Office of Sustainability Training Program Wins $5,000

Posted: April 22, 2010 at 1:03 am, Last Updated: April 21, 2010 at 4:15 pm

The Office of Sustainability won $5,000 from Brighter Planet to continue its successful Student Training for Environmental Protection (STEP) held for the first time last summer. The win comes after an online campaign and popular vote.

STEP is a summer program designed to train a new generation of youth climate leaders. Set at Mason and organized by students, the program teaches the basic skills of organizing, from communications strategy to organizational development.

Funds for this award come from the Brighter Planet Project Fund, an initiative to support projects in U.S. communities that fight climate change or help people adapt to its consequences. Brighter Planet contributes to the fund whenever a customer purchases or uses one of its products.

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