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WWF Living Planet Leader

Build your skills and experience in sustainability by earning your Living Planet Leader certification.

Become a leader

The state of our planet

Canadian wildlife and ecosystems are feeling the impact of our unsustainable lifestyles. WWF’s Living Planet Report Canada found that half of monitored wildlife populations are in decline.

This is your chance to make a change and lead in nature protection and restoration by becoming a leader in sustainability.

© Antonella Lombardi

Become a WWF Living Planet Leader

Living Planet Leader is a self-guided certification. You can make it your own, finding opportunities on campus and in your community to make a difference. It will enhance your resume and recognize your campus sustainability achievements.

To qualify, you must complete actions in:

  • Campus, community or global volunteerism
  • Personal application of sustainability
  • Application of sustainability in academics
  • Leadership and teamwork

As a student, you have from first day of your first post-secondary program until three months after graduating from your final post-secondary program to complete and submit the requirements, earning your WWF Living Planet Leader certificate.

At this time, if you’re interested in engaging in hands-on Living Planet Leader activities, we ask that you practice social distancing, and follow your local government recommendations on gatherings and activities. If you’re feeling cooped up indoors but want to demonstrate your support of nature, consider logging into Living Planet @ Campus, enroll in Living Planet Leader, and start submitting actions you’ve already taken that count towards the certification.Have you participated in a cleanup or been involved in an environmental student club? Submit those hours to the Volunteerism category.

Have you completed a course related to environmental sustainability? That’s a certification requirement you can check off by submitting the course to the Application of Sustainability to Academics category. Or take the time to fill out the day-to-day sustainable actions you already engage in on the certificate’s Personal Application of Sustainability checklist. You may find that you’re already done most of the certification’s requirements! And can start thinking ahead to what’s left and how you can accomplish those actions before graduation.

WWF Living Planet Leader requirements

Living Planet Leader how-to

  1. 1 Sign up

    Sign in to Living Planet @ Campus and register to begin your journey to becoming a Living Planet Leader.
  2. 2 Make it your own

    Adapt the program requirements across the four categories to suit your interests and opportunities available on your campus, in your community and beyond. You can also lead your own activities.
  3. 3 Count yourself in and record your efforts

    As you complete the requirements, submit your results to your Living Planet Leader profile, recording your progress.
  4. 4 Complete and submit requirements before the deadline

    All category requirements must be completed and submitted within three months after your final academic semester.
  5. 5 Link Living Planet Leader to your resume and LinkedIn

    As a Living Planet Leader, you will be recognized and listed on the Living Planet @ Campus website. You can include the certificate on your resume and add WWF’s Living Planet Leader to your certifications on LinkedIn.


As a student, you can count environmental activities that have been completed starting from first day of your first post-secondary program up until three months following your final post-secondary. This means that relevant activities completed during post-secondary before you registered for Living Planet Leader can be submitted.

Why lead with WWF-Canada

WWF-Canada engages hundreds of thousands of Canadians, including employers and workplace champions who support nature conservation. We connect the power of a strong global network to on-the-ground conservation actions nationwide.

Contribute to sustainable solutions

Do you have an idea to make your campus a sustainability leader? When you put it in motion you help to create a healthier planet. Your efforts can inspire others too. Working together, we will create a sustainable future.

National recognition

Your skills and experience are valuable. When you receive your Living Planet Leader certificate, you will be recognized on the Living Planet @ Campus website.

Build your resume with skills and experiences

Whether sustainability is part of a company’s business model or something they are just beginning, as a Living Planet Leader you stand out as someone with the skills and experience to help them achieve their goals.

Stay Connected


Living Planet @ Campus is engaging thousands of post-secondary students and educators in activities that address the dual crises of biodiversity loss and climate change. Sign up for the Living Planet @ Campus newsletter to stay up to date on upcoming opportunities to take action  with WWF-Canada on campus and in your local community.


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