Viridis Graduate Institute

International School of 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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VGI’s live online programs in Ecopsychology and Environmental Humanities

 A world of education – An education for our world

Master of Arts in  Social Science with an Emphasis in Ecopsychology & Environmental Humanities

Combines experiential and inquiry based learning in a dynamic online global classroom with instruction in natural settings (ReWilding Residency), making education a more diverse, expansive and inclusive experience.

 2nd Cohort beginning September 14 2015.  Application Process.

Doctor of Arts with an Emphasis in Ecopsychology & Environmental Humanities

This degree deepens an ecological, psychological, and evolutionary understanding of complexity and resiliency within relationships.

VGI graduates are prepared to lead organizations, institutions, communities and regions toward creative, ethical and workable solutions.

 1st Track beginning September 14, 2015.  Application Process.

Doctor of Arts with an Emphasis in Ecopsychology & Environmental Humanities

Executive Certificate Program in Adaptive Leadership in Ecopsychology & Sustainability

Unparalleled in quality and flexibility.  We know you are busy and yet, want to expand upon your professional development and personal educational goals. This 14 week comprehensive course is designed for working professionals from any occupational field who wish to gain a thorough understanding of ecopsychology and its personal and vocational applications.

Spring Executive Program beginning April 15 – July 15, 2015. Open Application.


Introduction to Ecopsychology

This 5 week course is an excellent overview of the basic concepts of ecopsychology and how you might apply them in your life, work, and community.

Introduction course taught quarterly. Next class: April 9 – May 7, 2015. Open Application.

Viridis Graduate Institute provides Proffessional Development services for your business, organization or corporation.

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.

The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) is the United Nations platform on economic and social issues.  

ECOSOC has granted to Viridis Graduate Institute special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council since 2015.

ECOSOC is one of the 6 principal organs of the United Nations System established by the UN Charter in 1945. It consists of 54 Members of the United Nations elected by the General Assembly.  It is responsible for:

  • promoting higher standards of living, full employment, and economic and social progress;
  • identifying solutions to international economic, social and health problems;
  • facilitating international cultural and educational cooperation; and
  • encouraging universal respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Functional commissions of ECOSOC include:  Commission for Social Development,  Commisison on the Status of Women, Commission for Population and Development, Commission on Sustainable Development,  UN Forum on Forests, and the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues


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



Viridis Graduate Institute’s ecopsychology program participates in the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD) under the auspices of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to promote awareness and activities pertaining to education for sustainability.


Earth Charter

VGI endorses the Earth Charter. We embrace the spirit and aims of the document. We pledge to join the global partnership for a just, sustainable, and peaceful world and to work for the realization of the values and principles of the Earth Charter.