Understand the issues, recognize their interrelationships, integrate the strategies, effectively apply them

EFI’s education programs use a systems-thinking methodology that combines an examination of the twenty-five, most critical social, economic and environmental issues that will drive global change with personal skills development. The result is people who can understand issues, see interrelationships, develop integrated strategies and put those strategies into action.

Picture of farmland

Agriculture

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Biodiversity

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Biotechnology

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Climate

 
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Consumption

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Culture

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Decision-making

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Education

 
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Energy

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Environmentally Sound
Technologies

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Finance

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Forests

 
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Health

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Human Settlements

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Justice and Peace

Pictures of wild flowers in a valley

Land

 
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Moutains

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Oceans and Bays

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Poverty

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Population

 
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Public Awareness

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Trade

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Transportation

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Waste

 
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Water

 

 

EFI's goal is to develop individuals who are able to ask the right questions to make the right decisions.

EFI’s approach is not derived from any single political, cultural or spiritual tradition. We believe that we share the same planet and that all people have common aspirations for peace, health and prosperity. This leads to a radically different attitude toward the world – a belief that we have a common responsibility for something larger than ourselves.