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Welcome to GEF Institute, where you can find robust sustainability education that meets your needs for credit bearing courses, classroom curriculum, and professional level certificates.

Partner with the Institute

GEF Institute wants to be your partner in offering cutting edge sustainability education to your students and staff. With the Institute, you can find sustainability education that meets your needs for student education, professional development, classroom curriculum, or student certification testing. The Institute will work with you to offer sustainability education in a way that meets your needs, and can offer significant group or volume pricing discounts. Contact us  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to learn more and discuss the possibilities.

For Students

As career opportunities in sustainability and other 'green' fields continue to grow, students are seeking quality information that can lend to their future successes. Give them what they want by offering courses in sustainability as part of their degree or certificate. "Students are really interested in sustainability and thinking about the environment in terms of a future career," says Stephanie Pfirman, president of the Council of Environmental Deans and Directors. "It used to be jobs versus environment. Now it's jobs and environment."

The only certificate in sustainability

Students, educators, and staff can set themselves apart by demonstrating expertise in, and commitment to, sustainability concepts with a Certificate in Sustainability Concepts from the Institute. The only certificate program in sustainability, each is comprised of online, on-demand education that provides big picture analysis and local application of important concepts to foster awareness and enthusiasm for sustainability. 

To learn more about the Institute's sustainability topics and materials, visit our online education and classroom curriculum sections. You can also browse the course catalog to find all our educational offerings.