Our mission is to develop people’s capacity to address social, economic and environmental challenges in order to create healthy and sustainable societies.
Most people are unaware of the presence, scale and long-term impact of the diverse sustainability challenges we face, nor do they know of effective ways to address them. Climate change, water scarcity, and the collapse of fisheries are just a few of the signs that humans are exceeding the planet’s natural resource limits. While generally conceptualized as separate issues, these global challenges are all symptoms of a larger problem, the collective overuse of the Earth’s ecological capital and systems. This overarching issue of over consuming the planet’s available natural resources is known as the Global Sustainability Challenge. EFI works to develop educational programs and materials that educate populations to address and find solutions to the Global Sustainability Challenge.