University of Vermont

Burlington, Vermont

Join us for the launch of the Network on September 21st at Shelburne Farms

  • Gather ideas and inspiration from both local and global sustainability education networks
  • Learn how your work and interests are connected to global sustainable development goals
For more information visit our Events page.

Greater Burlington Sustainability Education Network

Greater Burlington Sustainability Education Network (GBSEN)

The Greater Burlington Sustainability Education Network is a Regional Center of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainable Development, recognized by the United Nations University. The GBSEN is part of a network of over 140 RCEs across the world.

We promote education, training, and public awareness to create a sustainable future for the greater Burlington Region. Our goal is to promote the work of sustainability practitioners in this area and encourage collaboration to strengthen existing sustainability initiatives.

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    Who are some of the GBSEN Partners?

    We are a network of educators, students, non-profits, government leaders, businesses, and community members. Current partners include: Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission, City of Burlington, Lake Champlain Basin Program, Shelburne Farms, and University of Vermont. Want to join the Network? Contact Anne Bijur at

    What is an RCE or Regional Center of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development?
    An RCE is a network of individuals and organizations who are committed to using education as a tool for building a sustainable future. By creating diverse partnerships, RCEs provide a framework for strategic thinking and action on sustainability, thereby creating tangible improvements in their communities.

    Each RCE empowers people within its community to lead better, more sustainable lives by providing them with the education and tools they need to create positive social and environmental change.

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