Empowering Sustainability Changemakers to Evolve Our World

Evolution University is an online school for changemakers inspired to create programs, products, and services with positive benefits to society and our planet. To successfully achieve sustainability, we need to reinvent the way we interact with the world both individually and collectively. In doing so, we can imagine and create a world that is much better for humanity and the planet than the one we have now.  

The next decade is pivotal for evaluating, imagining, innovating, and implementing the changes. Evolution University supports this process by providing education, resources, and community, enabling us to learn, grow, and work together to solve these problems. The need to take action has never been greater and the time to act is now. Let's get to work, let's make it happen!

- Joni Roberts, Chief Evolution Officer

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Changing the world starts with changing ourselves, our relationships with one another, and the gorgeous planet we share. Social and environmental sustainability begins with skills in empathy, compassion, and communication.

Master the 3 Pillars of Knowledge

1. Compassion and empathy
2. Feelings as guides to needs
3. Storytelling

Ignite the Transformational Power of Alchemy

1. Identify your why and who.
2. Evaluate relationships and measure progress.
3. Create positive vibes in yourself that ripple out to the world.

Lead and Participate in a Celebrations, Appreciations & Frustrations Practice

1. Understand the guidelines for the practice.
2. Lead and participate in a practice.
3. Explore multiple ways to apply the practice for people and the planet.

Learner Interaction and Instructor Feedback

Participate in our online forum, share thoughts and ideas, increase connection, get feedback from the instructor.

Celebrating the launch of Joni's new book!

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"Celebrations, Appreciations & Frustrations: a simple, yet powerful practice for bringing MORE connection and authenticity to our relationships" 

By Joni Roberts, Founder of Evolution University and MOREcompassion

What people are saying  

Josephine Catuogno
Kean University Student
This was a fantastic book! I enjoyed reading every word and I felt like the format was very easy to read and the information helped me to implement new techniques into my relationships. I would highly recommend this book to anyone!
Tery Spataro
Researcher, Strategist, Futurist
Sometimes we forget our connection to our family, friends, community, nature, and earthly environment. Joni Roberts writes a timely and inspirational book to bring purpose and meaning to our lives through celebrating, appreciating, what's around us, and understanding frustrations that are learning experiences. This book is thorough and thought-provoking, with helpful exercises and insightful takeaways.
David Voss
President, Voss & Associates
This book is a brief, thoughtful and insightful mirror into our soul, allowing the reader to figure out how to find joy and overcome habits that impede our progress in relationships. Through simple steps and common sense language, Joni Roberts drives home the point that compassion and connections will bring authenticity to our relationships. It takes about a 90 minutes to read and more time to practice, and then you will reap the rewards.

Our Unique Approach to Sustainability Education

Values Based | Sustainability Focused | Global Community

5 Essential Mindsets to EVOLVE our World

Develop the 5 Essential Mindsets™ that are needed to imagine and take action to #EvolveOurWorld: Global, Compassion, Abundance, Growth, and Changemaker. Learn more about the mindsets in our courses and follow along with our Monday Mindsets social media series! 

Sustainability Stakeholder Approach

Find ways to increase stakeholder value with our Compassion-Centered Stakeholder Approach™. When you put compassion at the center of decision making, it naturally leads to optimal outcomes for people, planet, and prosperity. Dive deeper by asking the right questions such as: Does this action create a better world? What would GREAT look like? 

Sustainability as a Strategic Driver

Our EVOLVE Sustainability Framework™ takes the mystery out of how to get started and next level sustainability initiatives. The simple, yet robust framework helps organizations integrate sustainability as the strategic driver of success. The beauty of the framework is that it is cross functional and inspires imagination and action. It also feeds data for ESG!

Global Community of Changemakers

Evolution University was born global attracting changemakers from around the world, giving us the opportunity to connect and cross-pollinate ideas and knowledge in new and exciting ways. Our community brings together individuals, teams, organizations, and universities in ways that have never happened before!  

EVOLVE Sustainability Framework

Sparking imagination and action for a better world.

EVOLVE Sustainability Framework


Get started right away with sustainability initiatives. EVOLVE takes the mystery out of how to start making a difference today.


