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Many academics and initiatives are already exploring how to adapt research, education and engagement practices to make them fit for a future of colliding environmental and social crises. Thousands more are aware of the problems with the status quo, and are looking for something to do about it.

Our resources collate, build on and promote this existing work. They are designed to make it easier for academics to act. They are suitable use by academics of all disciplines and levels of seniority.

Education for a future

In a world of colliding social and environmental crises, every discipline is crucial to the pursuit of a safer, fairer, and more sustainable future.

Faculty for a Future's Seed Library is a growing database of open-access educational resources. We hope it will help students and educators transition to a transformative education system that is fit for future purpose.

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Callum Shaw / Unsplash

Engagement for a future

With knowledge being selectively siloed, and a narrow range of expertise platformed by the media, sufficiently open scrutiny of the world's complex crises and the responsibility of those in power is not happening.

Our Communicating Complex Crises toolkit is a crucial resource for any academic keen to hone their skills in telling more complete and authentic stories about harm done by today’s entangled social and environmental crises – and potential ways out of them.

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Karen Toro / Climate Visuals Countdown
Karen Toro / Climate Visuals Countdown

Research for a future

Crises are still advancing despite our best efforts. Narrow approaches too often serve harmful systems or solve one problem while worsening another, and the integrated, experience-based wisdom of communities and practitioners is often overlooked.

We need more diverse, equitable, and plentiful collaboration to stop environmental and social harms at their source and move towards a fairer and more sustainable world. But not enough support exists to foster new connections, build trust, and co-design research that benefits all.

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Neil Palmer / International Center for Tropical Agriculture
Neil Palmer / International Center for Tropical Agriculture

Universities for a future

Thousands of academics, academic-related staff, and students across the world are already engaging their institutions to meet their commitments to environmental action. Most of these are operating alone or in small groups, disconnected from others in similar positions.

We are seeking funding to develop strategic toolkits and community support for staff and students seeking to collaboratively raise research and teaching that’s fit for future purpose up departmental, faculty, and institutional agendas.

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Dan Keck / Flickr
Dan Keck / Flickr

Connect with peers

Do you feel a disconnect between your professional role and the urgency of humanity’s colliding environmental and social crises?

Join fellow academics in a workshop exploring the psychological impacts of working on the worsening crisis, and how to navigate these challenges while maintaining professional credibility. Sign up to find out about future workshops.

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Elaine Casap / Unsplash

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