LIVING PLANET LEADER
Build your skills and experience in sustainability and conservation by earning your Living Planet Leader certification.
The state of our planet
You can make a positive impact for the environment and your community while building leadership and teamwork skills and experiences for your resume.
Living Planet Leader how-to
1. Sign up
Sign in to Living Planet @ Campus and register to begin your journey to becoming a Living Planet Leader.
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. 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. Complete and submit requirements before the deadline
All category requirements must be completed and submitted within three months after your final academic semester.
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-Canada’s Living Planet Leader to your certifications on LinkedIn.
Become a WWF-Canada 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 the 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-Canada Living Planet Leader certificate.
Want to demonstrate your support of nature? Log 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 or project 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 will probably find that you’ve already done most of the certification’s requirements! You can then start thinking ahead to what’s left and how you can accomplish those actions before graduation.
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 or conservation 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 future where people and wildlife thrive.
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.
Campus, community or global volunteerism
Contribute 40 or more volunteer hours to projects or organizations related to sustainability and conservation at the campus, community, or global level. You will gain valuable transferable skills for the workplace.
Personal application of sustainability
Successfully complete and record your actions on the personal application of sustainability checklist, demonstrating your commitment to simple and scalable actions. You will show that personal change is possible and impactful.
Application of sustainability in academics
Apply the principles of sustainability or conservation within your area of study. You must submit at least one practical application of sustainability in your academic area through course work, program work or a sustainable change within an academic department.
Leadership and teamwork
Complete and submit at least one practical experience that demonstrates skills as a leader or an effective team member in a conservation or sustainability activity.
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 program. This means that relevant activities completed during post-secondary before you registered for Living Planet Leader can be submitted.