Education for sustainability develops the knowledge, skills, values and world-views necessary for people to act in ways that contribute to more sustainable patterns of living. It enables individuals and communities to reflect on ways of interpreting and engaging with the world. Sustainability education is futures-oriented, focusing on protecting environments and creating a more ecologically and socially just world through informed action.
« You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete » Buckminster Fuller. Visions for transitions to sustainable societies are needed, based upon the reconception of entire life-styles that are human scale, place-based, but globally connected in their exchange of technology,information and culture. These visions are based upon communities that are in symbiotic relationships to the ecosystems within which they are embedded.