By realizing the urgency of climate change it becomes clear: A sustainable future is the only future that we have. The Time is Now to zoom out, to combine forces and to take concrete steps towards a transition. Sustainability must be experienced as an attitude of good citizenship, thus sustainability needs to be part of our society’s DNA.
Sustainability education is the foundation for a sustainable society in which the young generation has the opportunity to become a responsible co-creator for the future of our planet. Our home.
Education is the key to change the world
The Time is now Foundation, unique because of our
- Independence: We are an independent organization that can oversee the big process without getting lost in the content, making it easier for us to act as a process accelerator.
- Network: We have access to a broad and impactful network within diverse stakeholder groups as well as in several layers of society.
- Passion and commitment: We are passionate, idealistic, creative and have the thorough will to bring about change. Our foundation is therefore strongly solution and result oriented.
- Cooperation: To achieve our goal we consider it a matter of utmost importance to combine forces and not to point any fingers. Climate change is a global conflict that affects us all.
- External change agent – from citizen to citizen: The Time is Now Foundation is a citizens’ initiative. This ‘broad-based citizen engagement’ inspires other citizens to become a ‘change agent’ themselves.
“As environmental educators, we know that environmental education informs, inspires, and enlightens. It builds human capacity, provokes questions, enhances skills and shapes values and attitudes. It galvanizes individuals, families and communities to make informed decisions about the environment that lead to a sustainable society. Even more, it helps people connect deeply with each other, their communities, and the natural world.” – Prof. Arjen Wals, Wageningen & Gothenburg University
“When we are talking about environmental issues in general, I think a common response is that’s a long way off, that is for our children to worry about. So hello, here I am.” – Boyan Slat, Founder and CEO of The Ocean Clean Up
“The real challenge is not climate change, but a mind change” – Thomas Rau, architect and visionary