Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Environmental leadership opportunity

Thanks again for your support of the Greenpeace Semester, Greenpeace’s environmental training program - we're excited to report that the spring term is well underway.

For their orientation the group visited Rockaway, NY, an area hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. They joined Greenpeace staff and local groups providing ongoing relief and through this experience connected climate change and the social impacts of severe weather. Now they are back at our headquarters beginning coursework on the theory of social change and participating in a series of workshops.

Looking forward to our summer and fall terms, we are accepting applications now and want to find the next environmental leaders from your campus and community. We are looking for students who want to:

- Learn the practical skills of environmental activism, effective communication, leadership, and strategic campaigning in a supportive environment
- Travel to witness environmental destruction first hand and put new knowledge to use
- Get necessary experience that can give them a foot in the door to a career in environmental or social change

Will you forward this email to your department or program list or to individual students who are a good fit for the Greenpeace Semester? You can also tell us about great students we should contact at usa-semester@greenpeace.org.

EVENT FOR FACULTY AND ADVISORS: Want to know more about the Greenpeace Semester? We invite you to a brief telephone information session for faculty and advising staff about supporting student development through the Greenpeace Semester. Choose between two sessions offered:
o    Tuesday, March 5th 9 am PST (12pm EST)
o    Wednesday, March 6th 9 am PST (12pm EST)
o    Email usa-semester@greenpeace.org to register for either session
The Greenpeace Semester would not be possible without your support. Thank you for all you do.


Eli, Mary, Justin, and Myriam - The Greenpeace Semester Team

P.S. Check out this great new video from the fall trip to Portland, OR - we hope it will inspire you as much as it did us.