Environmental Sustainability & Social Entrepreneurship Certificate Course

Earth5R carries a strong emphasis on fundamental knowledge, thorough research practices, and hands-on experience at the community level. It prepares students to be authentic leaders through knowledge and practice.

Earth5R is committed to education that promotes social and economic justice in the urban and rural environment through high-quality learning programs.

Earth5R offers Environmental Sustainability & Social Entrepreneurship Certificate Course (ESSE Course) to students and working professionals who are interested in gaining hands-on knowledge on environmental topics.


  • Course material, instructions and mentoring: Online
  • Live project assignment: Offline- in your locality within 3 km radius 
  • The program blends online and offline learning and projects are ongoing. Students receive one on one learning hence there is no concept of a batch. You can start the course at any time. Once you have decided upon the course duration and TYPE, please email your request to join the program mentioning those details along with your resume to community(at)earth5r(dot)org
  • Once shortlisted you will be required to pay the fee online. The fee has to be deposited in 100%. Post the payment your course will start.
  • Since the projects are local and instructions and course material delivered online students don’t have to visit Earth5R centre for the program.
  • The course comes with a high degree of flexibility. The duration mentioned against each TYPE is the minimum duration required to complete the course. The maximum duration to complete the course is one year from the date of enrolment in the course. Towards the end of each week, students are expected to clock in their duration, update the work progress and document their work online on our portal.

Here are the details of the course:

DURATION (Flexible)
3 Months/ 96 Hours 1 Month or 32 Hours 1 Week/ 8 Hours
FEE Rs 36,000/ $ 550 Rs 15,000/ $ 230 Rs 8,000/ $ 125
Live Project Work Social & Environmental Project Work in the local area (Additional flexible hours depending on the project and learning needs) Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Sustainability
What is Sustainability? Yes Yes
The five Rs of Environmental Sustainability- Respect, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Restore Yes Yes
Preservation of Ecosystem and Biodiversity Yes Yes
Solid Waste Management- Downcycling, Recycling, Upcycling and other Processing Yes Yes
Renewable Energy Yes
Three pillars of sustainability: Economic Development, Social Development, and Environmental Protection Yes
Environmental Sustainability practices in (Your country) Yes
Sustainable Agriculture- Permaculture, Agroforestry, Mixed Farming, Multiple Cropping, Crop Rotation, Organic farming, and Fair trading. Yes
Problem-solving and innovative approaches to Environmental Sustainability Yes
From Cradle-to-Grave to Cradle-to-Cradle: Towards Circular Economy Yes
Sustainability Planning and Creating Livable Area for the People Yes
Measuring Environmental Impact and Sustainability Yes
Climate Change
Greenhouse Effects and Global Warming Yes Yes Yes
The implications of human activities on the environment Yes Yes
Desertification Yes
Fossil Fuels and Environmental Pollution Yes
Assessment of Environmental Impact by Grocery Shopping Bags Yes
Environmental factors and Cancer Yes
Social Entrepreneurship
Social Entrepreneurship Yes Yes Yes
Agenda for Sustainable Development- The 17 Sustainable Development Goals Yes Yes
Case studies- Social entrepreneurs and their Social enterprises Yes Yes
Examples of Unsustainable Solutions Yes
Measuring social, environmental, and economic impacts Yes
Developing a social enterprise business plan Yes
Organizational & Community Development- How to develop a team and share the vision Yes
Developing and implementing Social Innovations Yes
Financing Social Ventures Yes
Environmental Politics- Domestic and Global Dimensions Yes

To enrol for the Certificate Course in Environmental Sustainability & Social Entrepreneurship (ESSE Course) please get in touch with Earth5R via email community(at)earth5r(dot)org