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Paul Sheldon

Sustainability Advisor

Paul wrote both the Charter for the American Correctional Association’s (ACA) Sustainability Committee and the resulting Standard and Policy on Sustainability in Corrections. In addition to his work with SPC, Mr. Sheldon continues to advise ACA on sustainability-oriented practices, with particular emphasis on saving money, increasing income, and tracking the ways in which applying sustainability-oriented principles and practices in corrections maintain safety and increase security. Paul Sheldon is also the primary author of the National Institute of Justice Greening Corrections Technology Guidebook, and has led workshops on transforming correctional culture for ACA, the American Jails Association, and the North American Association of Wardens and Superintendents. Among his many successful projects have been Planting Justice, which employs formerly-incarcerated individuals to create community gardens in underprivileged neighborhoods, and www.Dreamosophy.com which initiates and operates ‘Dream Academies” in correctional institutions in four states. Mr. Sheldon has also advised the U.S. Department of State, USAID, Natural Resources Canada, and numerous other organizations and communities on implementing principles and practices of sustainability. Paul is a certified management analyst. He holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in Human Development from Pacific Oaks College and a lifetime Community College Teaching Credential in Business and Industrial Psychology.


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