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Learn how you can support sustainability education and Facing the Future's work!

  • Ignite your students' learning and inspire them to take action in their communities with our hands-on, standards-aligned global sustainability curriculum!

  • Our resources build global awareness, develop critical thinking skills, and engage students with diverse needs—find out how by exploring our rigorous, teacher-tested pedagogy.

  • The world is connected in countless ways, and global issues are no different. Find out how to make a world of difference with your class, club, or community group!

  • Our dedicated staff, passionate network of peer educators, and tireless volunteers work to provide low-cost, hands-on, and engaging resources for educators and students around the world.

  • Inspire the next generation of student leaders and create a more sustainable future—donate, volunteer, and partner with us!

Facing the Future is an international leader whose mission is to create tools for educators that equip and motivate students to develop critical thinking skills, build global awareness, and engage in positive solutions for a sustainable future. We are an independent program of Western Washington University.


Pilot New Lessons!

We're developing a new unit on household and hazardous waste. Sign up to participate in the pilot

All pilot testers will be acknowledged in the final curriculum and will receive a free copy of the unit.

Featured Curricula

With 24 solutions-oriented chapters, Exploring Global Issues: Social, Economic, and Environmental Interconnections demonstrates how individual decisions have global impacts and promotes student engagement through hands-on activities, real-world examples, and student-in-action profiles. This teacher-tested resource is correlated to national standards, and is designed to support learning in a variety of courses including social studies, human geography, environmental science, and more!

GSE Blog

Our global sustainability education blog offers expert ideas, teaching tips, and special deals. Sign in to suggest topics and share your views!

Global Sustainability Curriculum and Professional Development
Our global sustainability education curriculum and professional development engage students in active learning and empower them to take action in their communities. Learn more about our mission, who we are, and how we can help you motivate your students to build critical thinking skills and become responsible global citizens.
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We equip and motivate students to develop critical thinking skills, build global awareness, and engage in positive solutions for a sustainable future through hands-on curricula and professional learning.

Facing the Future is a
self-sustaining program of WWU