Environmental Leadership Program (2012)

Leadership for Environmental Solutions

"As we peer into society's future, we -- you and I, and our government -- must avoid the impulse to live only for today, plundering, for our own ease and convenience, the precious resources of tomorrow. We cannot mortgage the material assets of our grandchildren without risking the loss also of their political and spiritual heritage. We want democracy to survive for all generations to come, not to become the insolvent phantom of tomorrow."

Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961  (Military-Industrial Complex Speech) 

During the fall semester, participants will meet monthly to hear lectures, discuss readings, engage in structured discussions and debates, The fall semester is designed to provide students with the conceptual  grounding necessary to understand environmental policy.

LIVE ...
In the spring semester, students are provided meaningful opportunities to interact with environmental policy leaders.  The spring session includes a Spring Break research visit to Washington D.C. where students will meeting with D.C. insiders, participate in site visits, and conduct original research

LEAD !!!
Working in small research teams, students will complete an original environmental policy research project. Student researchers will present their findings at the spring research symposium


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Schedule Fall 2012

I. Thursday, September 6, 2012 (GETTYSBURG)
Breidenbaugh 215, 5:00 – 7:30 PM

Opening Session: Howard Ernst will meet with students to introduce the theme for the year.  

Competing Values and Environmental Policy Conflict
Professor Ernst will conduct a lecture, followed by a discussion of the value-based judgments that fuel environmental policy conflict.  

II. Thursday, October 4, 2012 (GETTYSBURG)
Breidenbaugh 215, 5:00 – 7:30 PM

The Economics of Environmental Policy
Professor Ernst will lead a lecture and discussion regarding the economic considerations of environmental policy  

III. Thursday, November 1, 2012 (GETTYSBURG)
Breidenbaugh 215, 5:00 – 7:30 PM

Environmental Policy Options
A lecture and discussion moderated by Professor Ernst focusing on environmental policy options

IV. Thursday, November 29, 2012 (D.C.)
EI Office in DC, 4:00 – 7:00 PM

Environmental Policy Case Studies 
A lecture and discussion concerning environmental policy options for the Chesapeake Bay, followed by the presentation of student research proposals.  

Gettysburg College transportation will depart from the Greenhouse at 2:45 pm. 

Tentative Schedule Spring 2013

V. Wednesday, February 6, 2013 (GETTYSBURG)

7:30 – 9:00 PM, Scharf Lecture

A prominent member of the environmental community will deliver the spring Environmental Leadership lecture on Environmental Policy.

VI. Sunday, March 10 – Wednesday, March 13, 2013 (WASHINGTON, D.C.)

Spring Break Environmental Policy Research Trip

Working in small research teams, seminar participants will design a spring break research trip around their specific environmental policy research projects.   

VII. Wednesday, April 17, 2013 (GETTYSBURG)

5:30 – 8:30 PM

Environmental Leadership Student Symposium

Professor Ernst will convene a dinner student symposium featuring the participants’ presentations and a noted guest speaker.