The Transformative Education for Sustainability Institute (TESI) was established by Dr. Timothy Bedford in Oulu, Finland. The work of the institute is based on strong sustainability values and principles such as the Earth Charter and Gross National Happiness (GNH).

The institute focuses on 3 main areas of Education for Sustainability:

  • Training of teachers as school-based sustainability change agents
  • Action research and Education for Sustainability implementation (including Education for Sustainable Development and Education for GNH)
  • Educational consultancy and project development for creating sustainable schools

Examples of work so far undertaken in these areas include:

From 2015 Courses on Education for Sustainable Development are offered in Oulu by a partner organisation called Communication Matters.