Are you adventurous and interested in environmental issues? Do you have a sustainability project you have been dreaming of implementing? If your answers are yes, the Rivershed Society of BC (RSBC) invites you to apply for the Sustainable Living Leadership Program (SLLP), an eye-opening 25-day educational journey down the Fraser River.
From July 31st to August 24th, participants in the SLLP will travel by raft, canoe, van and on foot from the Fraser River’s headwaters near Valemount, BC, to Vancouver, 1,400 kilometers away. You travel through ‘off-the-beaten-track ‘parts of BC, accompanied by skilled facilitators and guides who interpret the geography, biology and history of the landscape. You learn from—and get inspired by—RSBC’s extensive network of community leaders you meet as you pass through their communities.
You get to explore and learn about parts of British Columbia most people never get to see—all while developing a formal plan for your sustainability project.
Here is an example of what some of last year’s SLLP participants have done:
Colin O’Neil, from New Westminster, BC, organized the Sustainable Spaces Dialogue on March 21st at the Aboriginal Gathering Place in Douglas College. A three-person panel led the discussion about sustainability and the way society views urban space.
Colin had hoped to attract about 30 people to the event, but instead it was a full house with more than 75 people taking part in the two dialogue sessions.
Christian Krushel, from Coquitlam, BC, gave a presentation at his church about implementing a food composting program, with the goal of spreading the idea to other churches and organizations that host events involving food.
Logan Armstrong, from Toronto, Ontario, produced an amazing video about his experience on the Sustainable Living Leadership Program. You can watch the video on www.rivershed.com
The SLLP, now in its eleventh season, is seeking applicants for the 2014 trip. The Rivershed Society of BC encourages anyone with an interest in sustainability or community development to apply. To qualify, participants must be 19 years of age or older and physically fit. Community volunteer experience is an asset. The application deadline is May 31st.
For more information or to apply visit: www.rivershed.com
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Interviews with SLLP alumni and facilitators, and photos/video of past trips are available.
Rivershed Society of BC