Climate + Energy Project to Offer Environmental Education and Leadership Training

7 months ago | Apr 17, 2018
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Climate + Energy Project to Offer Environmental Education and Leadership Training for Organizations and Community Leaders Across Kansas

Project Will Develop and Support Network of Environmental Leaders in Partnership with the Kansas Leadership Center and Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education


HUTCHINSON, KS - The Climate + Energy Project has partnered with the Kansas Leadership Center (KLC) and Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education (KACEE) to provide leadership development and environmental education training. Kansas Environmental Leadership plans to convene 40 organizational and community leaders across Kansas for a comprehensive, three-day Leadership Development training facilitated by KLC and KACEE. The training will be held July 16-18, 2018, at Kansas Leadership Center in Wichita. 

Awarded by the Environmental Protection Agency, the Kansas Environmental Leadership project aims to develop and support a network of environmental leaders in Kansas, build capacity for adult-focused environmental education in the state, and create a shared set of educational materials about relevant environmental topics. Funding will cover the costs of participants' training and a stipend for related expenses. The ultimate goal of the project is to increase capacity of environmental organizations across Kansas to develop, deliver, and sustain environmental education in organizational communications. 

"We're excited to partner with KLC and KACEE on this project," says Rachel Myslivy, Assistant Director at Climate + Energy Project. "Non-profits and other entities doing this critical work often lack resources to engage in leadership development, let alone do so in a way that fosters the critical thinking and problem solving required to move beyond current communication models and sustain environmental education in the long-term."

Climate + Energy Project is currently accepting applications for the program; those interested in participating can click here for more information about the program and here for an application. For any questions, please email KEL@climateandenergy.org

About Climate + Energy Project

Established in 2007, the Climate + Energy Project seeks to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions in America's Heartland through the ambitious deployment of energy efficiency and renewable energy, in policy and practice. Connect with CEP on Facebook and Twitter.

CEP has received national recognition for a common-sense approach to climate change. Building relationships is fundamental as we create a culture of energy literacy across the Heartland. Our reputation as a group that works with good people regardless of party affiliation enables us to quickly adapt and address pressing energy concerns.
 
About Kansas Leadership Center (KLC)

The Kansas Leadership Center is a nonprofit organization committed to fostering leadership for stronger, healthier and more prosperous Kansas communities. Since its founding in 2007, the center has trained more than 7,500 people from across Kansas and the United States, and from around the world. Learn more at www.kansasleadershipcenter.org.

About the Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education (KACEE) 

One of the first and largest conservation and environmental education organizations in the nation, KACEE is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization established in 1969 with the mission to accelerate environmental literacy and conservation in Kansas through non-biased, science-based environmental education. 

KACEE's diverse statewide partnerships network includes more than 700 organizations, businesses, agencies and schools and 350 individuals. KACEE also coordinates the Kansas Green School network, working with over 450 schools and 19 school districts from across the state in engaging students to lead the way in creating greener and healthier schools. Learn more at www.kacee.org.