When we work together, humanity is capable of great things. Rather than despair at the state of the world, our challenge is to rise up together and build a sustainable society, one that respects the land we live on, and the environment we share. In the process, we will need to transform almost every aspect of modern life, to end the reliance on fossil fuels, restore our wildernesses, and learn to live within the constraints of a finite planet.
The journey begins with understanding. At the School of the Environment, our role is often to be knowledge translators—providing the knowledge needed for governments, communities, and corporations to make informed decisions, and linking the latest research on the state of the environment to the broader cultural, ethical and religious viewpoints by which we interpret our collective responsibility to future generations.
Professor Steve Easterbrook, Director