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Sustainable Summer LogoSustainable Summer is an environmental leadership and study abroad program for high school students. Our programs are a unique learning experience designed to prepare today’s high school students to become tomorrow’s environmental leaders. Our programs combine environmental education in remarkable places – such as an organic farm in Costa Rica or Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest — with leadership development and outdoor adventure. Our mission is to cultivate the next generation of environmental leaders though transformative study abroad experiences and field-based learning.

Each Sustainable Summer program tackles the broader question of sustainability by examining our three core sustainability themes: agriculture, water or energy. We facilitate first-hand examination of both sustainable and unsustainable practices in these topic areas through experiential and active learning. We root this practical exploration of sustainability within theoretical discussions of the broader economic, political, and ecological contexts. We do this by merging our expertise in teen travel programs and environmental education with the resources and expertise of like-minded organizations, and by choosing program destinations that possess dynamic opportunities for the teaching of sustainability.

Sustainable Summer is the trade name of Sustainable Learning Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit incorporated in the state of New York for the purpose of facilitating experiential and theoretical learning on the subject of environmental sustainability.

Leadership and Mission

Follow these links to learn more about our leadership team and mission, or read this letter from the founders.