By Bruce Karney
Are you concerned about the planet’s environment and ready to translate your concern into action? Acterra’s Be the Change program was created for you! It’s a a ten month long Environmental Leadership training program that offers fascinating seminars, workshops and field trips. My wife Twana and I, as well as former Chamber of Commerce CEO Carol Olson, are graduates of the program.
Aided by a supportive network of advisors, Be the Change trains citizen leaders of all ages to act within the organizations where they work, live, worship and play in order to “green” our world. Be the Change participants include:
- Mid-career individuals who want to transition to green jobs
- Parents who want to green their children’s schools
- Students in environmental study programs who want to take on a leadership role now
- Social entrepreneurs who want to create business solutions to our environmental challenges
The ideal candidate is a person who has an environmental con-sciousness and who is eager to take further steps toward sharing their awareness with others.
Applications are now being ac-cepted for next year’s class, which starts in September and ends in June 2010. Tuition for the year is $1600. Scholarship assistance may be available. For more info, see: www.acterra.org/programs/bethechange or contact Program Director Rebecca Araiz Iverson at 650 922-1787 or firstname.lastname@example.org