William R. Godfrey

William R. Godfrey

President Emeritus

Bill Godfrey currently served as president of the Environic Foundation International for over two decades. Since 2002, Bill has specialized in the development and delivery of sustainability education. Prior to EFI, Bill was an architect, responsible for development projects in the United States, the Middle East, the Pacific Islands and China.

At EFI, Bill was the lead author of Sustainable Societies in Africa: Modules on Education for Sustainable Development curriculum, designed for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to mainstream sustainability and environmental education in universities throughout Africa. Subsequently, Bill has been the lead author of Global Sustainable Societies, Sustainable Societies for Business and Sustainable Societies – James River Basin, additional versions of Sustainable Societies for different locations and audiences.

For developing Sustainable Societies in Africa, Bill received international awards from UNEP, the United Nations Economic, Social and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the United Nations University (UNU), the African Association of Universities (AAU), the Southern African Development Community, and the United Nations University Global Virtual University.

Bill served as adjunct faculty at the Center for Environmental Studies and the Honors College at Virginia Commonwealth University and served at the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at the University of Richmond. He also serves on the board of the U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development.  

For his architecture, civil engineering and planning work Bill has received awards from the American Institute of Architects, the United States Department of Defense, the American Council of Civil Engineers, and the United States General Services Administration.

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