Take Individual Course Units

Work toward your Sustainability Certificate by taking individual course units from the Core Concepts and Advanced Concepts in Sustainability online courses. 

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Online Education

Keyboard plantGEF Institute online courses incorporate dynamic instruction methods, video narration, application based activities, discussion forums, assessments, and more. Courses are offered on-demand for easy access, and can be applied toward a certificate in sustainability. Courses range from 1.5 hours to 8 hours. Some courses are eligible for professional development or academic credit. 

Who Should Take Online Courses? 

For employees, educators, or students interested in gaining a comprehensive knowledge of important sustainability topics. The Institute's online courses provide the flexibility you need to accomplish your goals, while offering an innovative delivery platform that makes the units fly by. To be eligible, participants must be at the high school level, at minimum.


'I find this course so engrossing that I often do not see time fly by and suddenly I realize I have been working on it for 3 hours! I also had hesitations about on-line courses in general, but now I am "sold"'

- Annette Sampon-Nicols, GEF Institute Course Participant