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Savory Institute Hub Fellows The Global Sustainability and Integrated and Public Land Management program at Western Colorado University are partnering with the Savory Institute to create a Master in Environmental Management fellowship that integrates regenerative holistic management and systems thinking to support Savory Hubs throughout the world. There are now nearly 50 global Savory hubs with another 50 slated to join in the next 7 years. Hubs offer accredited workshops and courses in holistic management; biological, social and financial monitoring services; and consulting to land managers, governments, and organizations. Savory Global and the Savory Network have recently developed the Land to Market and Ecological Outcome Verification program to reward regenerative food producers with exclusive markets in the food and fashion industries. MEM Fellows will apprentice their first year with the Savory Global Network or with an individual hub giving 5 hours a week toward their internship. If selected to receive a second-year fellowship, fellows will develop their 600+ hour project with the Savory Institute or the individual Savory Hub. Savory Global Hub Fellows will receive a $2,000 fellowship to be applied to their first fall and spring tuition, access to the exclusive online collaboration platform, and free tuition to attend three Savory Institute courses or trainings. Fellows that develop their second year project in conjunction with the Savory Global Hub Network are eligible for a second year award and encouraged to apply to the John and Margie Haley fund for project support. Coldharbour Institute, a close affiliate of Western's MEM, is the Colorado Savory Hub. Please mention your interest in this competitive fellowship in your application materials.
Coldharbour Institute Fellowship Proposal Invitation Coldharbour Institute is excited to invite you to submit proposals for the Clark Fellowship, a total of $10,000 ($1,000 for your first year and $9,000 your second). Accepting the fellowship will require that you build your project within the Coldharbour arena in one of the areas listed below. It also means that you are part of the Coldharbour team and are responsible for joining weekly team meetings, events, volunteer days, etc. We invite you to learn as much as possible about Coldharbour and know that there are many resources available to you. We will be assessing your resourcefulness, your innovation, your passion, your perseverance and your intelligence. We are looking for those with an entrepreneurial bent, able to work on their own, within a group, and build partnerships with the community. We are looking for those who can lead as well as follow, those who can care for others and for themselves, those with intuition, innovation and initiative. We are looking for professional, responsible adults. We are looking for great team members. Research Coldharbour’s mission, vision, and pedagogy and understand what they mean within your context. We encourage you to think about how they apply to you and what you want to do with Coldharbour. If you are in need of more information, arrange to come talk to us. BUT - before you come, know our website and strategic plan (on the website) thoroughly. Read this Invitation carefully and have done your homework. Do as much research as you can. The areas in which we have potential projects are as follows, however, high priority will be given to the first four project outlines below:
SEED - Coldharbour's Youth Development program, SEED (Sustainability Education, Equity, Diversity) was originally developed by a MEM student. It is, perhaps, our most important program and certainly the most fun. We seek successors who are able to engage strongly with peoples of various communities. SEED exposes students from diverse communities to projects and careers in sustainability and social justice. It works with teachers, counselors and mentors to provide post-secondary application, financial aid and mentorship assistance. It helps advance sustainability and community development efforts in the Gunnison Valley. It further ensures college completion and career skill development through the Ambassador program. Finally, it provides robust summer programming for students and families at the Coldharbour Ranch. Know about different factions of the Gunnison Community, especially the historically disadvantaged.
Development Coordinator – be instrumental in developing Coldharbour’s financial health by learning grant finding, writing, managing, etc. You will be afforded training from many different angles, including classes, workshops, hands on experience, etc. A major portion of this will also include our Capital Campaign.
Applied Sustainability Programming – Work with current fellow to develop and implement our community programming. This will include accreditation programs as well as lecture series, youth camps, and workshop series.
Coldharbour Regenerative Network is a Hub for Regenerative Agriculture and Holistic Management. Our mission is to advocate, train, implement, research and facilitate Holistic Management and regenerative agriculture practices in Colorado to create enduring returns for the land and all who depend upon it. Our goal is to regenerate both people and land through facilitating Holistic Management demonstration, education and resources to Coloradans. We empower people through multifaceted engagement and sharing of resources. Together we make up a critical asset for social, ecological and economic regeneration. CRN houses the Colorado Hub for the Savory Institute.
Homestead Development – Coldharbour is in the process of developing a Homestead Development Plan, including architectural, infrastructural, landscape, mechanical and other systems in order to build a capital fund and build out the homestead.
Comprehensive Land Management Plan. CI’s CLMP allows it to manage the Coldharbour Ranch in a way that benefits its wetlands while allowing for accomplishment of its mission. A former MEM student developed the CLMP, which covers a myriad of CI’s mission areas.
Solar Forward - Coldharbour is presently in partnership with Solar Energy International, building a community solar project that involves community engagement, education and bargaining. It allows a group of land owners to come together, learn about solar energy, and collectively bargain to leverage lower costs to solarizing their properties. It also has a low-income energy provision component. Ellen Ross is presently our Solar Fellow and this position will anticipate the continuing sustainability of this program. For the foreseeable future we will have yearly pushes to attract more and more residents to solar energy.
Application Requirements -
Letter of Interest. Please include how you best fit with Coldharbour and our mission and vision. Two pages maximum.
At this time, there are no openings on our staff.
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