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The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and Project Learning Tree (PLT) will host their first-ever joint annual conference from June 14-16, in Madison, Wisconsin. With a theme of Collaborating for Communities and Forests, the event will be a week filled with learning and opportunities to discuss the most-pressing issues and challenges facing the people and the planet, including how sustainable forest management and environmental education provide effective solutions. Conference participants will come away from the event with: Best practices on climate-smart…
Green mentor Jasmine Chou and mentee Kaitlyn Adam are busily pursuing their passion for environmental education. So busy in fact that fitting in time to build a mentoring relationship might have seemed like a stretch. “Before this, I was a mentee to Kathy Abusow [President and CEO of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative and PLT Canada]. She is an extremely busy person with a million things to do. But when you realize even someone like her is still managing to make…
By celebrating Earth Day, you’re part of a community of over 1 billion people who take part in this holiday every year. Earth Day is about raising awareness about the importance of protecting our planet and taking action. Here’s a quick (3-minute) introduction to how Earth Day started and the impact it’s had: Earth Day 2022 Earth Day will be held April 22, 2022 and the theme is Invest In Our Planet—because a green future is a prosperous future.…
Over 100 mentorship participants from around the world joined the PLT Canada/World Forestry Congress (WFC) Green Mentor program kickoff on Jan. 11, 2022. PLT Canada’s first global Green Mentor program has been in development with the WFC since the summer of 2021. This cohort is an opportunity for young adults to connect with experienced forest and conservation professionals from around the world and grow their networks and knowledge of the sector. Out of over 500 applicants, 102 participants from…
On Oct. 13, 2021, PLT Canada launched the October 2021 National Cohort of their Green Mentor Program. The six-month mentorship program supports 51 mentor-mentee pairs, and includes mentors from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative’s (SFI) network and mentees interested in breaking into the forest and conservation sector. At the kickoff webinar, a past green mentee, Kianna Bear-Hetherington, shared her experience in the program and gave advice to the new mentees. Why is mentorship important? Mentorship is an important way to…
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