Implementing a Rainwater Harvesting System at St. Edward's University for Athletic Field Irrigation

CORE REQUIREMENTS

You must complete ALL 6 core requirements and earn a minimum of 25 elective points - at least 2 points from each of the four main leadership categories (Plan, Do, Communicate, Sustain). We recognize that this list might be overwhelming, but once you start reading through, we are sure you will see that you have already been doing a lot of this work!

EcoLeader Project URL (project must be hosted in NWF EcoLeader community to be eligible for certification)
http://www.nwfecoleaders.org/projects/home/48
Core Requirements
1. Developed an EcoLeader profile, including my personal EcoMission., 2. Contributed to a project in one or more of the following ways: created or added to the EcoLeader project profile, project updates pages, and/or the application for certified project status. Project name and URL are listed below. (All projects must be hosted on EcoLeaders site to be eligible for certification), 3. Informed myself of leadership models and principals in one or more of the following ways: Read articles on leadership, participated in an NWF EcoLeaders webinar series, and/or participated in equivalent program offered by other organizations., 4. Encouraged the wider EcoLeaders community by contributing an idea, question, comment, article, video or photo in the community related to my or others’ projects, or to relevant leadership topics., 5. Secured one or more endorsers for my EcoLeader Recognition application who are willing to support my career and civic endeavors and to serve as references as I apply for career or continuing education opportunities.
Endorser First Name
Michael
Endorser Last Name
Wasserman
Endorser Title
Assistant Professor in Environmental Science and Policy
Endorser Organization
St. Edward's University
Endorser Email
mikewa@stedwards.edu

PLAN

You’ve identified what you’re passionate about and declared your EcoMission, and you’re ready to take action to bring about positive change on your campus or in your community, good for you! Now it’s time to map out a plan that will help you stay on track and be prepared to succeed. Taking the time to create a well thought-out plan will help your project run as smoothly as possible.

VISIONING, PLANNING, OR RESEARCH
Identified a need and invented a project to address it., Clarified project outcomes and measures of success., Designed or tested strategies and tactics (including various technologies, vendors, or costs)., Developed short and long-term goals and specific activities to achieve them., Investigated similar projects, Coordinated a “request for proposal” (RFP) or similar process., Facilitated a team of people to define a vision for the project (or coordinated a planning charrette)., Secured placement of the project within the campus or community strategic or master planning documents or processes.
RECRUITING OTHERS
Recruited one or more other individuals for the core project team., Met with campus faculty or staff and received support for the project.
BUDGETING AND FUNDRAISING
Developed a budget for the project (expenses regarding materials, promotions, etc.), Met with alumni or other prospective donors to discuss the project and fundraising needs.

DO

PROJECT MANAGMENT AND LOGISTICS
Developed a project management plan with timeline and assigned tasks to team members. , Kept a team up-to-date regularly over the course of the project., Documented and maintained a calendar for the project or managed scheduling for key meetings., Created a back-up plan in case the project faced challenges., Worked with the team to prioritize ideas for the project.
EDUCATION, TRAINING OR OTHER SUPPORT
Educated myself through reading, participating in a leadership or skills training and/or earning a related credential.
Facilitated a situation that required conflict management skills., Integrated questions about participation and support of the proje
PROJECT ADVOCACY AND NETWORKING
Met with the campus or student body president about policy development and/or revisions in support of the project., Developed an advocacy campaign in support of the project (email blasts, postering, educational gatherings, etc.)
Hosted in-person gatherings in support of the project to foster relationships among project participants and other interested individuals.
TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE
Learned a new technology to help with the project., Gathered scientific data on a regular basis for the project.

COMMUNICATE

MARKETING, COMMUNICATIONS, AND TELLING THE STORY
Prepared a document (e.g. press release, flyer, etc.) that explained the project vision and accomplishments., Wrote and placed an article on the project in an on-line or print publication (on campus or beyond).
Lined up influential people to speak about the project (i.e., campus or community leaders, celebrities, or other influentials), Reached out to diverse groups on campus or in the community that had not been previously engaged in the project.
MEASUREMENT, EVALUATION AND REPORTING
Designed or conducted a formative, summative, goals-based or goals-free evaluation of the project., Engaged faculty or students in statistics or related disciplines to help design and implement evaluation., Developed a summary report on goals, findings or impacts., Developed a project report including goals, progress, challenges, lessons learned or next steps.

SUSTAIN

CULTIVATING ENERGY AND RENEWAL
Cultivated a mentor or sought advice from others to help manage my personal and professional growth., Secured professional support for meeting design and facilitation.

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Date Added: Apr 23, 2015
Date Last Modified: May 3, 2017