ILFI believes in having participation of people from all communities at our conferences to achieve our vision of a socially just, culturally rich, and ecologically restorative society. The purpose of the JUST Fund is to help build a more diverse audience at the Living Future unConference and to include voices from traditionally underserved and underrepresented communities. Due to the generosity of our members, supporters and friends through the JUST Fund, ILFI was able to offer 12 scholarships in 2016 and 14 scholarships in 2017, to a group of students from a broad range of backgrounds pursuing careers in sustainability and green building design.

Selected applicants will have a strong desire to work at the intersection of the environmental and social justice movements and will have an opportunity to attend the 2018 unConference on a scholarship paid from the JUST Fund. Priority is given to applicants who increase diversity, equity, and inclusion to the LF18 audience as well as current members of the Emerging Professionals group and full-time students.

We invite you to join this critical effort to build a more inclusive movement. Application to the JUST Fund is now open! If you or someone you know would be interested in applying for a Living Future 2018 scholarship through the JUST Fund, make sure to submit a completed form for to be considered.

Your contribution to the JUST Fund will support the growth of equity at the Living Future unConference and ensure that today’s top talent entering the green building industry will be able to attend despite financial circumstance. Please consider making a generous tax-deductible contribution to provide conference scholarships to deserving and motivated students and emerging professionals. Together, we will help achieve our goal of building a socially just, culturally rich, ecologically restorative future.

Written By

Marina Snyder

Marina Snyder is the Communications Manager at the International Living Future Institute.