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    10 Billion Strong

    A Global Sustainability Movement

  • We are a leadership development organization focused on environmental sustainability.

    Mission & Vision

    Our Vision is a world in which all people feel equipped and empowered to create solutions to environmental challenges.

     

    Our Mission is to inspire, train, and support the next generation of global environmental sustainability leaders.

    Our Why

    Why 10 Billion Strong?
     

    Our population is not 10 billion yet, but it will be soon. In just over 30 years, the United Nations predicts that the world population will reach 10 billion. This 35% increase by 2050 will fundamentally change the resources available to sustain, feed, and power our planet.

    10 Billion Strong is both pragmatic and optimistic. To truly be sustainable, we’re all going to have to change the way we live and develop creative solutions to building challenges. But we can also harness human ingenuity and willpower in order to maintain a planet that works for all life.

    Theory of Change

    We work for long-term sustainability through a portfolio of programs which create opportunities for young people across the world to learn, connect, and act on critical environmental issues.

     

     

    Our short-term goals are to educate youth and to drive immediate impact in communities through sustainability-focused action and policy changes at the community level. By harnessing the power of networks and collective action to share information, ideas, support, and best practices can flow from community to community.

     

    Our longer impact will be achieved by developing leaders who can champion sustainability efforts, no matter what career track they take or location they live in. By investing in youth, and creating lifelong support networks, our community will have sustained impact across all sectors, including business, government, labor, and nonprofit organizations.

  • What We Do

    We are building a global community of emerging young environmental leaders working to advance sustainability in their communities and beyond.

    Environmental Leadership Accelerator

    The Environmental Leadership Accelerator is a three month virtual training course for emerging sustainability leaders. Each cohort will comprise of 6-15 young professionals from around the world who will be mentored by professionals who have been selected to meet their specific learning goals.

    Participants will learn from peers who are tackling the similar issues in their communities and share best practices.

     

    Our first accelerator will take place from August-November, 2019 and support 12-14 emerging leaders from six countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Applications for the upcoming batch are closed, but interested applicants can sign up for our email list to get updates on future programs.

     

    Launchpad Summits

    The Launchpad Summit is a signature 10 Billion Strong event which brings together chapter leaders from across the world to learn and plan together. At the Summit, we share best practices, build community, and map out future collaboration.

    Summits take place in different locations each year to provide immersive learning experiences for our community members.

    10 Billion Strong Chapters

    Chapters are groups across the globe which collaborate together on sustainable solutions that are relevant to their communities. Chapters generally work on issues related to energy, food, water, waste and transportation, which are the most significant ways for individuals to have meaningful impact.

    They focus on four key methods to drive change:

    • Education 
    • Sustainable Actions 
    • Advocacy and Policy Change
    • Global Collaboration

    Sustainability Labs

    Sustainability Labs (S-Labs) are hands-on experiential education trips for students and young professionals to learn about critical environmental issues and creative solutions across the world.

    Our innovative program model combines expert speakers, organizational visits, cultural and historical sites, and adventure in nature. These trips will allow participants to meet and build relationships with individuals and groups on working on the front lines of sustainability.

    In addition to transformative experiences and building lifelong relationships, participants will develop a personal sustainability action plan.

    Global Green Corps

    Global Green Corps is a fellowship for students and young professionals who are interested in building a movement for a more sustainable world.

    Fellows support 10 Billion Strong to grow from an idea to an institution and to expand our global network. In the future, Global Green Corps will include fellowship placements with sustainable-focused organizations across the globe, providing opportunities for hands-on learning and service.

  • 10 Billion Strong Team

    Abby Hills

    Community and Launchpad Summit Lead

    Abby’s passion for environmental sustainability issues began as a simple curiosity during her undergraduate studies at University of Colorado Boulder. She didn’t know much about the environment, but was educated by her friends and her different communities throughout her studies. Most of these interests lay dormant until she was working in Vietnam for a year, observing the overwhelming amount of single use plastics and recognizing similar issues in the U.S. Returning to the U.S., Abby now works as an ICU nurse and is focused on understanding how to decrease the healthcare system’s environmental impact while maintaining standards of care and cleanliness. Abby has experience in project management, community development, international education, leadership, and healthcare. When she’s not working you’ll find her spending every free moment in the mountains- enjoying and appreciating the Rocky Mountain air!

