Fellows will design and implement innovative community-based conservation projects that work to achieve measurable results. The projects will enhance Fellows’ professional skills and provide opportunities for pursuing creative approaches to conservation with the intention of more effectively engaging individuals and communities in meaningful conservation actions. Fellows are encouraged to build on their current conservation work by discussing their Conservation Action Projects with their employers and integrating the projects into existing work or volunteer commitments when possible.
Community-based conservation projects must focus on one or more of the conservation goals of TogetherGreen, complement national and state Audubon goals, and/or address specific environmental behaviors. Fellows will be expected to evaluate their Conservation Action Projects using evaluation guidelines approved by Audubon.
To learn about past Fellows’ Conservation Action Projects, visit www.togethergreen.org/fellows.
1) HABITAT GOAL: Protect habitat for targeted species and in targeted landscapes
2) WATER GOAL: Protect water resources
3) ENERGY GOAL: Reduce the threat of global warming
To achieve these goals, fellows should strive to engage new and under-represented audiences in conservation action**
**We define under-represented audiences as those who have not traditionally been a part of the conservation movement and who have not had opportunities to connect with nature or take part in conservation actions. Under-represented audiences include (but are not limited to) people of color, low-income families, communities of faith, LGBT groups, land owners, and business leaders