E3 Leaders Summit 2020


Everybody's Environment Emerging (E3) Leaders Summit provides opportunities in skill building, outdoor recreational experience and environmental stewardship. Through sharing authentic stories, creating connections with inclusive communities, and public lands education, E3 Summit participants will expand the common image of environmental stewards. The 2020 E3 Summit will take place July 17-19 at Purchase Knob in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This beautiful location has wonderful vistas from 5,000 feet elevation and an extraordinary Science Research Center surrounded by incredible hiking trails. The E3 Summit is hosted by Everybody's Environment, a coalition of organizations and agencies in Western North Carolina dedicated to protecting, educating, and advocating for our environment while diversifying visitors and staff of our public lands.

Requirements:
-Anyone with interest in Conservation
-Participants must live in Western North Carolina
-Ages 18-34

What to expect: Two nights of staying in cabins, or tenting outside, inspirational speakers, outdoor stewardship activities, dialogue and exploration of how to create a structure for communication and next steps for action to a more inclusive Everybody's Environment (EE)! All meals, instruction, lodging/camping and equipment needed are included. Transportation can be provided upon request.

Agenda (Subject to change):
Friday - arrival 8-9 am. Get to know the group, get to know EE partners; Tour of Purchase Knob, Guest Speaker
Saturday – Stewardship Activity; Discussion and Summit Forum, History of Public Lands
Sunday - Skill Building, Next Steps. Summit ends at 2pm.

All applications will be reviewed by a team of EE partners. 15 applicants will be selected. Now accepting applications until May 1st. Applicants will be notified by May 15th.

Note: We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 Pandemic and we will follow the guidelines set forth by the CDC and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in accordance with our event. We will notify accepted applicants by June 19 in the event of any changes.

View from the E3 Summit at Purchase Knob! (Photo: Tamarya Sims)
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