The Economic Literacy Project centres on training and knowledge building that supports the participation of environmental leaders in the development of a smarter and sustainable economy.
We do this through:
Economic Literacy for a Green Economy
Beginning March 1, 2017, the program consists of a series of six modules that will build organizational capacity by increasing the knowledge and understanding of economic concepts and their role in supporting a green economy. The training stream takes a case-based approach to address key economic concepts, their assumptions, key measures and gaps, and their strengths and limitations.
In-Person Training Workshops
The training program consists of a series of six, ½ day training workshops this fall at the Centre for Social Innovation – Spadina in Toronto that will build ENGO capacity by increasing knowledge and understanding of economic concepts and their role in supporting a green economy. This combination of classroom training, information sharing and convening is designed to provide a pulse of capacity building to environmental leaders and affiliated partners and allies. The training stream takes a case-based approach to address key economic concepts, their assumptions, key measures and gaps, and their strengths and limitations.
The next in-person course will be start in the Fall of 2017. If you would like to know the dates of the workshops and register, click on the button below:
Green Economy Perspectives is part of the Economic Literacy Project which offers training and outreach to ENGOs to help Canadians transition toward a green economy. The Economic Literacy Project is supported by a grant from the Ivey Foundation. Past events include: Green Economy Perspectives with Minister Glen Murray, Bruce Lourie on Reinventing Sustainability, Canadian Strategies for a Stronger, Cleaner Economy with Mike Wilson of Sustainable Prosperity, Karen Clarke-Whistler: Shifting The Market, From New Economics to a New System – A Forum with Stewart Wallis and Peter Victor.
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Sustainability Network Environment & Economy
Fellowship Program (SNEEF)
SNEFF will help graduate students from the Faculty for Environmental Studies at York University complete field placements with ENGO alumni of the workshop series described above. The goal is to provide an infusion of environment-economy energy, ideas and temporary assistance into leading ENGOs while providing work experience, professional development and fellowship support for aspiring ecological economists. The program runs through 2018 and we expect to announce the first Fellows by May 2017. Click here to learn more.