013).

Conference Keynote Speaker – Justin Dillon 

Justin Dillon is an internationally recognised Professor of Science and Environmental Education and Head of the Graduate School of Education at the University of Bristol. His keynote will focus on: ‘Post-election 2015, where now for education for sustainability and the environment?

Confirmed Workshop Providers:

  • Alex Green – Ashden – National Green Energy Charity
  • Jenny Stevens – Beetles and Bees
  • Jo Taylor – Bristol 2015 Green Capital 
  • Jo Davies – Concern Universal 
  • James & Tatiana Tanner – Go Green
  • Jessica Sharratt – Green Capital Project Assistant, Bristol Students’ Union
  • Celia Tidmarsh – Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol
  • Adam Ranson – Leeds Development Education Centre
  • Quinn Runkle – NUS
  • Mairi Kershaw – Chair of South West Learning For Sustainability Coalition
  • Mark Stead – Severn Wye Energy Agency
  • Jill Foster – Peterborough Environment City Trust
  • Doug Hulyer – History of Environmental Education
  • Megan Baker – Big Green Gap Year

At this conference you will:

  • Engage your pupils through peer-to-peer learning with student volunteers from the University of Bristol
  • Share your own innovative and creative ideas with other delegates during our open platform session
  • Develop new strategies for embedding sustainability across your curriculum, campus and community
  • Meet the experts on Education for Sustainable Development
  • Participate in interactive workshops throughout the day, plan for your next year’s sustainability curriculum and take home new ideas and resources


09:00 onwards


Anson Rooms, University of Bristol Students’ Union
Richmond Building
105 Queens Road
Clifton East


• £75 for one delegate
• £67.50 for SEEd members
• £25 for trainee teachers
• £30 for the online conference
• £10 for one student (groups of ten or more receive a 10% discount) – contact SEEd for an invoice

Event type

  • Talks & Debates
  • Workshops & Education

Event organiser

University of Bristol



Bristol map showing Cabot, Clifton and Clifton East
Cabot, Clifton and Clifton East