Allred, Shorna: 2012-2013 Small Grant


Shorna Allred (Department of Natural Resources)

Project Title: 
Global Environmental Sustainability and Citizenship Service Learning Initiative - Thailand
Project Abstract: 
This grant will provide funding to pilot a “Global Environmental Sustainability and Citizenship” initiative, building on the foundation of an existing service learning program, the Cornell Public Service Scholars (PSC) program. The “Global Environmental Sustainability and Citizenship” initiative will expand the Public Service Scholars (PSC) program by providing a global environmental service learning component in the host country of Thailand that will allow students to collaborate with one another on an action research project related to water resources management, engage in pre-­-and post-­-abroad courses, and understand and make a meaningful contribution to the host community. The program is aimed at empowering students to learn about and bring their expertise to bear on sustainable solutions in developing communities that will address global environmental problems such as water resource governance and security through participatory resource management. Results of the pilot initiative will be used to provide the rationale and foundation for grant applications for long-term program funding.