Below you will find our EcoLeaders Project Planning Resource Library with links to a variety of resources to help you throughout the lifecycle of your project. Resources are organized by project phase for convenience.

Just getting started? Use our downloadable EcoLeaders Project Planning Template to walk you through the planning process for your project.
 

  1. 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.

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  2. Do

    Now that you’ve got a solid plan in place, have recruited a team of folks to help and have figured out the financials, it’s time to start taking action! As you move into the “action” phase of your project, it will be important to continue to manage project logistics, to provide education and training for volunteers and to advocate and promote your efforts.

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  3. Communicate

    Doesn’t the saying go: communication is key? As you plan your project and begin implementation, it’s important to incorporate a communication strategy into your project timeline. Communication helps keep people informed of your project activities and impact and can also help gain support for your project from administration or community groups. Communication is also important for keeping your team updated on progress and next steps.

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  4. Sustain

    You have launched a successful project, now what do you do? Take time to celebrate your successes and recognize the people who helped in the process. Reflect on the lessons you learned and how you might improve moving forward. Develop a plan for the future and incorporate strategies to ensure it’s sustainable and has the necessary resources and support to keep it active. Your project may have been a one-time action or event, but could it be more? Meet with your project team and any people or groups that might be interested to explore options to maintain the project.

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