From start-ups to teams to entire organizations, EVOLVE empowers people to spark imagination and take action for positive change. 


Make meaningful change by aligning to social and environmental sustainability goals while increasing efficiencies and effectiveness. 

Evolution U Community

We believe connection with others is a key success factor for taking on challenges and persevering. We have community built in to our school and our courses. 

What's included at the free level?

We are building a community of people making positive change around the world.

Personal Profile

Showcase your personal experience, interests, and organizations. Collect badges for participating in the community discussions and completing courses.

Connection with Changemakers

Access our online forum where you can meet one another, share ideas, inspiration, and find potential collaborators.

Best Resources

Access to a library of curated resources for personal growth and social and environmental sustainability. You will find downloadable pdfs and links to recommended books, videos, and documentaries.

Daily News

Curated newsfeed with an emphasis on optimism, science, and sustainability. Drop the negative news and bookmark this page to feed your mind and spirit with ways to solve problems and make the world a better place.

Expert Led Webinars

Stay in the loop and join webinars from featured experts in the fields of tech, social, and eco sustainability.

What's included at the course level?

You will have everything listed above, plus...

Quality Content

Courses are designed at the quality level of university courses with content that is engaging, thought provoking, impact focused, and action oriented.

Interactive eBook

Each course comes with an advanced interactive ebook that is easy to follow with text that can be highlighted, videos, quizzes, and links to curated resources.

Connection with Course Learners

Access to the course level discussion areas where you can meet your classmates, share ideas and inspiration, and find potential collaborators. 


Ability to take course notes that are automatically saved to your private personal folder in the Best Resources section.

Expert Led Webinars

Opportunities to interact with featured experts specific to course topics.

Certificate of Completion

Receive an attractive certificate that can be printed and shared digitally on social media.

Our Courses

What people are saying  

Bavana Maharaj
Chemical Engineer
South Africa
This course is a brilliant, one-of-a-kind course! Thank you to the course coordinators and Evolution University for the knowledge you have imparted and motivation to be more compassionate. The course was well-structured and I loved the entertaining videos and book recommendations. I will be recommending this course with as many individuals I can!
Rohan Aurora
Tech Entrepreneur
Vancouver Canada
An excellent compact course to learn and integrate compassion, empathy, and resiliency. The content is enlivened with insightful videos and challenges to reinforce a compassionate mindset. 
Chris Byers
Venture Capital Fund Manager, Boston
I love how Evolution University has set the foundation for its coursework with a BOLD INTENSION to develop organizational leaders in the skills of compassion, empathy, and mindfulness.

Join the Evolution U Community and Be the Change

Let's Evolve Our World!

If you are like many of us, you are concerned about the critical state of our planet from the air to the oceans and everything in between. We are living in the aftermath of 200 years of industrialization, resulting in major advancements for societies as well as devastating deficiencies, including being unsustainable for our planet and future generations. It's up to us to take action to do things differently.  The exciting part is with possibilities thinking and a great amount of perseverance, we can solve these problems one person, one community, one company at a time.

Through Everyday Actions

Creating a better world starts with each of us, everywhere, making positive changes and taking everyday actions. We can no longer pretend someone somewhere else is going to solve the problems we contribute to each day.  

The upside is when our individual actions are replicated by millions and billions of people around the world, we can make exponential impact together. Now that's something to be excited about!

All of us can get better at being good to the planet and one another. Doing the right thing starts in our homes, our communities, and our companies. As you look around, you will see ample opportunities to make a difference everyday, everywhere.

Today is a good day to take action!

Learning Journey to Enhance Everyday Actions

Sign in to the Evolution U Community and join the conversation. Check out the free Best Resources and Daily News apps and expand your knowledge on sustainability.
social media
Follow our social media series: Monday Mindsets, Evolve Our World, and Compassion Hacks to learn how you can make a difference. Follow our unique hashtag across all social media: #EvolveOurWorld
recommended courses

Be a Sustainability Changemaker

By improving the lives of people and the condition of our planet, together we can create greater prosperity. From grand global challenges to impactful local initiatives, Evolution University provides educational resources and courses to support individuals, organizations and universities to be sustainability leaders. Our global community of changemakers brings together diverse groups to cross-pollinate ideas and knowledge in new and exciting ways.


