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Posted in Models, Policies, Seeking, Visions by Ferne Edwards on March 28th, 2008

Please find below an abstract of an article, “Greening by example”, written by Katherine Kizilos in The Age. The article refers to the Centre for Sustainability Leadership,, which is currently advertising for scholarship applications.

Monday, 24 March 2008
Brown’s idea “If we can’t get people in positions of influence to care, why not get people who care to be better equipped to influence?” was the basis for her new career path as founder of the Centre for Sustainability Leadership.
Looked at one way, Larissa Brown’s brilliant career has been possible because she made a chain of rational choices.

It is also an example of what can be achieved when you decide that the work you are called to do is more important than your fears. Brown, 26, is the founder of the Centre for Sustainability Leadership (CSL), which each year offers a free eight-month course to young people who want to forge new ways to work and live on a fragile planet. Brown began this work four years ago in Melbourne and plans to offer a course in Sydney next year. With the United Nations Environment Program as her partner, she is also developing an online course for international students.

The centre came about because of the difficulties Brown faced learning how to implement change herself. “I always knew that I wanted to work to make the world more sustainable but I didn’t know how I was going to do that,” she says.

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