About Us

Global ESD works internationally to support sustainability education initiatives that connect concepts in human evolution, behavior, and sustainability science. By linking scientific perspectives on social change with students and classrooms seeking to make the world a better place, our aim is to foster a more global discussion about where we are going in the light of where we all have come from.

Global ESD is the work of Dustin Eirdosh and Susan Hanisch. Our combined backgrounds span the fields of education, geography, agricultural sciences, evolution science, and community development. We regard high quality education for all as the foundation for a future that sustains human well-being and flourishing. By high quality we mean education that builds on the best knowledge about our human species for designing educational content and contexts that are relevant to teachers and students around the world.

We live in Leipzig, Germany.

If you are interested in using our teaching materials in your teaching, have questions or ideas about implementing the Global ESD design concept in your classroom, or would like to collaborate or support our work in other ways, please contact us.

Dustin Eirdosh, PhD

Susan Hanisch, Dr. rer. nat.

We are also co-developers of the education innovation efforts at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, including of the OpenEvo project. Find out more:



Evolving an open, networked, and interdisciplinary evolution and sustainability education research community


Our German sister project: