Tooled Up Education

Eco-Anxiety, Sustainable Fashion and Wonderful Ways Forward with Professor Natascha Radclyffe-Thomas

Professor Natascha Radclyffe-Thomas discusses the tension that exists between young people’s desire to embrace fashion and purchase clothing amid real concern about climate change and planetary damage. She defines eco-anxiety and addresses some of the real concerns about clothing production and the fashion industry in general. In this fascinating watch, she helps us understand the psychology of consumption, the purpose and function of fashion and shares tips and ideas that can help teens enjoy clothes, fashion and self-expression in ways that feel sustainable and enjoyable moving forward.

Books for Earth Day

Earth Day is coming up on April 22nd. We hope you enjoy this list of books for all ages that celebrate our planet and help us to consider what we can do to take care of it.

Dr Weston Talks with Dr Verity Jones: Climate Change Education, ‘Eco-Anxiety’ and Fast Fashion

Have you ever considered the impact of the climate crisis on young people or really asked how they feel about the constant barrage of bad news that faces them? In this interview, Dr Weston chats with Dr Verity Jones about sustainable futures and education. They talk through optimal ways to discuss issues around climate change with children and young people and outline the things that young people would find helpful. They also discuss the global impact of fast fashion and how our intimate relationship with clothes can be a great way to open up conversations about issues of sustainability. Dr Jones references a vast number of fantastic resources which teaching staff and parents will find useful.

Dr Weston Talks with Jen Gale: Making Sustainable(ish) Changes to Our Lives

In this podcast, Dr Weston talks with Jen Gale, author of ‘The Sustainable(ish) Living Guide’, a book packed full of practical advice about how to make small changes to our actions and mindset which will make a big difference to the world around us. Listen for tips about Christmas and simple ways that we can significantly reduce our environmental impact.