Sustainability Concepts is a 15 hour, online, self-paced course designed to equip students and adults with a strong foundational knowledge of sustainability, the science and technology of promoting sustainability, and the balance between environmental, social, and economic concerns. The materials provide students with a thorough introduction to sustainability topics such as ecosystems, energy and water challenges, life-cycle analysis, and climate change science. The course incorporates hands-on audits, online modules, nationwide discussion forums, and dynamic instruction methods. Visit http://www.gefinstitute.org/index.php/online for more information about this and other sustainability courses.
GEF Institute also offers certifications to encourage and motivate individuals to take steps toward sustainability literacy and action. In this critical field of study, all levels of expertise must be acknowledged as an achievement, and then built upon. While working toward any level of certification, participants become engaged with important topics in sustainability through real world examples, interactive activities, and dynamic instruction. The goal of the certifications is to equip participants with the knowledge, skills, and resources necessary for success in the higher education or the workplace.
About Green Education Foundation (GEF)GEF is a non-profit organization committed to creating a sustainable future through education. Sustainability Education provides educators with the real-world applied learning models that connect science, technology, and math education with the broader human concerns of environmental, economic, and social systems. GEF provides curriculum and resources to K-12 students and teachers worldwide with the goal of challenging youth to think holistically and critically about global environmental concerns and solutions.
Become a member for free to gain full access to GEF’s comprehensive library of standards-based lessons and activities at www.greeneducationfoundation.org. Join the sustainability education conversation by following GEF on Twitter @greenedufdn and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/greenedufoundation.