Plant it Forward

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)
www.instagram.com/spelmanetf
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
Olanrewaju
Endorser Last Name
Sanusi
Endorser Title
advisor/professor
Endorser Organization
spelman college
Endorser Email
osanusi@spelman.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
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., Coordinated a “request for proposal” (RFP) or similar process., Surveyed people to help define project vision, needs, priorities and/or strategies., Secured placement of the project within the campus or community strategic or master planning documents or processes.
RECRUITING OTHERS
Met with campus faculty or staff and received support for the project.

DO

PROJECT MANAGMENT AND LOGISTICS
Secured use of building space, land, goods or services., Organized materials, goods or services needed for volunteer service. , 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., Encouraged at least one team member to try something new.
Prepared a checklist of items to bring to an event.
Attended events to meet new people who could help with the project or to build reciprocal support around similar aims or researched events for our team to attend to advance the project., Organized a table about the project at an event., Helped organize or set up a networking event., Prepared a checklist of items to bring to an event., Lead a shopping trip to gather items for an event.

COMMUNICATE

Started and maintained a website or blog for the project., Reached out to diverse groups on campus or in the community that had not been previously engaged in the project.
MEASUREMENT, EVALUATION AND REPORTING
Took photos or videos before, during and after project, securing any necessary releases for use.

SUSTAIN

FOSTERING REFLECTION AND CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
Reviewed and revised plans, goals, or policies., Helped develop a plan to broaden and sustain engagement.
CULTIVATING ENERGY AND RENEWAL
Cultivated a mentor or sought advice from others to help manage my personal and professional growth., Participated in a professional association or other support group of individuals who have similar goals, opportunities and challenges., Contributed to the cultivation of meaningful and friendly relationships with one or more team members, e.g., organizing meals together, hikes, birdwatching, or similar opportunities., Designed ways to share, distribute or decentralize responsibility to lighten the load for myself and others.

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Date Added: Jun 17, 2015
Date Last Modified: Jun 17, 2015