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Become a UPG Sustainability Leader (UPG Sustainability Leadership Program) [Online Program]

Applications close: 30th November


UPG Sustainability Leadership mobilises people and organisations to support positive citizen leadership on sustainability. We bring together people who are committed to impact by taking positive actions.

Every individual and organisation can play a positive role.

UPG Sustainability Leadership is FREE for young people thanks to the wonderful support of our Partners who believe in positive citizen leadership on sustainability.

UPG Sustainability Leadership is about positive citizen leadership on sustainability. It is a movement that encourages and enables citizens at all levels to take positive action. A movement inspired by the UPG’s commitment to do what we can with what we have, rather than wait for someone else to act. It is accurate to think of UPG Sustainability Leadership as a state of mind.

What they are looking for:

They are building a diverse group of people who want to take positive action that helps the world tackle our sustainability challenge. UPG agrees that sustainability includes BOTH the usual "green" issues such as planting trees, recycling waste, managing energy, protecting the oceans AND it also includes other issues that have been central to our societies for a long time such as: education, health, jobs, gender equality, sustainable consumption, sustainable production and more.

Diversity among UPG Sustainability Leaders

UPG Sustainability Leaders include: - people who are passionate in a specific area (e.g. jobs or education or oceans), there is no need to be passionate in all areas. - people who have already taken action related to sustainability AND people who have NEVER taken action - people from all world regions - people aged 18 to 35 - people of different levels of education - people who have a strong motivation to be UPG Sustainability Leaders - people who are willing and able to take action on sustainability - people who believe in UPG’s mission to empower people to make the world a better place through positive action. Finally this diversity means that everyone stands a chance when we make the selection of the final UPG Sustainability Leaders.

Evaluation Guidance:

The evaluation of the application is done by reviewing the following four sections of your application: A. Profile - who are you? This helps us to strive for diversity. B. Motivation - why do you want to be a UPG Sustainability Leader? C. Capability - how capable are you to do what you want to do? D. Potential of Impact - what is the potential of your early ideas?



" Lighting the candle of others won’t blow yours out " - Al