Planetary Health Campus Ambassador program applications due 31 Dec

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Last call! Applications for the 2020 Campus Ambassador program are due for interested students. During this year-long leadership opportunity (Jan-Dec 2020), campus ambassadors will lead 1-3 outreach activities per semester (depending on the size and complexity of the event) and engage in regular mentorship with preeminent leaders in planetary health.

Interested students please apply here by December 31, 2019

View the January-December 2019 cohort

 

What is the Planetary Health Campus Ambassador Program? 

The Planetary Health Campus Ambassador Program is a year-long (January-December), competitively-awarded leadership opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students committed to educating their campus community about planetary health. Ambassadors may hail from universities with an active planetary health community or be based at universities where students and faculty have minimal knowledge of the field. As a Planetary Health Campus Ambassador, students will be asked to organize 1-3 outreach activities per semester, depending on the size and complexity of the activity/event. 

What are the benefits of being a Planetary Health Campus Ambassador? 

Students will have the opportunity to be recognized as “champions” of planetary health in their communities, while also developing and building their leadership and organizational skills. They will become part of a broader network of planetary health ambassadors, made up of individuals from a variety of academic interests, ages, and nationalities. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to regularly connect with the other ambassadors in their cohort to forge an international community of like-minded, next-generation leaders.

Students will have the option to be paired with a mentor in the planetary health field to assist in their career development. Mentors and ambassadors will be paired based on interests and/or location, and both parties will aim to meet in-person or virtually 2-3 times per semester. 

 

Ambassadors will:

  • - Organize 1-3 activities on campus, depending on scale

    - Check-in with the PHA at a minimum of once per month

  • - Check-in with your mentor 2-3 times per semester 

  • - Check-in with your fellow campus ambassadors frequently as desired

     

While there are a wide range of events students could organize, some examples that have been successful include:  Planetary health movie screenings, invite planetary health experts for a panel discussion, host an interactive workshop, work with existing environmental/sustainability groups on campus to implement planetary health solutions, design educational campaigns around campus


 

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