Take the Lead, Find Your Future


Foresight Leadership and Sustainability
Initiative at Oberlin College (FLSI@Oberlin)

July 20-August 2, 2014

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We recommend applying sooner rather than later... spots are beginning to fill!

JOIN the next generation of sustainability leaders: Motivated high school students ready to create change. TAKE PART in intensive, uniquely hands-on learning, facilitated by respected teacher-practitioners. VISIT inspiring sustainability initiatives, from community farms to corporate headquarters. DEVELOP your leadership potential. BUILD relationships with established professionals. EXPERIENCE life on one of the country's most forward-thinking campuses. FOSTER a more diverse, inclusive sustainability movement. FORGE an ongoing network to support your future education and career.


Focus: Providing a pivotal educational experience and year-round network to foster inspired and engaged future leaders

Unique Features:

  • Intergenerational
  • Diversity emphasis
  • Integrated network
  • Holistic leadership focus
  • Teacher-practitioners
  • Oberlin campus assets
  • Rural to urban/multi-sector curriculum


  • Oberlin College
  • Foresight Design Initiative
  • Steering Committee of prominent professionals
  • Network of national sustainability/environmental organizations


  • 22 diverse high school students drawn nationwide
  • 2 program leaders
  • 3-4 undergraduate residential/teaching assistants

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Lenore Beyer-Clow
Policy Director


Ariane Burwell
Sustainability and Climate Change Consultant
Environmental Resources Management (ERM)

Brigid Connelly
Student, Class of 2014

The Beacon School

Douglas Farr
President & CEO

Farr Associates Architecture & Urban Design

Karen Florini
Managing Director, International Climate Program

Environmental Defense Fund

David Greaves
Student, Class of 2014

Saint Louis University High School

Jeff Hogue
Senior Director, Global CSR & Sustainability
McDonald's Corporation

Lindsay James
Vice Pres. for Restorative Enterprise


Sadhu Johnston
Deputy City Manager
City of Vancouver, B.C.
Former Chief Sustainability Officer
City of Chicago

Bob Langert
Vice President, Global CSR & Sustainability
McDonald's Corporation

Glen Low
Blu Skye Consulting

Lyrica McTiernan
Sustainability Program Manager, Tech Operations

David W. Orr
Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics
Oberlin College

Eliot Padzensky
Student, Class of 2014
Deerfield High School

Jeff Seabright
Vice President, Environmental and Water Resources
Coca Cola

Lanita Stevens
Manager, Product Stewardship and Sustainability
USG Corporation

Chuck Templeton
Managing Director
Chicago Impact Engine

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Foresight's team has undertaken sustainability related projects from large public exhibits, to reconsidering (and understanding) complex systems.

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