Sustainable Beaverton and the Beaverton Sister Cities Project are happy to present the International Sustainability Project (ISL). ISL is an exciting educational, business engagement and community development event to be held in Beaverton from July 18-August 5, 2011. For three weeks young adults, ages 18–24, from Germany, France, Russia, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, United States and possibly Mexico, will converge in Beaverton to cooperatively explore important sustainability issues and to evaluate local city, corporate and community sustainability initiatives and successes from a global perspective. Through the ISL Project, we seek to enhance community and corporate awareness of and connections with our cities’ global partnerships and to increase each participant’s knowledge and leadership potential for sustainable development.
Sustainability topics will include, but will not be limited to: renewable energy and energy conservation, sustainable transportation, sustainable building, waste management, sustainable food systems and water management and conservation.
Learning activities will include, but will not be limited to: sharing knowledge and experiences related to sustainability development among international participants, local and regional site visits of local sustainability projects, products and services, experimental learning workshops and activities, participation in group discussions with local leaders in business, governmental and community organizations on aspects of sustainable practices, perceived barriers and strategies utilized to overcome challenges.