Sustainability and Environmental Education (SEEd)

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 journey

We’ve come a long way since Sustainability and Environmental Education (SEEd) was established as a registered charity in 2008. Since then, we’ve been working with organisations, schools and educators to identify, promote, and support environmental education and education for sustainable development in the UK.

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.

SEEd change models and strategy

As an education charity, SEEd uses capacity building and the catalysation of new audiences as its main social change approaches. We combine this with cross-sectoral learning, social learning, innovation, new collaborations, and scaling-up methods.

Our goal is to broaden and deepen the practice of education for sustainability and environmental education. SEEd uses policy informed by practice to influence government and other organisations.

We are working to change societal attitudes and norms towards sustainability and environmental issues through educators and the education system.