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Sustainability and Citizenship Special Interest Group


Chair: Karen Haward

Twitter: GA Sustainability and Citizenship Special Interest Group


Our aims

Sustainability and Citizenship Special Interest Group (SCSIG) furthers the aims of the GA with regard to the teaching of sustainability and citizenship education through geography. It explores ideas for geography’s contribution towards creating and adopting more sustainable lifestyles and active participation in communities.


What we do

The group of teachers, lecturers, researchers and consultants holds three meetings a year and communicates online. Information and ideas are exchanged with different networks and through the geography community.

Key activities include workshops at the GA Annual Conference and contribution towards publications.

SCSIG was formed in 2012 by the merger of two SIGs concerning Education for Sustainable Development and Citizenship.



125 Sustainability Tips

To celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Geographical Association, the Sustainability and Citizenship Special Interest Group have produced 125 top tips with a focus on a sustainable mindset and policy surrounding issues such as biodiversity, water security, food and farming, housing, waste, transport and energy.

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  • Tony Cassidy
  • Jon-Paul Davies
  • David Fellows
  • Joyce Hallam
  • Karen Haward (Chair)
  • Beccy Pook
  • Liz Smith
  • Debbie Watson

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Geography Quality Marks

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Geographical model making competition

Encourage your pupils to get involved and explore their creativity and geographical knowledge by creating a 3D model. Entries close 31 July 2024