November 26th 2008 06:02
If you are looking for ways to help your workplace become more sustainable, there is a course available that can equip you to not only make a difference, but to become a leader in sustainability.
The Centre for Sustainability Leadership in Melbourne runs a seven month scholarship-based Future Sustainability Leadership program which includes weekly workshops, innovative sustainability projects and retreats, along with mentorship from some of the most prominent people in the field of sustainability.
CSL executive director Larissa Brown founded the organisation while she was still a university student. Frustrated that everyone could point out sustainability problems but no-one had working solutions, Ms Brown created a course, taught by those in the know, that educates young people on ways to make a difference.
Ms Brown is something of an environmental pocket-rocket herself - she has worked as a research scientist at Australian National University (studying the extinction of Australia's megafauna), helped create and eco-tourism lodge in Costa Rica, and rehabilitated primates and big cats in Bolivia.
As if those things, and setting up a successful sustainability course weren't enough, Ms Brown was named the Australian Young Environmentalist of the Year in 2008, and was listed as one of Melbourne's Top 100 Most Influential People, and one of its top ten environmentalists by theage(melbourne)magazine in 2007. She is also a board member of Environment Victoria, a member of Kevin Rudd's 2020 Summit, and is attending the UN Climate Change Conference in Poland in December.
If you're keen to follow Ms Brown's example and find out more about the Future Sustainability Leadership program, visit the CSL website: www.csl.org.au, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications close on March 30, 2009.
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