Environmental Leadership

Be the change you want to see in the world.
To do this, you must first change yourself.*

“There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew.” ~Marshall McLuhan

This page will hold the new content sustainability consultant Kyle Crider is developing in partnership with Dr. David Dyson and Life Leaders. Using a spaceship earth metaphor, Life Leaders’ environmental leadership lessons emphasize the need for environmental course corrections for our planet that begin with course corrections in our daily lives. These personal course corrections are, of course, strongly tied to Life Leaders’ emphasis on PLANning and LEADing our lives by building character, competence, and commitment to be great citizens.

The first draft of this new material was presented to high school students at the GEAR UP Earth and Sky Camp at the University of Montevallo and included the following resources:


* “Be the change you wish to see in the world” (or something similar) is often attributed to the famous Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi. However, as the excellent Quote Investigator relates:

…It turns out there is no reliable documentary evidence for the quotation. The closest verifiable remark we have from Gandhi is this: “If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. … We need not wait to see what others do.”

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