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Sustainable Summer Featured in Town and Style

Posted in Press by Jeff Sharpe |

Sustainable Summer was featured in the most recent issue of Town & Style in an article about summer opportunities available to students in the Saint Louis community. Many summer camps involve time in the great outdoors, but for kids seriously interested in learning about the environment and sustainability, Sustainable Summer combines environmental leadership and sustainability […]

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Our Views on “Voluntourism” in the Albany Times Union

Posted in Press by Jeff Sharpe |

If you’re an avid follower of our blog, you’ve probably noticed that we have some strong opinions on “voluntourism.” A blog post in the Albany Times Union, How Much Good Comes  From Voluntourism, cited several problems with voluntourism pointed out in the Sustainable Summer blog, including the hypocrisy that many volunteer abroad programs are run by […]

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Student Solar Panel Project Update

Posted in Student Voices by Jeff Sharpe |

Here’s a very cool Sustainability Action Plan update from our one of our 2015 Sustaining the Amazon students, Aaron Feigelman from Benicia, CA. What a great example that a little hard work and determination can yield meaningful change: After coming back from Ecuador, I did a bunch of research on solar projects proposed by teenagers, […]

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Sustainable Summer Alum Featured on GoOverseas.com

Posted in Press, Student Voices by Jeff Sharpe |

Sustainable Summer alum, Josh Nodiff was recently featured in an alumnus interview on gooverseas.com. Josh was a participant in our 2014 Costa Rica Bridge to the Future program. Here is an excerpt: Why did you decide to study abroad with Sustainable Summer in Costa Rica? Josh: I chose to study abroad with Sustainable Summer because […]

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Sustainable Summer Featured in the Huffington Post

Posted in Press by Jeff Sharpe |

Sustainable Summer was recently featured in the Huffington Post in an article written by Murray Rosenbaum, one of our 2014 Sustaining the Amazon and Galapagos participants. Thanks for the write-up, Murray! My Trip to Ecuador I was recently part of a program called Sustainable Summer, whose mission is to “cultivate the next generation of environmental […]

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Sustainable Summer Featured in Saint Johns College Blog

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Sustainable Summer co-founder, Anne Fenton, was recently featured in Saint John’s College blog in an article highlighting Sustainable Summer‘s focus on educating for sustainability through travel. The Future of Student Travel Summer travel programs for teens have increased in popularity over the years, as high school students seek to broaden their horizons through exposure to […]

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Rafting with the Homies

Posted in 2014 Summer Programs, Into Yasuni, Student Voices by Sustainable Summer |

Yesterday we went rafting down the Jatunyacu River which means giant river in Quechua. Everybody had an incredible time. Many of us were scared at first, but we quickly discovered that rafting is very fun. We all ended up jumping in the river (some involuntarily). We played a bunch of great rafting games, and all […]

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In the Jungle… The Mighty Jungle!

Posted in 2014 Summer Programs, Into Yasuni by Sustainable Summer |

Monkeys and tree frogs and caymens, oh my! The past couple days at The Shiripuno Lodge have been nothing short of incredible. Isabelle named a baby. Alec hit his target with a blowgun on the first shot. Renee loved practicing her Spanish with the natives. Dylan climbed a tree, Waorani style. Layla stalked wild boar. […]