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Cultivating leaders to turn big environmental ideas into reality

Have you ever wondered how you can turn an idea into a great project, how you can play a critical role in tackling today’s environmental challenges, or how you can inspire and motivate a team? 

The Environmental Leadership Incubator (ELI) is a nine-month program that trains undergraduate students to become environmental leaders. The ELI program is organized around student-initiated projects that seek to implement positive environmental change. It combines coursework and leadership skills training in the fall quarter, with project implementation and mentorship by real world professionals in the winter and spring quarters.

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Anthroterra: An ELI-Inspired Art Exhibit Opens

Noah Weiss and Lukas Kraak's ELI art installation opens!

This week, Noah Weiss and Lukas Kraak, ELI students during the 2021-2022 academic year, share with the UCSB community the culmination of their ELI experience with an art exhibit at the UCSB library.  The pair created Anthroterra, or human earth, to tell the story of human's impact on our planet, the changes that have occurred in the past 200 years, and what our future could look like.   

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