Center for Environmental Civics offers training in environmental policy, environmental politics, environmental economics, environmental science. We offer seminars, workshops, institutes and other programs customized to meet the needs of our users.
“Being able to have that 30-second speech, in which I could tell them what the bill would do and what the effects of it would be on the community, was great,” he said. “And it was great to be able to tell them that and not get flustered. I could persuade them to do what I wanted them to do.”
“I had a lot of opinions about environmental policies, but I learned how to present my arguments and get them out there and make them convincing to others,” she said. “And I now know I can’t just lobby for a bill and be all idealistic about it. We have to have small goals and know there are more steps we have to go through for each one.
Citizen Empowerment. Not Just Education
For CEC environmental education is about environmental civics, and environmental civics is about citizen empowerment and inspiring citizens to engage in environmental governance.
Our mission is to educate AND activate citizens so they are better equipped to take a place at the environmental decision-making table at any level or form of environmental governance: local, state, national, or corporate.
Enroll now! Download the registration form for the upcoming 2013 Summer Environmental Leadership Academy for High School Students.
There will be two week-long academies; each covering the same material. Amherst College 9am-4pm daily, Monday, July 8th through Friday, July 12th or Smith College in the Campus Center, Monday, July 22nd through Friday July 26th.