    Sylvia Murray

    Strategy and Partnerships Lead

    Sylvia is a facilitator of, advocate for, and believer in peace leadership, with practices grounded in uplifting womxn, cultivating co-owned futures, and actualizing community-led change. She is a Co-Founder and Board Member Emerita of Sarus, a youth peacebuilding nonprofit. Sylvia holds a BA in Peace Studies from Goucher College, and an MA in Coexistence and Conflict and MBA in Social Impact from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management. Her commitment to and passion for sustainability came to life when she lived in Iceland and studied sustainability through community, crystallizing a foundational belief in the ever-present and ever-important interconnectedness between all living beings. Sylvia holds a deep passion for building and nurturing authentic communities that collectively transform systems and conflict with curiosity, connection, and courage. She currently works as a Program Officer at The Island Foundation and as a freelance consultant in peace leadership, strategy, and organizational alignment. Sylvia often can be found reading cookbooks, dancing, learning astrology, and cuddling her dog.

    Patrick Arnold

    Environmental Leadership Accelerator Lead

    Patrick has been working at the intersection of international development and education for the last decade and finds the most inspiration when he's collaborating with emerging leaders who are trying to protect our planet. He has BA and MA degrees from American University's School of International Service in Washington, DC and has worked at a number of organizations ranging from the Peace Corps and Department of State to the International Crisis Group and the Corporate Council on Africa. He's spent much of his career working in Asia, but has also traveled to or studied or worked in Africa, Europe, and South America. Patrick is based in Northern California where he lives with his family and tries to garden, surf, bike, and hike as much as possible.

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  • 10 Billion Strong Advisors

    Bill Bleisch

    Advisor

    Bill grew up in the U.S. and studied biology at Harvard University (BA 1976) and at Rockefeller University (Ph.D. 1982). In 1987, he organized a joint project for research and conservation surveys of gibbons in China. After that first visit to China, Bill came back again in 1988, and then moved to China in 1989 to co-lead a 2-year field research project on the endangered Guizhou Snub-nosed Monkey at Fanjing Mountain. He then went on to lead a long-term research project on Tibetan Antelope, a species threatened by wildlife trade (1998-2002). Through his experiences with threatened wildlife species, he became committed to furthering nature conservation in Asia, and went on to work with various international organizations including the Wildlife Conservation Society, Fauna and Flora International, UNDP and in the GEF Project Office of the Office of Wildlife Conservation and Nature Reserve Management in the Chinese Ministry of Forestry (now the SFA). Since January 2012, Bill has worked full-time as a teacher, program director and writer for the Hong Kong-based China Exploration & Research Society. His current interests include the impact of nature and cultural tourism and how tourism can be better designed to further conservation of wildlife and indigenous culture. He also has an on-going research interest in Tibetan sacred sites as indigenous and community conserved areas.

    Kara Eusebio

    Advisor

    Kara is a strategic partnerships and external relations specialist with multi-sector, international business and policy experience in the United States, Canada, and Myanmar. She currently leads the partnership program for Invest Ottawa and Bayview Yards, the lead economic development agency, innovation hub, and technology accelerator in Canada’s capital. Kara is currently the Vice Curator of the Ottawa Hub of the Global Shapers Community, an initiative of the World Economic Forum. As part of this community, she was recently trained as a Climate Reality Leader by Al Gore and other climate experts from the Climate Reality Project. She is focused on helping small businesses implement sustainable initiatives and on incorporating sustainability into her volunteer work with marginalized communities.

