The primary and distinctive focus of the Centre for Research and Innovation in Sustainability Education (CRISE) is investigating the important role of education (both formal and informal) in contributing to the creation of ecologically, socially and economically sustainable communities. This includes examining approaches to engaging individuals and communities in meaningful learning and active participation to improve their well-being and that of the ecological systems with which they are interdependent. In the pursuit of this mission, the Centre facilitates and supports collaborative research projects both within the School of Education and with other Schools at James Cook University, as well as with other universities, government and community organisations at local, national and international levels. The blog is a space for academics, experts, students and anyone interested in sustainability and education to post comments and thoughts. By Associate Professor Hillary Whitehouse