Share the Harvest

CORE REQUIREMENTS

You need a total of 30 points, 5 core requirements and 25 electives (1 point for each action checked). 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/forms/item/57/570
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. Sought a basic understanding of sustainability and biodiversity by reading one of the following resources (listed below and linked in the resource box on the right) and providing your top three reflections in the box below.
Reflections on sustainability and biodiversity readings
The Earth Charter 1. I would be interested in gaining a better understanding of how the Earth Charter Initiative involved tribes and indigenous communities. As a citizen of a “developed” nation that speaks the prestige language and has benefited from white privilege, I believe it is essential to not only create space for, but also recognize the inherent value that marginalized, underrepresented, indigenous, and minority voices carry. 2. Given the xenophobic turn discourse has taken in this country, I would like to learn more about the opportunities available to move the Earth Charter forward on a local, state, and regional level. Perhaps universities and community colleges could serve as the starting point, especially in areas of the country where economic vitality is perceived to be inextricably linked to fossil fuel extraction. 3. I enjoyed reading about the idea of “common destiny.” It seems that our society has fractured and the focus has shifted from unity to individualism.

PLAN

VISIONING, PLANNING OR RESEARCH
Identified a need and invented a project to address it., Clarified project outcomes and measures of success., Developed short and long-term goals and specific activities to achieve them., Investigated similar projects, Facilitated a team of people to define a vision for the project (or coordinated a planning charrette).
RECRUITING OTHERS
Recruited one or more other individuals for the core project team., Recruited volunteers to help with the project (beyond the core project team)., Met with organizational superiors or staff and received support for the project., Recruited representatives from one or more departments or organizations as advisors, board members, or in other leadership capacities.
BUDGETING AND FUNDRAISING
Developed a budget for the project (expenses regarding materials, promotions, etc.), Managed donations that came in for the project.

DO

PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND LOGISTICS
Secured use of building space, land, goods or services., Organized materials, goods or services needed for volunteer service. , Kept a team up-to-date regularly over the course of the project., Created a back-up plan in case the project faced challenges., Worked with the team to prioritize ideas for the project., Lead effective meetings with a pre-stated agenda and notes after.
EDUCATION, TRAINING OR OTHER SUPPORT
Educated myself through reading, participating in a leadership or skills training and/or earning a related credential.
Prepared a checklist of items to bring to an event.
PROJECT ADVOCACY AND NETWORKING
Wrote a letter to or met with political representatives related to the project., Attended events to meet new people who could help with the project or to build reciprocal support around similar aims or research events for our team to attend to advance the project., Prepared promotional print or web materials., Organized a table about the project at an event.
TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE
Learned a new technology to help with the project.

COMMUNICATE

MARKETING, COMMUNICATIONS, AND TELLING THE STORY
Reached out to diverse groups in the community that had not been previously engaged in the project., Created posters, banners, illustrations or other visuals for the project., Started and maintained a social media account for the project.
MEASUREMENT, EVALUATION AND REPORTING
Designed or conducted a formative, summative, goals-based or goals-free evaluation of the project., Took photos or videos before, during and after project, securing any necessary releases for use.

SUSTAIN

CELEBRATING AND RECOGNIZING
Awarded certificates, trophies, web banners or other form of recognition. , Applied for an award or other recognition for the project awarded by a third-party that is not employed by the campus (e.g., this can include the NWF application for EcoLeader project recognition or other local or international awards).
FOSTERING REFLECTION AND CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
Facilitated reflection on lessons learned with one or more teams., Reviewed and revised plans, goals, or policies.
CULTIVATING ENERGY AND RENEWAL
Participated in a professional association or other support group of individuals who have similar goals, opportunities and challenges.
Other: Add up to three other actions that you think are important:
Publicly thanked and recognized vendors that donated fresh produce and locally-prepared food items to Share the Harvest

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Megan Taylor
Megan Taylor
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Date Added: Jan 22, 2018
Date Last Modified: Jan 23, 2018