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Backgrounder: UN’s Climate Summit 2019

Backgrounder: UN’s Climate Summit 2019

The New York Climate Action Summit is a high-profile event to showcase public and private ambitions and advancements in the sphere of climate action. Political leaders, businesspeople, and members of civil society will gather on September 23rd for panels, speeches and presentations on plans that aim to accelerate actions to implement the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.

Read EFI’s summary of the IPBES report

Read EFI’s summary of the IPBES report

Around one million animal and plant species are now threatened with extinction. That’s the striking statistic that made headlines around the world when a UN advisory body previewed its first global assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services in May 2019. To understand the implications behind the assessment and what we can do about it, we take a closer look at the report behind the headlines. Read EFI’s summary here: https://www.environicfoundation.org/ipbes-report/.

EFI Celebrates Earth Day and Launches New Programs.

EFI Celebrates Earth Day and Launches New Programs.

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An Earth Day letter from William Godfrey, President of EFI…

Dear EFI friends and supporters,

As we approach Earth Day on April 22nd, the Environic Foundation International (EFI) is honoring this most important day for our relationship with the planet by sharing the results of over a year of work spent enhancing our organizational capacity and launching several exciting new programs that provide high quality educational materials and training for concerned citizens, students, and sustainability and policy professionals! We want to share the news and encourage you to visit our website in the next few weeks as we roll out a variety of educational materials in EFI’s twenty-five areas of sustainability. Click on the headline to read more…

Learn More About Our Content Development Program.

Learn More About Our Content Development Program.

Welcome to our new website! We are in the middle of an exciting phase at EFI! Our team will be busy developing and curating quality content that reflects up-to-date trends in sustainability, in line with EFI’s 25 door approach. Click on the headline to read more…

EFI’s Sustainable Societies at VCU.

EFI’s Sustainable Societies at VCU.

Our Sustainable Societies Course is now the gateway course for the Certificate in Sustainable Innovation at Virginia Commonwealth University.

The Certificate in Sustainable Innovation is designed to provide students in any VCU baccalaureate program the option of adding a formal certificate program in sustainability and sustainable approaches to problem-solving. The Certificate in Sustainable Innovation will use a systems-thinking approach to problems of sustainability across all of the academic disciplines. 

Volunteer with EFI

Volunteer with EFI

At EFI we are committed to helping people become agents of positive change. Your contribution of treasure, talent or time would be wonderful.
We are seeking volunteers who are interested in conducting research in the 25 areas of sustainability (see our 25-issue matrix); we need designers and illustrators; and we also need social media-savvy folks interested in learning the ropes of fundraising online. We have teams in Washington, DC and Richmond, VA, but we also have a robust platform for remote collaboration if you are located beyond. Interested? Contact us at volunteers@environicfoundation.org.

Learn About Sustainable Societies Africa at EFI

Learn About Sustainable Societies Africa at EFI

As Africa and the world come to realize the nature of our interwoven environmental, social, and economic challenges, we all awake to the importance of hope. Sustainable Societies in Africa: Modules on Education for Sustainable Development provides a real foundation for hope and optimism as we work together to create a sustainable Africa.

Learn about EFI’s Global Sustainable Societies course. 

Learn about EFI’s Global Sustainable Societies course. 

Global Sustainable Societies is a survey of the full range of global social, economic and environmental sustainability issues and trends. This course results in significantly increased awareness and understanding of global sustainability challenges and the types of solutions being used to tackle them.