    Amy Jolly

    Advisor

    Amy has a long history as a teacher, an activist and advocate for youth. After graduating from UCSC in 1990 with a BA in Women's Studies and a teaching credential, she spent 18 years in the classroom and her spare time working on nuclear nonproliferation, and a host of environmental, social and women's issues. In 2010 she identified Climate as an apex problem. It was the big overarching challenge that was impacting social, environmental and economic justice issues. She then shifted her focus from the classroom to developing the climate leadership program at the Center for Climate Protection; helping student leaders across the Bay Area promote a healthier lifestyle for themselves and the planet. She has an extensive background in program management, community engagement, youth leadership and curriculum development. When not at work, she can be found out in her garden, on her bike or hiking in the parks around her home in Sonoma County.

    Seigi Karasaki

    Advisor

    Seigi is a PhD student in the Energy and Resources Group at UC Berkeley. His primary research focus is on the intersection of drinking water access, social justice, institutional capacity, and individual agency. He holds a B.A. in East Asian Studies from UCLA (2011) and an M.A. in International Studies from the University of Tokyo (2014). In the past, Seigi was: a TEDx organizer in Japan; a graduate intern in the Energy Security and Water Resources division at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP); a consultant for the International Labour Organization (ILO), where he worked on a project examining post-disaster (Fukushima) employment and market recovery; and a conservation analyst for the Breakthrough Institute in Oakland, California. His work is currently (or has been) supported and funded by FLAS, NSF InFEWS, and the Fulbright. The majority of his free time is spent climbing in Yosemite, throwing pottery, or watching Terrace House.

    Sam White

    Advisor

    Sam is driven by work that addresses sustainability and civic engagement, especially for children and youth. She is a PhD Candidate and Instructor in the Department of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University-Camden where she researches issues related to health, sport, and recreation. In addition, she has taught courses such as Youth Identities and Gender and Education. She received a BA in French from Clark Atlanta University and an MEd in Youth Development Leadership from the University of Minnesota. Previously her formal and informal educational work has included PreK-12 teaching, outdoor recreation, youth sports, and ESL/GED classes. She also served as director for a cross cultural civic engagement study abroad program for student-athletes in rural China. Currently, she is engaged in work that helps to provide free and accessible childcare for organizations in Philadelphia.

    Brian Reyes

    Advisor

    Brian is a climate and sustainability practitioner with over 16 year of environmental services, government, non-profit/NGO, and academic/research industry experience providing consulting and program management services in the areas of environmental planning and policy, climate action planning and mitigation, outreach and communication strategies, resource recovery and waste programming, and community engagement. Brian also currently works for the City of San Francisco as a Climate and Sustainability Analyst helping steward and implement the City's climate action plan and activities.

     

    His passion for sustainability extends internationally with his voluntary planning, programming and implementation of regional to village level sustainability and youth empowerment community development programs in Cambodia, which bolsters the rural population in a rapidly developing and climate vulnerable nation.

    Yin Myo Su

    Advisor

    Yin Myo Su (aka Misuu) is the managing director of the Inle Princess Group, and founder of the Inle Heritage Foundation. Yin Myo Su is passionate about women’s empowerment, economic development, heritage and environmental preservation, art, culture and citizen engagement. She is also a strong advocate for sustainable and responsible development practices. Furthermore, Yin Myo Su has taken a leading role in reintroducing the Burmese Cat back to Myanmar and protection of the unique and at-risk marine life of Inle Lake. As a Chairperson of the Inle Heritage Hospitality Vocational Training Center she passes her knowledge future generations while equipping aspiring hospitality workers from Shan State to develop the necessary technical and human service skills. Moreover, she is also the founder of Inle Heritage Private School (Bamboo School) a unique child centered education institution aiming to trigger curiosity, innovation, and critical thinking among students, and to raise awareness of resources available in the Inle Region as well as the ways of using them among local community.

     

    Yin Myo Su is an active public speaker on subjects dear to her heart and recipient of several local and international awards in recognition of her work in hospitality, heritage preservation, women's empowerment and leadership. Yin Myo Su has been named 2013 Fortune & Goldman Sachs Global Woman Leader, 2015 Vital Voice Global Woman Leader, and 2017 Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business, among many other awards.

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