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Institute for Emerging Sustainability Leaders

Education for Sustainability Workshop in Peru

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, pmorgan@wcupa.edu, or Winden Rowe at the ACEER Foundation, winden@aceerfoundation.org.

 

Institute for Emerging Sustainability Leaders

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

  • an experiential learning opportunity designed to ground participants in the reality outside the bubble of affluence and distraction
  • access to in-country leaders working at the grassroots and governmental levels
  • an opportunity to form personal and professional relationships with peers in North and South America
  • a context in which to form a genuinely planetary perspective on the most pressing conservation and sustainability challenges
  • opportunities to strengthen our passion for and interest in the natural world
  • support and encouragement to scale-up participants’ own programs and initiatives
  • follow-up connections and experiences to help participants stay grounded, committed, and to . . . Bring the Amazon home

 

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Join people from across North America for the 3rd Annual Green Schools National Conference: February 22-24 in West Palm Beach, FL.   Learn more about the conference and register here.

 

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