April 26, 2022

By: The Working Forest Staff

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and Project Learning Tree (PLT) are engaging some of the foremost thought leaders in the forest and environmental education sectors at the 2022 SFI/PLT Annual Conference from June 14–17 in Madison, Wisconsin.
As part of the conference, we’re launching the 2022 SFI Conference Green Mentor Cohort: a four-month mentorship program for select conference attendees to support students and young professionals interested in a green career.
Open to Americans and Canadians of all backgrounds in the forest and conservation sector, the mentorship program will start in June and end in September.
Joining is a commitment of just two or three hours a month of your time. Plus, mentors and mentees get to meet in person at the 2022 SFI/PLT Annual Conference!
“Being matched with someone also in my field gave me the opportunity to still be a part of and discuss the industry in depth, which really made a world of difference as I navigated my future goals and aspirations… I’m quite confident I have built a relationship that I can continue far into my career” — Alexandra Lalande, PLT Canada Green Mentee
By sharing your professional wisdom and experience, you can make a difference in a young person’s career and help foster the growth and diversity of the forest and conservation sector. Additional benefits of participation include networking, the chance to recruit potential employees, gain new perspectives, and build leadership skills. Read about the experiences of a past green mentor and mentee here.
To be eligible to apply as a mentor, you must:
  • Have over three years of professional experience in the forest and conservation sector
  • Be prepared to meet the needs of your mentee(s) by listening and providing constructive feedback
  • Be open to new ideas and value diverse perspectives
  • Be able to participate in-person at the 2022 SFI/PLT Annual Conference
Please contact Maria Chiarella with any mentorship questions.
Thank you to our valued sponsors supporting youth attendance of the 2022 SFI/PLT Annual Conference!

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