NWF’s EcoLeaders is the first online community of its kind where student leaders can connect with student leaders across the country for support and inspiration. They can also access resources, start projects and track actions and share updates. Those who participate in EcoLeaders earn national recognition for demonstrated leadership skills and positive impact on the environment.
The NWFs Campus Ecology program has been working with colleges and universities for more than 25 years to protect wildlife and habitat through campus sustainability efforts. The EcoLeaders community recognizes and supports students as catalysts for change. The also provide an opportunity to both learn about environmental issues and act on them. To collaborate with leaders and develop sustainability skills.
NWF EcoLeaders was at the recent AASHE conference, which is the world’s largest gathering of gathering of higher education sustainability professionals and students in North America.
Sunday, October 26, they shared stories from student sustainability leaders. At this workshop they addressed best practices and collaboration approaches to realize successful projects.
On Tuesday, October 28th they explored the use of online tools in support of offline action and innovation. The used a number of real world examples and case studies to illustrate how to build support and recruit participants to their programs.
On Tuesday, October 28th in a seminar titled “Years of Living Dangerously,” Hollywood’s brightest stars and today’s most respected journalists explored the issues of climate change and recounted intimate stories of triumph and tragedy. Present at this event were James Cameron, Jerry Weintraub and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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