Dartmouth Update: 3DS

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We’ve wrapped up an incredible three days with student teams launching 7 different social venture starts up in just under 60 hours. Modules on ideation, lean canvas methodology, customer discovery, rapid prototyping, and pitching — with lots of feedback and mentorship thrown in — guided the development of each concept into polished and professional pitch […]

Dartmouth Update: Ropes Course, King Arthur Flour, Canoeing

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Greetings from Hanover. We’ve been busy. Orientation; a full day at the Dartmouth Ropes Course; workshops on sustainability, economics, and entrepreneurship; guest speakers; and tonight half the group went to King Arthur Flour for a pizza baking class while they other half went canoeing. Tomorrow, the evening activities will be reversed and we will, of […]

Welcome to Brooklyn 2018

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Greetings from Brooklyn. We’re getting fired up for the start of our Brooklyn: Urban Environmental Systems program. We (Cathy, Joanna, Jenny, and Jeff) have been busy for the last few days getting ready for everyone arriving tomorrow. We have so many fun and interesting things planned for the next two weeks. Can’t wait to meet […]

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Why We Deleted Facebook

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I’ve been looking for an excuse to #deletefacebook since day 1 of Sustainable Summer as an organization. Conventional wisdom among marketers is that Facebook is an essential platform for customer acquisition. As an organization that works with the high school demographic, this is perhaps doubly true for us. So, begrudgingly, one of the first things […]

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Environmental Leadership: Why It Isn’t Easy To Explain What It Is We Do

Environmental Leadership: A Students Perspective On Sustainable Summer and Why It Isn’t Easy To Explain What It Is We Do We recently published the 2017 issue of Amaranthus: The Journal of Youth Environmental Leadership. In it, one of our alumni, Layla, now a college student at Bucknell University, reflects on her experience in the Ecuadorian […]

Value Based Organizations, Tax Policy, Stakeholders, and Plenty of Fun Too

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Greetings from Hanover. We’ve had a great start to the week, exploring both and out of classroom. We started Monday with the topic of “value-based organizations,” including a case study of a certain Vermont ice cream company that was purchased by Unilever not too long ago. And then we went and visited that company in […]