Scot MacDonald
LOOKING FOR GREEN LEADERS ON THE CENTRAL COAST
14th Apr 2018

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Scot MacDonald MLC is encouraging potential leaders in the Central Coast region with a passion and commitment for sustainability to join a Sustainability Leadership Development Program being funded by the Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH).

Mr MacDonald said the program will provide participants with the skills necessary to participate in and/or lead local projects that contribute towards achieving net-zero emissions in NSW by 2050. 

“This is an exciting 6-month program for up to 20 emerging leaders who would like to contribute to transitioning the Central Coast region to a low-emission economy and will run from May to October,” Mr MacDonald said.

“Participants must be living in the Central Coast area, involved in either government, a business, a social enterprise, a community organisation or a non-government organisation and be interested or currently engaged in carbon emission-reduction projects, such as resource efficiency, energy affordability and renewable energy industries.

“The program is looking for a diverse range of participants between 18-80 years of age to apply.

“Participants will develop a range of business skills from creative problem-solving to finding alternative economic models such as social enterprise and crowdsourcing and how to collaborate and build capacity as a way of contributing to achieving net-zero emissions in NSW by 2050.”

The Centre for Sustainability Leadership will deliver the program and interested people should visit  www.csl.org.au/sld for more information. 

The program’s full value is worth $4,200 per participant. The participants are expected to pay a contribution depending on their occupation. 

An information evening will also be held on the 3rd May and the closing date for applications is 6th May 2018.