Do you know the next great environmental leader?
by Phil Radford
February 3, 2011
Greenpeace is looking for the next generation of leaders in the environmental movement and we think that you just might know one of them.
Every year students join us for an activist training called the Greenpeace Semester. The program combines classroom-style workshops with hands-on field training and travel. Students learn essential grassroots organizing skills, how to plan effective campaigns and the principles and practice of non-violent direct action. It’s an amazing program and the students who complete the course gain the knowledge and experience it takes to protect the planet.
Right now, we’re taking nominations for the summer session. So if you know a student between the ages of 18-24 who would be perfect for this program, or if YOU’D be perfect for the program, let us know by submitting a nomination right now.
We’ll be getting in touch with all the nominees to give them more information about the Greenpeace Semester.
Over 300 students have gone through the program already. These people go on to do all sorts of great things — from leading campaigns on their campuses to working for Greenpeace. Here’s what Alexis Boxer, a summer 2009 graduate currently working with the Sierra Student Coalition in Indiana, had to say about the program:
“The Greenpeace Semester changed my life and got me to where I am today…the Semester prepared me for work with non-profits and really helped me to realize that my passion for the environment and people can be put to use for the greater good and for the long term. I have made some of the best friends of my life and came away with a family and support system unlike any other.“
So if you know someone who fits the bill or whom you think definitely needs more information about the program, then nominate them today.
There’s no shortage of environmental problems facing the world at the moment. We need these young leaders now more than ever.