The Sydney Environment Institute is a national and world leader in multidisciplinary environmental research, known in particular for work in the environmental humanities and social sciences.
SEI’s purpose is to extend and amplify the scope of the engagement on environmental issues; and to bring together expertise from across disciplines to address key problems in favour of the public good.
Our vision is of a University community reaching both inward across disciplines and outward into the larger world to collaboratively design and implement strategies for just and sustainable environmental transformation. Recognising the breadth of the harms unfolding, our work aims to both effect and affect the personal and cultural, the social and political, the ecological and economic. We seek to be part of the wider community of people and organisations creating the conditions under which all life can flourish.
Our objectives are broad and ambitious, but clear and consistent. We:
- identify matters of critical environmental concern, and engage them – through creative, collaborative projects designed for real impact.
- cross disciplinary boundaries – to ask new questions, develop new methods, and generate new forms of knowledge and awareness among the arts, the humanities, and the natural, social, and technological sciences.
- build flourishing working communities – among academics, policymakers, cultural institutions, practicing artists, students, NGOs, and committed citizens.
- support and mentor – ambitious, imaginative, collaborative endeavours by students, scholars, and practitioners, within the university and beyond.
- communicate our work, and invite conversations – with the publics we serve in Sydney, across Australia, throughout the Indo-Pacific, and across the globe.
- impact and affect communities, culture, and policy – with our direct work with partners in community organisations, cultural institutions, and government.
Engage with us
Your donation can help us improve the way we see the world. We facilitate and curate the cross-fertilization of approaches, questions, methods and outputs on ore questions of human relationships with the environment. By donating to the Sydney Environment Institute, you are helping us invite conversations and facilitate dialogue between the academy, industry, and communities and contribute to new ways of thinking.
To learn more, contact our Philanthropic Manager, Peta Magee (firstname.lastname@example.org).