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Create a Brighter, Cleaner Future for Our State

Thank you for your interest in the Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership (IGEL).

Applications for the 2017 IGEL Class are closed.  When the application period is open for the next year's class and the application is available, an "Apply Now" button will display below. 

IGEL's goals are:

  • Fostering a deeper understanding of Georgia's environmental issues;
  • Providing a safe forum for participants to explore each other's views and motivations; and
  • Engaging participants in key aspects of leadership, such as creative problem solving; and conflict resolution, building trust and enhancing communication skills.

Even though we often have more individuals interested in participating than can be accepted in each year’s class, we endeavor to make each and every class as diverse as possible. We are always looking for a wide range of geographies, professions, interests, political viewpoints, and other qualities that will reflect the rich diversity of the state of Georgia.

A selection committee, consisting of IGEL graduates and members of its Board of Directors, review all applications to select 30-35 participants in the next IGEL program. If you are selected to join the next IGEL class, you will be notified prior to the end of the application year.

If you completed an IGEL application last year and would like to be considered for the upcoming class, we ask that you complete a new application as additional information may be requested. If you would like a copy of your previous application, please email Molly Nuttall ( with your current contact information, and we will be happy to forward it to you.