GEF Institute’s Virtual Tour Highlights Online Sustainability Courses and Certification

Sustainability education available online for professional development or academic credit.

Walpole, MA, March 21, 2012 --( GEF Institute developed and launched a virtual tour of their online learning system to showcase the unique features that make the Institute the leader in sustainability education. To view the two minute video, visit the Institute’s website at or the YouTube page, All of the Institute's 15 hour online courses are eligible for professional development or academic credit, a major value add component for students, educators and professionals.

Each online course is part of the first available certificate in sustainability. By earning GEF Institute’s Sustainability Concepts Certification, students demonstrate their credibility and commitment to sustainability, positioning themselves for advancement and new opportunities. The certification program is designed to introduce participants to important topics in sustainability using real world examples, interactive activities, and dynamic instruction. Course topics required for certification are Introduction to Sustainability Concepts, Sustainable Water Systems, Sustainable Energy and Technology, Introduction to Green Building, and an independent study project. Two courses will be available online beginning April 1, and the Institute is offering early bird enrollment through March 20 for these spring offerings – Introduction to Sustainability Concepts and Sustainable Water Systems. To learn more or enroll visit,

About GEF Institute

GEF Institute, a division of GEF, is a virtual classroom established to meet increasing market demand for sustainability focused courses. The Institute builds on GEF's expertise by offering affordable courses in sustainability to educators, students at the high school and undergraduate level, employees and professionals. In addition to individual online courses, the Institute offers a professional certificate in sustainability concepts. All of the Institute's courses are available for professional development or academic credit.

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 Join the sustainability education conversation by following GEF on Twitter @greenedufdn and on Facebook at
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