Promoting Sustainable Communities
Shallow Footprints - An Ecological Footprint is a measure of the load that a given population places on the Earth to meet its resource consumption and waste disposal needs. The more a population (a county, a city or even a family) can reduce their impact, the "shallower" their footprint will be. The League has always been a champion of reducing waste - conserving energy, water, and other resources as a good way to live. But, reducing consumption is also practical and makes good economic sense. Our Shallow Footprints campaign helps you learn about your own footprint and find ways to "step more lightly."
Philippines Study Tour II - In March 2008, three members of the Izaak Walton League traveled to the Philippines. They joined members of the National Audubon Society and the Sierra Club on a weeklong study tour. This was the League's second trip to the islands to explore innovative programs working to balance population growth, development and resource conservation. See and learn more about this study tour in our photo essay, Islands of Hope.
Philippines Study Tour - In Spring 2006, 12 staff members and volunteer activists from U.S. conservation organizations traveled to Southeast Asia to observe how communities are addressing their needs for healthy natural resources, sustainable livelihoods, education, health care, and family planning through innovative integrated programs. Read more in a PDF about the study tour here.
Northwest Indiana/Chicago Study Tour - In June 2003, 12 Izaak Walton League members and two staff members from the League's Sustainability Education Program visited the Chicago, Illinois, and Northwest Indiana metropolitan region. The group spent a week examining issues around sustainability. For a PDF summary of the study tour, click here.
Guatemala Study Tour - In February 2002, 10 members of the Izaak Walton League of America and two staff members from the IWLA Sustainability Education Program visited Guatemala for a week. During the visit, the group examined firsthand the issues of population and resource conservation in a developing country context. To read more about the study tour in a PDF, click here.