CORE REQUIREMENTSYou 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)
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
Endorser Last Name
University of New Orleans
6. 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.
PLANYou’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 potential risks and strategies to address them., Developed short and long-term goals and specific activities to achieve them., Secured placement of the project within the campus or community strategic or master planning documents or processes.
Recruited volunteers to help with the project (beyond the core project team)., Met with campus faculty 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.
PROJECT MANAGMENT AND LOGISTICS
Developed a project management plan with timeline and assigned tasks to team members. , 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., 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., 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., Coordinated leadership or skills training for other students., Incorporated an educational program, flyer, or video into campus orientation for new students, faculty or staff., Encouraged at least one team member to try something new.
Offered or attended a diversity training or spoke up to encourage a diversity of views and perspectives., Integrated questions about participation and support of the proje, Prepared a checklist of items to bring to an event.
Hosted in-person gatherings in support of the project to foster relationships among project participants and other interested individuals., 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., Prepared promotional print or web materials., Helped organize or set up a networking event., Prepared a checklist of items to bring to an event.
MARKETING, COMMUNICATIONS, AND TELLING THE STORY
Prepared a document (e.g. press release, flyer, etc.) that explained the project vision and accomplishments., Hosted a coffee break or in-person gathering to share the project with others., Created posters, banners, illustrations or other visuals for the project.
Took photos or videos at project events, and secured releases for their use.
MEASUREMENT, EVALUATION AND REPORTING
Took photos or videos before, during and after project, securing any necessary releases for use.
CELEBRATING AND RECOGNIZING
Hosted a party with the leaders involved to acknowledge and appreciate effort, success and/or lessons learned.
FOSTERING REFLECTION AND CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
Facilitated reflection on lessons learned with one or more teams., Reviewed and revised plans, goals, or policies., Helped develop a plan to broaden and sustain engagement. , Integrated language or goals related to Ecoleadership into the campus mission statement, master or strategic plan, or formal policies.
CULTIVATING ENERGY AND RENEWAL
Facilitated wellness for myself and others through physical exercise., 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., Arranged for team support and renewal, such as coaching, relaxation sessions, outdoor time., Secured professional support for meeting design and facilitation., Engaged the support of professionals with team building, leadership, communications or structure. , 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.
Date Added: Apr 21, 2023
Date Last Modified: May 10, 2023