What is Education for Sustainability?

EfS is using the environment as a foundational context for education. Through EfS students develop a deep understanding of and respect for the earth communities, including the corresponding human conditions within those communities.

EfS reveals the intimate interrelationship between personal and planetary health and develops leadership skills and opportunities for discovering solutions to local and global challenges to biodiversity and affiliated social injustice.

Through active participation in environment-based education, reflective inquiry and experience in cooperative problem solving, EfS empowers youth with the knowledge that they can make a difference in the world and prepares them with the tools to exercise that knowledge.

EfS is a process of discovery through which students embrace a lifetime of creative investigation and an existence based on respect for all life upon the planet.