5 Ways Dartmouth College is a Sustainability Leader

Posted in Education by Jeff Sharpe |

We are really excited to be able to run our Environmental Leadership Institute at Dartmouth College. We think it’s a really unique way for high school students interested in sustainability to explore that interest, enhance their understanding of the subject matter, develop an idea for a sustainability initiative, and have a lot of fun while […]


Peace Corps for Teens

Posted in Service Learning, Study Abroad by Jamie Feldman |

Is there a peace corps for teens? Youth all over the world are strong voices for social change locally, nationally, and internationally. Many teens in the US seek Peace Corps-like volunteer opportunities abroad, and they should! If only the Peace Corp offered a program for teens that want to learn more about global issues and make a […]

March 15th Application Deadline

Posted in 2015 Summer Programs by Sustainable Summer |

Sustainable Summer has an important application deadline of March 15th. We have compiled a list of FAQs specific to this deadline. How do I apply? Please submit your application online. See here for eligibility information, application details, etc. Why should I apply by March 15th? To be eligible for most scholarship opportunities – both need-based […]

Seeds of Change 2015 Program Waitlist

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Sustainable Summer’s 2015 Seeds of Change program in beautiful Ecuador is currently at enrollment capacity. We’re excited to have so many eager young people passionate about sustainable agriculture that are ready to embark on an incredible journey with us this summer. We know there are going to be disappointed students looking to do Seeds of […]

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Sustainable Summer Featured in Town and Style

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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 […]


Our Views on “Voluntourism” in the Albany Times Union

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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

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Sustainable Summer alum, Josh Nodiff was recently featured in an alumnus interview on 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 […]


Sustainable Summer Featured in the Huffington Post

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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 […]