This publication summarizes the 10 most essential concepts that dispells the false assumption than humans are in any way separate from nature. This article forms part of UNESCO's Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems under the Sustainable Education vo
This is an extensive compilation of climate change effects and adaptation approaches specific to the marine and coastal ecosystems of the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative (NPLCC) geography.
ELP Webinar presented in January 2011 on project management.
This half-day, national conference workshop for higher education sustainability officers covered: identifying personal strengths, mapping professional resources, and use of tools like ELP's Personal Leadership Plan to advance campus sustainability.
To help ensure resource managers and conservationists will be able to protect and preserve cherished places and wildlife in an era of climate change, we identified climate change-related challenges, needs, and opportunities for conservation.
In the summer of 2000 variable milfoil was discovered in the Squam Lakes in central New Hampshire. Since that time, the Squam Lakes Association has applied numerous techniques to manage the areas of infestation and prevent new infestations...
Boston's Green Roofs: The Benefits of Farming and Gardening Up in the Sky with ELP Senior Fellow, Casey Townsend.
A well-functioning strategic organization is not a random assortment of independent parts but is a system of interdependent elements. The degree to which these elements are aligned determines effectiveness...
ELP Webinar on Personal Branding.
TEDx talk about transforming the way we treat our environment - and each other.
Training Future Leaders with Tomorrow’s Technology shall train approximately 72 high school students in the fundamentals of leadership thereby starting the students on a path to emerge as community leaders.
Research on global systems suggests that coastal communities and regions are becoming increasingly vulnerable to sea level rise (SLR) and climate change.
Nationwide, all types of organizations are implementing measures to further their own sustainability - yet without strong local government leadership with an eye to sustainability, the organizations will be limited in their success...
Created by ELP SERN Senior Fellow Jeff Barrie, the Kilowatt Ours organization has delivered more than 24 one-off workshops with average energy savings approaching 10% sustained for months following the workshops
The goal of Ouroborus is to cultivate strategic methods of implementing industrial ecology in New York City by engaging its policymakers and community leaders.
ZomBeads: Mardi Gras Made in New Orleans is a new green company incubated at the Louisiana Bucket Brigade, a nonprofit organization directed by ELP Senior Fellow Anne Rolfes.
Developing Environmental Professionals of Color (EPOC) Networks in Washington, D.C. and New York City
This report is an extensive compilation of climate change effects and adaptation approaches specific to the terrestrial ecosystems of the North Pacific Landscape Conservation Cooperative (NPLCC) geography.
In this brief narrated slideshow, I take a few minutes to explain how the team I work with at FAW helps communities better address animal management issues.
Concept paper on ways to increase access by grassroots environmental organizations to legal resources.
Financial institutions require the completion of environmental due diligence of a commercial real estate collateralized lending transaction for many reasons.
A fact sheet that outlines the benefits of choosing locally grown foods...
I was interviewed about subsistence fishing on the Anacostia River in Washington, DC - home watershed of the US Capitol.
This documentary explores the startling fact that more than 17,000 people eat fish from the polluted Anacostia River annually.
Beyond Storms and Droughts: The Psychological Impacts of Climate Change chronicles the likely psychological impacts of climate change, from stress, anxiety and depression, to loss of community identity, to increases in violence and aggression.
Senior Fellow Alberto Rodriquez highlights his work for the Duwamish River.
Resume Makeovers: You, Only Better!
Your mission: tell your life story. You have six seconds.
That’s the average amount of time recruiters spend studying a resume, according to a study by TheLadders in 2012
The Personal Leadership Canvas is a tool designed to increase your leadership capacity. Caleb and his team believe that leadership is a practice accessible to all. The Canvas helps you develop a deep understanding of your effective leadership.
We all have one – our own signature brand. Whether or not you are actively thinking about the impression you make on others, the things that you do form a specific idea of yourself in peoples minds - both in person and in the digital sphere.
Participants will discover how DIY environmental sensing technologies and grassroots research protocols can help them get a better handle on their day-to-day work at their own urban farms and gardens.
The reclamation of historic sites and the effort to build a regional trail network has become a large part of the renaissance of the Philadelphia region. In this webinar, the creation and development of Cynwyd Heritage Trail is used as a case study.
This training is a refresher on how to create strategic communications plans that demystify the process of talking with press and ensure that people create messages that win.
