Founded in 1989, the Natural Step is an internationally recognized and respected non-profit organization dedicated to creating a sustainable global community. It does this by supporting international research, raising awareness and promoting sustainability ideas. They also host seminars, courses and social events around the world. The Natural Step has offices in eleven countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden, United Kingdom and USA. To stay connected to this global network, join The Natural Step’s facebook and LinkedIn groups, subscribe to its online newsletter, read updates on their blog or participate in volunteer opportunities.