A Knowledge Commons at the Environmental Learning Research Centre provides a space for social innovation, engaging the border zones between the academy, public sector and civil society; between the academy, public sector and civil society; between theory and practice; and knowledge, learning and human agency.
In March 2018 Rhodes University (ELRC, NALSU and Community Engagement) were awarded a Research Chair to focus on Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) in a SETA Environment.
The t-learning transformative knowledge network (TKN) is one of three international transformative knowledge networks supported by the International Social Sciences Council within their programme on Transformations to Sustainability.
The Green Skills Project responds to the need for more proactive, concerted and coordinated efforts to analyse, plan for and develop green skills for South Africa, with a focus on the post - schooling system.
Fundisa for Change is a collaborative national programme formed specifically to enhance transformative environmental learning through teacher education.
The Sustainability Commons is a space where ideas and technologies for sustainable development can be tested and explored.
The Tsitsa Project is a novel approach to restoring and managing land and water sustainably in the Tsitsa River Catchment
The ELRC is host to the Eco-Schools Makana node, consisting of between 7 -15 schools from the Makana area.
Schools in the Makana area have engaged in a number of ongoing environmental projects over the years.
The Environmental Education Association of Southern Africa (EEASA) was founded in September 1982 as a result of interaction between educationalists and environmentalists.