Jan Roberts

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Jan Roberts "graduated from the University of South Florida in 1974 with a BA in Psychology and in 1976 with an MA in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling. In 2008, she was accepted into the Ph.D. Program for Leadership Management & Administration with emphasis on Sustainable Development at Greenleaf University in St. Louis, MO. Her career as social entrepreneur began with the creation of social change agencies for women in the late 1970’s in Tampa, Florida. She was counselor and then director of the Women’s Resource Center for women offenders, and was co-founder of the Centre for Women (formerly Women's Survival Center) for displaced homemakers and women in transition. In the ’80s, Jan co-founded Behavioral Medicine Consultants, Inc., which offered holistic treatment to people who were being legally addicted to prescription drugs. In the ’90s, Jan was a partner in a private psychological practice and then founded the grassroots community building organization, the Institute for Ethics & Meaning. In 2000, Jan was recognized at the International Launch of the Earth Charter at The Hague Peace Palace as leading the major grassroots effort in the United States. In 2005 Jan founded Earth Charter U.S. with the mission to inspire, educate and engage people in making the Earth Charter’s vision and principles for sustainability a reality through policy initiatives, community actions, and personal behavior changes. That same year, Jan launched Earth Scouts, a scouting program for boys and girls from 3 to 13 years of age. Jan serves as NGO delegate to the UN Commission on Sustainable Development and Advisor to Earth Charter International based in Costa Rica. She is author of A Community Spirit of Caring Begins with You published by IUniverse.com in 2000." [1]

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  1. Directors, EarthAction, accessed November 17, 2008.
  2. We, The World About, organizational web page, accessed May 6, 2012.
  3. The Bridge (US) Advisors, organizational web page, accessed December 20, 2013.