The team behind Schools For Future

We are running this site voluntarily because the crimate crisis is the most important issue to care about in our lifetime - and yet most people are unware of its urgency. To solve this crisis, the society must be urgently enlightened at scale. Schools are distributed most widely accross society and we are commited to facilitate that students, teachers and parents alike explain to others in their schools the societal and political changes that are necessary now. All of this needs to be based on the most current scientific knowledge.

Nora The report "The Limits to Growth" by the Club of Rome and I date from the same year: 1972. That's how long knowledge of the interrelationships of man-made global warming has been in the world. Not much has changed since then, on the contrary: emissions of climate-damaging gases have continued to rise, so that today we as a global society are not only faced with the challenge of becoming CO2-neutral, but of doing so within the next 8-10 years if we want to avoid dangerous tipping points and uncontrollable global warming. In other words, knowledge of the urgency of the climate crisis needs to get out to the people - as quickly as possible, and as broadly as possible. As a teacher, I am convinced that schools, as the workshops of life, have a particularly important role to play here. It has never been more important than today that people learn "for life" in the best sense of the word.
— Nora Oehmichen teachers Ethics, French and History in a secondary school.
Timo When I intensively studied the scientific perspective of the climate crisis as part of my master's thesis, I realized that elementary changes in human actions and thinking are needed to shape a sustainable world in which people do not live at the expense of future generations. A key factor for this change is education, in which interdisciplinary climate education should be pushed. For this, it is important that we act immediately and together to achieve this goal.
— Timo is a teacher of physics and geography at a comprehensive school.
Mia Knowing about the climate emergency and the danger it brings to human life and health I could not start working as a medical intern after finishing my studies last summer. I´m convinced that education about the climate catastrophe is a key factor towards the wellbeing of human existance. I love to participate in raising the awareness of our need to act now on a political and personal level.
— Mia
Ivan After informing myself about the climate change in 2019 thanks to Greta Thunberg and many others, I couldn't continue my life as it was looking at my children and imaging what they would ask me in the future, like "knowing about the consequences, you didn't try to stop it?!"
— Ivan has been an entrepreneur, programmer and vice-chairman of an European association of SMEs for many years.