Apply Now for Climate Solutions University 2012 Session - Scholarships Available
Model Forest Policy Program
Join a growing network of rural communities taking charge of their own resilience. Build the social capital and capacity you need to make lasting on the ground change. Tap into the latest planning tools to assist your community in adapting to a changing climate.
Apply to the 2012 Climate Solutions University (CSU): Forest and Water Strategies, brought to you by the Model Forest Policy Program. MFPP has a limited number of spaces in the program.
Designed for rural U.S. communities, you'll participate in a step by step process that breaks the challenge of climate planning into manageable pieces. You'll create a locally designed and locally driven plan to adapt to a changing climate, protect its economy, and reduce the impacts from natural disasters.
In the first year, Climate Solutions University's (CSU) online curriculum, webinars, and community calls will guide your stakeholder team through in-depth assessments of the local risks and opportunities related to climate, forest, water, and economic conditions. You'll then analyze and synthesize your findings into a local climate adaptation plan focused on forest and water resource resilience. In year two, you'll receive group and individual support for converting planning into action and change.
Scholarships: Six $10,000 scholarships will be awarded.
Application Deadline: Application deadline is 5 PM PST on Monday, September 19, 2011.
To apply go to: www.mfpp.org
Fill out the red "Apply Now" form. Follow the instructions to download and submit an application.
2010 Climate Solutions Communities have taken impressive steps:
- Moab, Utah is building its first regional watershed plan;
- Sumner County and Cookeville, Tennessee added climate change provisions to its County Comprehensive Plan;
- Bonner County, Idaho protected over 1,000 miles of streams with riparian buffers in its land use codes;
- Keene, New Hampshire improved state forest policy;
This Program has been an amazing and incredibly orchestrated environmental mentorship, like none other I have worked with in thirty years of advocacy. The support and expertise has impressed all in our region and at the state level as well. Your constant support, positive attitude and help are nothing short of amazing. ~ T. Sintros, Sustainability Project, New Hampshire
CSU's curriculum is relevant, intentional and well designed. ~ R. Williams, Rocky Mountain Youth Corps, New Mexico
Participating communities have stronger public and government support and many have increased funding to support their planning.