giovedì 17 novembre 2011

UC Berkeley's Beahrs ELP Prepares Tomorrows World Leaders in Sustainable Envrionmental Planning

For graduates of the Eco-Polis Master, as well as our institutional partners around the world, there is a great opportunity for further education and networking in the global environmental planning community. The application period is now open for the 2012 Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) at the University of California, Berkeley. The program offers a unique learning opportunity for mid-career practitioners and decision-makers to broaden their knowledge and perspectives on environmental and natural resource science, policy, management, and leadership. Through exposure to innovative sustainability approaches and dialogue, ELP participants develop the tools and skills necessary to meet environmental goals that also reduce poverty and social conflict.

Established in August 2000 with seed funding from UC Berkeley alumni Carolyn and Richard Beahrs,  the ELP offers an annual three week summer certificate course at UC Berkeley, and coordinates the Berkeley ELP Alumni Network with nearly 400 members from over 90 countries.  The ELP also supports post-training  conservation and sustainable development collaborative projects with alumni, their organizations and the UC Berkeley community of faculty, staff, and students.

ELP alumni have gone on to win awards, like the prestigious The Goldman Environmental Prize, and become key international players in projects and policies that are impacting environmental restoration and preservation efforts throughout the world. To find out more, visit the website for the program and download the application for the 2012 edition.

Feel free to contact me directly if you are having trouble understanding the program materials or would like me to follow up on some more specific questions about the program.

Gregory Delaune, AICP
Eco-Polis Steering Committee
(+01) 510.229.2970