Viridis Graduate Institute

Ecopsychology and Environmental Humanities

VGI programs create a new narrative

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VGI programs connect you to self, others and the natural world

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VGI programs develop depth psychological insights

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VGI programs cultivate critical thinking and imagination

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VGI programs raise ecological awareness

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Viridis Graduate Institute Mission

To provide an interdisciplinary education in the sciences and humanities that enables students to develop the competence and responsiveness required to creatively solve problems challenging our ecological and social structures.


VGI’s Ecopsychology and Environmental Humanities programs develop adaptive, creative thinkers who can approach situations with flexibility and tolerance for ambiguity. Students become competent leaders, innovators, communicators, and global citizens.

We educate students who want to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies.

Viridis Graduate Institute:

  • Participates in UNESCO / United Nations Education for Sustainable Development  
  • Is an Organization in Special Consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (United Nations) since 2015
  • A member of the IUCN Commission on Education and Communication
  • Endorses The Earth Charter

The astonishing story of how whales keep the oceans alive – and alter the composition of the atmosphere.

Written and narrated by George Monbiot. Produced and directed by SustainableHuman.

Viridis, Latin for “green, to sprout” or the notion of “green life,” promises to be one of the most important and visionary movements in this day of profound change. If you are a conscious, awake and participatory citizen today, you must be engaged in the preservation of our planet and its beautiful natural world. Viridis Graduate Institute stands out as an educational organization that appreciates both the ecological and the psychological dimensions involved in this effort.  – Thomas Moore, Author, Care of the Soul