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Founded in 1791, the University of Vermont combines faculty-student relationships most typically seen in a small liberal arts college with the extensive resources of a top research institution. It is the fifth oldest university in New England (after Harvard, Yale, Dartmouth and Brown).

UVM established the Institute for Global Sustainability (IGS) in 2007 with the mission of educating students and citizens to serve as leaders in the transition to a sustainable world. IGS goes beyond theory to provide practical sustainability solutions to organizations of all types and sizes. The Institute’s renowned results-oriented programs have made it the leading resource for all who recognize that few things are more crucial today than understanding, promoting and implementing sustainability.

By offering sustainability training programs online, UVM, through IGS, continues to build upon its distinguished record of environmental leadership. The university practices what it teaches, and can help you gain the expertise to implement your own sustainable business practices.

Gain Critical Sustainability Knowledge With Unmatched Convenience

UVM’s groundbreaking interactive sustainability training programs impart indispensable tools and skills that can prepare you to lead a green revolution in your organization

Advanced Certificate in Sustainable Innovation

Nurture expertise in critical sustainable business strategies and techniques to establish yourself as a sustainability leader. You’ll receive your Advanced Certificate in Sustainable Innovation upon completing three eight-week courses:

  • Principles & Strategies for Sustainability
  • Sustainable Operations
  • Sustainability Best Practices & Implementation

Advanced Certificate in Campus Sustainable Innovation

Whether you work in campus operations, administration or student leadership, this sustainability certificate program can help you master key campus sustainability areas of concern, including energy management, waste, water, transportation and green building. You’ll receive your Advanced Certificate in Campus Sustainable Innovation upon completing three eight-week courses:

  • Principles & Strategies for Campus Sustainability
  • Sustainable Campus Operations
  • Campus Sustainability Best Practices & Implementation

Financial Aid

There are a number of comprehensive, flexible, low-cost loan products specifically designed to help working adults who enroll in an accredited distance-learning undergraduate or graduate degree program or a certificate-granting program. Students are encouraged to carefully research and compare private loan options before borrowing.

Student Lending Analytics maintains information on private student loans offered by several lending agencies which may be helpful as you research loan options.

You may borrow from any lender of your choosing and are not required to borrow from lenders on the Student Lending Analytics list.