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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

February 11, 2020

Is Economics in ESD?

It continues to surprise me that economics is not being considered as part of education for sustainability. After all it was always in the various diagrams […]
October 31, 2018

Future Citizens; A Whole School Approach to Sustainability

Want to make the most of your activities for the environment, sustainability and global citizenship?  A whole school approach to sustainability is your answer!   I […]
October 16, 2017

A personal view of the world of ESD

If I was still a teacher I would be very confused by now. What is ESD, LfS, GC, GLP, GL, ESDGC, CCed, LINE, LOtC etc? And […]