Professional & Secondary Ed
Professional and Secondary
206C Recitation Hall
Education for Sustainability
June 30th - July 12th, 2013
The Institute recruits participants from North and South America and then engages them in an immersive experience in the Peruvian Andes and the rainforest of the Amazon basin. This year's Institute will focus on Women in Sustainability and will be led by West Chester University professor, Dr. Denise Polk. For additional information, please contact workshop coordinator, Dr. Paul Morgan, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Winden Rowe at the ACEER Foundation, email@example.com.
Challenge & Vision: There are increasingly urgent conservation crises – overfished oceans, melting glaciers, and disappearing rainforests – that challenge all nations to pursue human development agendas that are genuinely sustainable. Despite growing interest in sustainability in North America, even the most successful efforts tend not to go much beyond “reducing unsustainability.” While green consumerism has hit its stride, the underlying conservation crises continue to worsen. One of the major obstacles is the bubble of affluence and media distraction, coupled with disconnection from the sources and consequences of a consumptive, resource intensive culture. What’s needed is a new breed of sustainability leaders who are grounded in the reality of life outside the bubble, who have a planetary perspective, and who have the global connections and cross-cultural skills to catalyze initiatives that aim for sustainability, not just less unsustainability.
The Institute for Emerging Sustainability Leaders recruits participants from North and South America and then engages them in an immersive experience in the Peruvian Andes and the rainforest of the Amazon basin. The ACEER Institute for Emerging Sustainability Leaders provides