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My name is Ann Finlayson, and I’ve worked in the environmental and education field for over 30 years. After a stint as a countryside ranger in Scotland, I began travelling the world teaching, facilitating and consulting in places such as Papua New Guinea, Australia and Canada.

Between 2005 and 2010, I was Head of Education/Social Change at WWF-UK and the Commissioner for Education and Capability Building for the Sustainable Development Commission. In 2008, I took on the job of revamping CEE, now SEEd, and have enjoyed seeing it grow back to national significance as well as sharing her expertise.

I’m passionate about the role of learning in sustainability and for it to be about real people, real opportunities and real responsibilities.

Latest blog posts

January 19, 2016

Sustaining the routes to sustainability

I feel I am developing the skill to look outwardly pleased and thrilled while inside I am despairing. Not only that, but I am feeling a […]
November 16, 2015

Athens, Australia and misplaced admiration!

I have had many meetings in the past year with other sustainable schools networks based on the UK Sustainable Schools Initiative. I keep being told it […]
August 28, 2015

Successful Sustainable Development Education needs change of mindset

I came across this headline in the national paper of Malta where my mother lives and thought -when might we get a headline like this in […]