Program Plans for Government Leaders
In winter 2013, the Biophilic Institute surveyed city leaders across Georgia to gauge their perceptions and efforts toward sustainability. Nearly every respondent considered sustainability and sustainable development to be at least very important to the future of their city, including half who consider those goals to be extremely important. View the results of the survey here.
Informed by the survey responses, the Institute will implement a “Sustainability for Prosperity” training program for government leaders starting with those at the city and county levels. Included will be both top elected and appointed officials who drive policy-decisions as well as make cities and counties work on a day-to-day basis.
Programs will expose these government leaders to a wide range of possible ways sustainability can help boost economic and community development.
Thought leaders and speakers with practical experience in biophilic development will facilitate program discussions and help those in government learn how to achieve positive impacts in their local communities.
The Institute will build international partnerships to reach leaders of local governments around the globe, both to enrich the discussions it convenes and to help participants recognize that much can be accomplished by working cooperatively beyond immediate boundaries (real and perceived).