Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership (IGEL) Class 2014

GreenLaw's MaKara Rumley selected

The Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership (IGEL) is pleased to announce MaKara Rumley of GreenLaw as one of thirty-five outstanding Georgians who will participate in IGEL Class of 2014. IGEL is a not-for-profit (501c 3) organization governed by a board of directors which represents different regions and sectors of influence throughout the state. IGEL has partnered with the Center for Ethics and Corporate Responsibility at Georgia State University to develop and run the curriculum and leadership components.


IGEL is dedicated to building and sustaining a diverse network of environmentally educated leaders who will help resolve Georgia’s environmental challenges by bringing together leaders from a multitude of backgrounds who are important stakeholders in sustaining and improving the health of Georgia’s environmental resources and have a proven commitment to confronting environmental issues in our state.

The goals of this educational and personal development are achieved through a multi-session program that takes place in various locations around the state, actively exposing participants to the vast potential and pressing environmental concerns in all regions of Georgia.  The IGEL program emphasizes hands-on learning techniques and opportunities to master new skills through practice.

Makara was also recently selected by the Who's Who In Black Atlanta which was celebrated in January.

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