Ready yourself to lead and help solve today's sustainability challenges. Next level your skill sets and make meaningful change.
Sign up directly to join our global community and take our courses. Set up a personal profile and access the curated sustainability Daily News and library of Best Resources. Stay in the loop for webinars and special events.


Get started with or next level sustainability initiatives. Gain efficiencies and increase value across the organization and stakeholders. The EVOLVE Sustainability Framework even feeds ESG!
Access online training for individuals, teams, and enterprise levels. Join existing on-demand courses or ask about private cohorts. Consulting, customizations, and collaborations available. 


Become a sustainability leader campus wide. We offer a problem solving and interdisciplinary approach for education for sustainable development (ESD) with our proprietary frameworks aligned to the global goals.
EU is a Publisher of learning modules and semester courses. Consulting, customizations and collaborations available. 

Learning Journey to Enhance Sustainability Changemakers

Sign in to the Evolution U Community and join the conversation. Check out the free Best Resources and Daily News apps and expand your knowledge on sustainability. Make connections to find partners, collaborators, and teammates.

social media
Follow our social media series: Monday Mindsets, Evolve Our World, and Compassion Hacks to learn how you can make a difference. Follow our unique hashtag across all social media: #EvolveOurWorld
recommended courses
1. MOREcompassion for people & the planet
2. The Power of Authentic Connection
3. Purpose to Prosperity
4. Idea to Action

The Global Goals for 2030
A Multi-trillion Dollar Opportunity

It's one thing to say let's create a better world, and a more challenging undertaking to make it happen. It will take all of us, everywhere to make the necessary changes. We need individuals to take everyday actions and changemakers and entrepreneurs to innovate and implement new products and services that will bring greater harmony with nature and wellbeing to societies. 

With so many challenges, you may wonder how you can make a difference. An ambitious plan underway is the Global Goals to transform our world by 2030. All member countries of the United Nations have signed on and agreed to set the Sustainable Development Goals as priorities. Success requires competent leadership and strategic alignment from global to local levels.

Based on the "Better Business Better World" report produced by the Business and Sustainable Development Commission, the pathway presents a multi-trillion dollar opportunity with a 5-15 year first mover advantage.  There is an abundance of work to be done and new growth to be generated across many areas of interest. The future is ours to create.
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Welcoming Sustainability Changemakers from Around the World

Evolution University is based in Jacksonville, Florida, USA with members from around the world including Algeria, Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, and the United States.
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What people are saying  

This is a great program for entrepreneurs and businesses. Joni is a MBA professor and entrepreneur who can guide you from idea development to proof of concept and business development. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from a top international entrepreneur and consultant on how to take your business or idea to the next level.
Freddie zeringue, president, polar controller
I had no shortage of business ideas. Over the years, I collected dozens of them. Within minutes, with one PDF as my guide, I was able to logically evaluate each of them as an entrepreneur would. Five minutes saved me time, money, frustration. I was able to identify an achievable goal worth pursuing. My cluttered pool of ideas has become crystal clear and I'm truly ready to dive in.
elle obi, activist & educator
I definitely recommend these workshops. The questions are brilliant. They got me moving from emotion to realism. My business was being pulled in so many directions I was getting frustrated. I wanted to work hard but knew my hard work wouldn't produce my desired outcome because it wasn't focused on a specific strategy. After taking the courses I had relieved myself of so much pressure and I felt focused again. Through an outstanding discussion and the sharing of my ideas, I received both validation and constructive feedback.
Matthew burn, coach & financial advisor
I would strongly recommend that anyone in business should sit this Mini MBA irrelevant of how long you've been in business. Created and delivered perfectly.
steve sadler, creator & educator
Thank you for making this opportunity available and in this forum. Incorporating compassion and purpose understanding into a business idea platform is exactly what I need and want for the next chapter of my life.
annie mann
I've received some exciting insights to the increasing world community joining social consciousness with the realities of business and economics.
David S.
Confirmation that I'm on the right path. Allowed me to meet other people that are on the same path as well. To give and share their talents in service for the higher good. Seeds of options.
Rebecca Dale
This class was delightful! I had some surprising insights that were VERY helpful.
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