The ELP at Berkeley is designed for mid-career development and environmental practitioners who are challenged to solve complex cross-sectoral environmental problems. They come from nonprofit and community-based organizations, applied research and educational institutions, government, international agencies and the business sector.
ELP summer training provides participants with a unique opportunity to interact with UC Berkeley, as well as their global peers, to access new information and tools, share practical experiences and develop the types of leadership skills that translate knowledge into effective action. Participants are continually challenged to meet environmental goals with collaborative solutions that also reduce poverty and social conflict.
Summer course participants:
"The Beahrs ELP course has been an excellent opportunity to connect my experiences with other perspectives and practices from all over the world. After Berkeley, I really believe that the alternative for a more sustainable world is the promotion of a global network of local solutions, deeply linked between them. I also realize that the challenges about energy, food, conservation and biodiversity are not unattainable: I found in all the participants creativity, intelligence and the strength to discover real solutions."
— Miguel Aparicio, Operação Amazônia Nativa, Brazil (Spain)