The vision from Seville for the 21st century takes into account the most current problems in our world such as population growth, increasing demands for resources and economic and cultural globalization. In order to face these worldwide developments, good practice examples are needed to illustrate the realization of ideas towards sustainable development. Biosphere reserves are model regions that can provide such examples. Education plays a key role in the process of shaping a sustainable future. The transfer of knowledge, attitude and the presentation of alternative lifestyles in regards to social, economic and ecological aspects are crucial components in order to meet this goal. This interdisciplinary and multidimensional approach of education for sustainable development is not only an opportunity for biosphere reserves to meet its objectives, but an important task.