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The Boston Harbor Cleanup: Leading Beyond Regulatory Requirements
In the last half of the 20th century, the Water Division Director of the New England Office (Region I) of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency took risks – with some support – to clean up the Boston Harbor, known to many as “the most polluted harbor in the country”. His experience during the long process of cleaning up the Harbor necessitated direct involvement with myriad local and national government officials as well as with local communities. This case study provides public leaders with the opportunity to understand the importance of Sustainable Leadership Practices in action. The learner will have the opportunity to reflect on the specific Sustainable Leadership Practices that affected the human, natural and economic resources critical to this massive public clean up program. We believe these practices are essential to a reinvented model of public leadership.
Community Partnering for Environmental Results
This learning program is unlike traditional computer-based training. The learner is placed in three specific scenarios as a community based coordinator with the opportunity to learn from their own choices. Challenges arise which are simulated from real life scenarios the learner must take action to address them and live with the subsequent results. The learning system provides help and advice from the real stories of experts who are representatives of national environmental groups, community groups and US Environmental Protection Agency employees.