GEEP Mission and Objectives

© 2015 Gerry Ellis



As a global champion for environmental education, the Global Environmental Education Partnership (GEEP) seeks to use the power of education to create a sustainable and just future where people and nature thrive, and where environmental and social responsibility drive individual, community, and institutional choices.

The GEEP was launched by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the Taiwan Environmental Protection Administration, and the North American Association for Environmental Education in 2014.  The mission of the GEEP is to create a vibrant and inclusive learning network designed to build capacity in countries around the world to strengthen environmental education leading to a more sustainable future.

To accomplish the mission, the GEEP is striving to:


  • Connect and build bridges among practitioners, researchers, policy makers, institutions, providers, and international networks to elevate effective practice, scale impact, share global resources, and catalyze collaboration
  • Demonstrate the value and impact of EE as a tool for achieving the SDGs
  • Support, mentor, and empower a new generation of innovative and inspirational leaders to shape the future
  • Build a global fund to sustain the field and advance our collective work
  • Promote Innovation through a Global EE Think Tank