About Us

Philosophers for Sustainability is an international group of philosophers that aims to encourage our profession to take leadership on climate change and environmental sustainability. We agree with the current scientific consensus that climate change is real, caused largely by human activity, already having significant effects, disproportionately impacting mangy of the groups that are underrepresented in philosophy, and poised to worsen dramatically within our lifetimes. We believe that everyone has a role to play in combating climate change and ensuring a sustainable future. And we believe that philosophers, despite our disproportionately large carbon footprints, are well positioned to think, teach, and lead effectively about the complex environmental issues we now have to face. We are attempting to integrate environmental issues into our work as philosophers, not only in our research, but, more immediately, in a wide range of philosophy courses and in our service to the profession. We have a few different projects underway, and are actively seeking new projects and new members. We welcome people from all areas of philosophy who are interested in stopping climate change and promoting sustainability in practice.

Our co-founders are Eugene Chislenko (Temple Unversity) and Rebecca Millsop (University of Rhode Island). For more information, to join our email list for occasional announcements and updates, or to become a member, you can contact us at philosophersforsustainability@gmail.com.