Green Leadership Academy (GLA) – Lebanon

Developing Young Environmental Leaders in Lebanon through a partnership with the Association for Forests Development and Conservation (AFDC)

Empowering young people who are passionate about the environment

Starbucks partnered with the Association for Forests Development and Conservation (AFDC) to create the AFDC - Starbucks Green Leadership Academy (GLA), which aims to help develop tomorrow's environmental ambassadors.

Between 2011-2012, the GLA program included environmental leadership training sessions, access to key government experts and officials and support in driving local community awareness and environmental projects. Program participants were empowered to develop environmental projects in which they exercised their newly-acquired environmental project management skills.

The program followed a long-term partnership with the AFDC which included carrying out reforestation efforts which covered several Lebanese forests and involved hundreds of volunteers. Learn more about the reforestation partnership with AFDC.

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