A series of videos in which I speak about my interests in food justice.
A transformative art, food justice project for Detroit Future Media. Produced/Edited by S Bernardo.
Poet, Oral Historian and Author, Emily Lawsin talks about her experiences around food in Detroit
A short presentation on oral history work being done in Detroit in regards to social justice and movement building.
Food and Healthy, Vibrant Communities
presented by Shane Bernardo
OneNote is a versatile ‘digital notebook’ - a handy means to store and organize information for when we need it.
Come explore a rigorous planning method that will allow you to focus your time, plan it more realistically, and execute around priorities.
This paper examines whether the Compact Clause or Section 102(c) of the Clean Air Act present obstacles to multi-state cooperative strategies for compliance with the Clean Power Plan's regulation of carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants
Explore the fundamentals of project management as conceived by (highly effective) teams at The Nature Conservancy. These tools will help you in the preparation and successful execution of projects at work - and outside work.
A Theory of Change is
“theory”, or story, of
how it will make change
in the world. A theory
explains the group’s
beliefs about how
change will unfold.
Senior Fellow Brooks Winner (NERN '14) is featured in this short documentary which highlights island communities in Maine that are leading the way to a sustainable energy future with their own local energy efficiency initatives.
The interactive workshop "The Power of Words in Your Work: Writing Your Land Trust’s Success Story" was presented at the 2012 PA Land Conservation Conference by Krista Gromalski and Sandy Long of Heron's Eye Communications.
Duke Farms and KidsOutdoors partner in our 2nd annual school year program in collaboration with Barack Obama Green Charter Highschool of Plainfield New Jersey..
Breaking the Green Ceiling Report
An opinionated piece by ELP Program Manager, Michael Gagné, about saving/savoring the world, racial justice, Black Lives Matter, and more. Fundamentally, an invitation to further conversation about some of the most important questions of our time.
In an effort to increase the participation of women, transgender and gender non-conforming workers in the construction trades, HELM Construction Solutions has created “Breaking Down Gender Bias: A Toolkit for Construction Business Owners”.
An inspiring example of innovation and community engagement - all with an eye to increasing water quality. The rain garden at Rath’s is uniquely adapted to the regions limestone geology - making it the first and only rain garden of its kind.
Collaborative systems thinking is an empowerment tool. It embodies authentic inclusiveness: when done right, it places problem-definition and solution-finding directly in the hands of members of affected communities.
This project is a celebration of the varied and beautiful stories of women and their dog teams - told in their own words.
An inspiring project to involve a wide range of volunteers in studying, understanding, and protecting the New Jersey Pine Barrens.
In 2016 ELP Fellow Erica Bloom participated in an agro-ecology tour in Cuba. In this webinar, Erica shares what she learned about Cuba's organic agriculture movement and how changing U.S. and Cuba relations are affecting agricultural practices.
This article proposes a framework
for evaluating energy justice and examines some of
the questions that state legislatures and ratemaking agencies
will face when integrating energy justice considerations
into regulation of electricity markets.
This piece discusses the need to align evolving electric vehicle policies with climate change mitigation and adaptation goals.
Two community raingarden projects and an article about my work area
Mabari shares FIVE KEYS that he has found effective in supporting opportunity youth in his community that addresses recidivism, leadership, mentoring, team building, and capacity building.
Bring up Mabari Byrd’s impressive work in Philadelphia’s communities and environmental organizations, and he will insist on spreading the credit around.
This short video by the MA Office of Technical Assistance (OTA) describes why chemical safety must be incorporated into climate change resiliency planning in order to reduce risk of industrial accidents.
This one-hour webinar provides an overview of Passive House principles and how they relate to multifamily buildings.
Interpersonal relationships are a cross cultural journey for everyone. At times this can be very challenging and stressful especially when we are having growing pains in the work place. We are all on the path of self discovery and learning.
Interested in learning about the 2020 Great Lakes Regional Fellowship? This webinar will walk you through the entire application process, the curriculum and the things to expect after you graduate into the Senior Fellow Network.
I was honored at Georgia State's Commencement Ceremony for my work in the community. Really proud moment for me that I wanted to share with you all.
Successful leaders don't lose passion after success or confidence after setbacks. They use success and failure as teachers - and turn them into sources of focus and energy...