Other issues

SGR resources which fall outside of our main four 'issues' - including general material - are listed here. This covers issues such as the built environment, sustainable development and space technology.

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Media release, 24 February 2017

 

 


 

Dr Jan Maskell, SGR, gives an overview of another successful week of inspirational science education activities.

ResponsibleSci blog, 24 March 2016
 

 

Science4Society Week runs for its second year, providing an expanded range of inspiring education activities for young people, including our new ‘Design an Eco-Community’ competition. It was set up to provide an alternative to science education activities funded by the arms and fossil fuel industries, such as ‘The Big Bang Fair’. Science4Society Week 2016 runs from 14th to 20th March.
 

Media release, 29 February 2016
 

Update on SGR’s latest science education project

Dr Jan Maskell, SGR, describes the activities for young people which our organisation undertook as part of its first Science4Society Week in 2015 – and looks at what is planned for March 2016.

Article from SGR Newsletter no.44; advance online publication: 19 January 2016
 

Insulation has little 'wow' factor compared to solar panels, but greater potential to reduce carbon emissions cheaply. However, it is crucial that we consider the energy required for their manufacture: natural, non-toxic
materials consume the least energy and are safer for human health, argues Dr Tom Woolley, Rachel Bevan Architects.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 41, autumn 2012 (published online: 2 January 2013)
 

Bumper 20th anniversary issue published - 11 expert authors provide important and novel analysis of controversial issues in science, design and technology.

Press release, 22 October 2012
 

With energy use in buildings being a major contributor to carbon emissions, reducing that energy use is a goal that is gaining considerable support. However, Genevieve Jones, SGR, argues that if there is too much focus on using technology to achieve that goal, and not enough on considering human behaviour, energy use may actually be increased rather than reduced.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 40, autumn 2011 (published online 14 December 2011)
 

Mandy Meikle suggests that the focus on a low carbon future, rather than a low energy society, is sending us down the wrong path.

Article from SGR Newsletter no. 40, autumn 2011 (published online 26 October 2011)