Viridis Graduate Institute

International School of Ecopsychology

Creating a more conscious world through education and action.


What is Ecopsychology?

An interdisciplinary field of inquiry bridging the sciences and humanities and predicated on the evidence that humanity’s well-being is integrated into the health and sustainability of all of nature.


VGI’s interdisciplinary programs in ecopsychology and sustainability 
create a new framework for global citizenship and for being residents on the planet.

VGI focuses on preparing students to enter the global community and implement ecopsychological means to solve complex problems. Our online graduate studies are augmented by in-person sessions that meet in environmental habitats.

Degree programs include a Masters and Doctorate degree.

Non-degree programs include Executive Certificate and Introduction Course options.


  VGI is awarded grant by Fetzer Institute.

Master’s program begins September 4.

Executive Certificate September 4.

Next 5-week Introduction to Ecopsychology: October 1-31 Open Enrollment. 15 CEU’s.

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.


ech-endorser-216wx150hVGI 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.



USDLA-NP-13Viridis Graduate Institute, a nonprofit school, admits students of any race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other school-administered program.


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