Applications are being accepted by Wild Gift for leaders who are making an impact today and will continue to do so in tomorrow’s world. Only five recipients a year are selected. The small class size lends to an enhanced interpersonal communication with less impact on the environment. A mandatory, three-week trek in deep wilderness is the cornerstone of the Wild Gift opportunity. Prior wilderness experience is not required, however, the trek is physically challenging. If you are in excellent physical condition and have a positive attitude, you should have no problem handling the rigors of the trek. Wild Gift values ethnic, cultural, and economic diversity and ability for interdisciplinary thinking and action. Wild Gift more likely selects those young leaders who have a project fleshed out.


Students and young professionals ages 21-30 with United States Citizenship.

Award Amount:
$8,000 to $15,000

How to Apply:

In addition to completing the application form, a candidate must have a minimum of three references to attest to their leadership (email to Wild Gift Founder Bob Jonas at

Click here to download the application form.


Wild Gift Executive Founder Bob Jonas at
Applications, Leadership Action Contract and Medical Form can be found at the following website link:

April 1, 2010

Completion of an online questionnaire must be done by March 1, 2010 before starting the application.

For more detailed information:

Note: Please do not contact the Green Economy Post regarding this opportunity.  We are not affiliated with the sponsoring organizations, and therefore have no additional information. Sometimes the link is changed for the opportunities.  When this happens, go to the home page of the organizers to locate information on the opportunity or contact the organization directly.

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Author: Janet Palma (4 Articles)

Currently I work for the City and County of San Francisco Public Health Department in Environmental Health. I also have my own environmental planning consulting business. I have worked as an environmental planner for the past 12 years for the Port of Oakland and as a consultant.