Sustainability and Environmental Education (SEEd) is a leading player, both in the UK and internationally

We promote the new learning required by all of us, and particularly young people, if we are to live within the world’s planetary boundaries whilst ensuring social justice for all.  We empower; we facilitate; we catalyse. We are a unique proposition and organisation, and the only Education for Sustainable Development organisation that puts the natural environment at the heart of our work.

Our public benefit

New ways of thinking, and doing, are needed if we are to fully address the multiple and interlinked crises of climate catastrophe, mass extinction and ecosystem breakdown and, in so doing, realise the ambitions enshrined in the Sustainable Development Goals.

SEEd’s role is to bring people together – young and old – to learn about, develop, share and celebrate the best in environmental and sustainability action-learning practice. We promote the key life skills of critical, systems and futures thinking. We are a platform for hope and positive change, believing that people, working together and creatively, can make the transition to a truly ecologically sustainable, equitable and better world.

What is Education for Sustainable Development?

UNESCO defines education for sustainable development (ESD) as education that allows learners to acquire the skills, capacities, values and knowledge required to ensure sustainable development.

It also defines it as education for life-long learning, and that fosters responsible citizens and promotes democracy by allowing individuals and communities to enjoy their rights and fulfill their responsibilities.

Find out about our programmes...

SEEd is currently co-chairing Our Shared World...

Our Shared World is a broad coalition advocating for SDG 4.7 in England by 2030. First chaired by Oxfam and WWF-UK, and currently chaired by SEEd and CoDEC, OSW is a coalition of more than 150 members including NGOs, Businesses, Universities; Teacher, Headteacher and Student Unions, Subject Associations, Youth Groups, and individuals.