Sustainable Learning Inc. is a non-profit incorporated in the state of New York for the purpose of facilitating experiential and theoretical learning on the subject of environmental sustainability. Under the name Sustainable Summer, we operate environmental leadership and study abroad programs for high school students.


Our mission is to cultivate the next generation of environmental leaders though transformative study abroad experiences and field-based learning.


Sustainable Learning creates unique learning experiences designed to prepare today’s high school students to become tomorrow’s environmental leaders. Our programs combine environmental education in remarkable places with leadership development and outdoor adventure. We operate safe, educationally impactful programs at an incredible value that put students first.


There are four core principles that form the foundation of our programs:

  • Sustainability Immersion: Deep engagement in the subject and practice of sustainability
  • Environmental Study: An interdisciplinary study of human interaction with the environment
  • Active Learning: We emphasize a hands-on, practical application of academic concepts with an emphasis on developing critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Leadership Development: We use a team-based approach to overcoming physical and intellectual challenges with the goal of developing future environmental leaders


Follow this link to learn more about our leadership team.