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Environmental Leadership Course

Organizing Unit:Sadhana Forest

Domain & contents:Reforestation, Water, Soil reclamation, alternative construction, ecological and sustainable living.

Duration:3 years

Intended Audiences :Everybody

Prerequisites:The requirements are as follows: • Having done a previous stay of 3 months minimum; • Having shown a strong sense of initiative and responsibility • Demonstrating a strong interest in the long term vision of SF

Purpose :Empowering people to be able to run a reforestation project and sustainable community.

Approach :Progression of learning along the 3 years 1st year:  Introduction to principles of reforestation and identification of local species, water conservation techniques, sustainable land development, group dynamics, conflict resolution.   2nd year: Facilitating advanced reforest projects which will include site planning, planting schemes, research into methods and forest surveys. Beginning to lead community development, 3rd year: The ability to design, develop and manage new projects. The student will take the entire responsibility to conduct a significant project and implement it with all its facets.

Team :Aviram Rozin is the course creator and primary teacher, sharing his practical knowledge, gained through 6 years of extensive water conservation and reforestation work. In this program, he will be assisted by worldwide experts from the aforementioned fields. Yorit Rozin is the reference teacher for health and wellness, specialized in alternative healing practices. She acts as a personal mentor to the students.

The Three-year Environmental Leadership Course:

The Environmental Leadership Course was launched in 2009 to offer a unique blend of theoretical knowledge and practical experience. We consider both of these elements to be an essential part of the educational process, it being a means for participants to understand the true work and high level commitment needed to run a successful reforestation project and sustainable community.

Goal and objectives:

The goal of the course is to provide a large understanding to all aspects of sustainability. Moreover, at the end of the 3 years, participants should be able to act independently and to teach this knowledge to others. To do this, they should be able to demonstrate capacities in leadership, improved communication, fund raising, conflict resolution , time and group management, site planning and land evaluation, social networking, construction and infrastructure planning.

Course curriculum

Below is the list of the main themes studied throughout the course:

  • Habitation & Alternative construction (methods, materials, and designs)
  • Water Conservation  
  • Renewable Energy
  • Ecologically friendly Food
  • Waste recycling and composting     
  • Pollution reduction               
  • Natural Farming
  • Natural Building

There is no starting date since this course works on an individual basis.