What we do
Brighton Peace & Environment Centre (BPEC) is an educational charity which inspires action through learning about the world.
We encourage people to explore the links between their own lives and with people, places and issues throughout the world. We host a teachers' resource centre and provide training and support for teachers to bring the world into the classroom through curriculum related subjects.
We provide the public with information about local and global concerns, supporting choices which prioritise peace, people and planet, throughout daily life.
Come and meet us! Drop in and find out more, or visit our library.
Working with teachers, we bring the global dimension into the classroom. The aim is to promote creative and critical thinking about the world we share. We also support learning in university teacher training programmes. We run training events for teachers about the social, political and environmental forces that shape the lives of people around the world and how to explore these in the classroom.
Building local connections between individuals and groups is an essential part of BPEC. To promote who we are and what we want to see in the world, we run courses and workshops about global issues: how to live a life that integrates our needs and those of future generations.
We also provide support and meeting space for other local community groups and campaigns.
The Green Pages launched in 2004 and is currently available in a handy pocket size booklet, or online. We aim for you to be access everything you need to know about green living, eco-friendly lifestyles and lovely days out. For every area of life – house & home, money, health, leisure, food & drink - someone, somewhere in Sussex, is making a difference.
Also, in our centre and on our website, you can find top tips as well as more extensive information about D.I.Y, growing your own, green banking and lots more.
Where else can you go in the city for books, films and children's stories which give a world view and celebration of all that we share and know? We have books that cover a range of issues from nuclear power to human rights including autobiographies, poetry and recipes. We have children's books and resource boxes for classroom use covering art to science, conflict resolution to water. Come in and see... Become a member and borrow books and films all year.