Ecuador by Camille Schmidt

This student essay was submitted by Camille Schmidt from New York. There was a spider on my face.  Wait, let me rephrase that: There was a large, black, hairy tarantula crawling across my face.  “Smile,” Abellito, our guide and friend, snapped a picture. And I smiled.  I didn’t even grimace. This was a normal after […]

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Student Essay by Enrique Velazquez-Acero

This student essay was submitted by Enrique Velazquez-Acero from New York City. What is Sustainability? One of the definitions is “able to be used without being destroyed.” Another definition is “able to last or continue for a long time. For lack of better words, I believe that Sustainability connects to Resiliency. Is our planet Resilient? […]

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Sustainable Summer in the Amazon by Elise Haan

This student essay was submitted by Elise Haan from Connecticut. My Sustainable Summer experience meant a lot to me because I was able to experience a new culture, make new friends, and learn about sustainability in a different way. My trip to Ecuador was a lot of fun but it was also very educational. I […]

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Sustainable Energy Experience by Serena McDonald

This student essay was submitted by Serena McDonald from West Virginia. My adventures with Sustainable Summer were unlike any other summer program I’d ever gone on. I was concerned at first about what this trip would be like. Would I make friends, be safe, learn something new, experience a different culture and most importantly feel […]