UPG Sustainability Leadership is being built by citizens, UPG Champions. UPG believes that sustainability includes BOTH the usual "green" issues such as planting trees, recycling waste, managing energy, protecting the oceans AND that it also includes other issues that have been central to our societies for a long time such as: education, health, jobs, gender equality, sustainable consumption, sustainable production and more. For those who are familiar with it, UPG uses the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a guide.
This initiative is currently comprised of several activities which appear below and which are described further below.
Please explore and join any part of the initiative that you can contribute to.
The flagship activity is UPG Sustainability Leaders program. This program begins with 60 people from around the world trained as Sustainability Leaders. Flights, accommodation and the training costs are covered; please read more in the section below. These 60 Leaders commit to two things within the communities that they inhabit:
UPG Sustainability Leaders are trained in partnership with the Hurricane Island Center for Science and Leadership. Each training takes place on Hurricane Island (in the USA) and the flight, accommodation and the training costs are covered - Sustainability Leaders do not have to pay for this. The trainings are done for three separate groups or cohorts in June, August and September.
UPG Sustainability Leaders spend 5 days learning and preparing for their mandate. The syllabus includes training in project management, stakeholder engagement, communication, digital communications and much more. Sustainability Leaders also explore how sustainability is related to economics, politics, law, culture, technology and more.
The goal of this training is to increase the capacity of Sustainability Leaders to lead at least one project of their own choosing in their community. In addition, upon the conclusion of these trainings, Sustainability Leaders conduct a secondary wave of mini-training sessions within their communities; contributing to a ground swell of informed citizens taking positive action and demonstrating sustainability leadership.
You demonstrate a strong motivation to become UPG Sustainability Leader
combined with strong capabilites and you also have initial ideas that can have impact.
Your age is minimum 18 years or maximum 35 years by 1st October 2019.
please do not worry, this is only one activity in the UPG Sustainability Leadership initiative and there are other activities that you can participate in. And there are also other ways to be part of the success of Sustainability Leaders.
Please see the following key dates:
There are several ways to be part of UPG Sustainability Leadership. At any time there are activities that you can either participate in directly or that you can help to ensure that the activity has more impact. Please select "Participate/Connect" below and let us have more impact together. Thank you.
Supporters and UPG Champions who all make this possible.
Please contact us if you would like to collaborate with us in any way.