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Learn more about Facing the Future!
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!

Hands-on Curricula

Visit our online store to learn about our hands-on, interdisciplinary curriculum for language arts, math, science, and social studies. Download a free sample lesson from our teacher's guides or a reading from our student texts to see how our resources will engage your students.

Featured Resource

What a Waste! Exploring Household, Industrial, and Nuclear WasteWhat a Waste! contains 7 hands-on lessons that highlight waste issues from your backyard to around the world and range from household, to industrial, to nuclear waste. Throughout this unit, students are asked to reflect on how waste is connected to their own lives and to investigate paths toward a zero-waste lifestyle. Case studies from the Love Canal tragedy and the Hanford Nuclear Reservation help students better understand how legacy pollutants are affecting society and the environment today. 

Seattle Area Energy Conference

Please join Facing the Future and other educators from the Pacific Northwest this summer for an interdisciplinary exploration of sustainable energy use!

Participants will gain hands-on experience with several lessons from Fueling Our Future and will receive a copy of the interdisciplinary elementary (grades 3-5), middle school, or high school teacher’s guide.

Register today - Space is limited

About Us

Our hands-on sustainability lesson plans and standards-aligned textbooks 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.

About Us

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 an
independent program of WWU
.