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What’s Your Sustainability Superpower?

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What’s your sustainability superpower? This is one of the questions we ask as part of our admissions process (along with what’s your kryptonite). It’s a fun question that helps us understand what motivates someone to “act sustainably,” which is a useful barometer to gauge a student’s interest in and readiness for our program. So, we… Read More

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Introducing Alumni Profiles! | Alumni Profile: Victoria Bartoszewicz

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Welcome to the first post in a new Sustainable Summer series, Alumni Profiles! We are incredibly proud of the Sustainable Summer community. Folks who join us on program are passionate, intelligent, creative individuals, and are the true reason why the Sustainable Summer experience is so impactful. After the program ends, and the summer is over,… Read More

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New Year. New Website. New Ways of Thinking About Sustainability.

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Caption: The author lounging outside our residence hall at Dartmouth during one of the few quiet moments of the summer. One of my earliest permaculture instructors, Javier Carrera, thought relaxing in a hammock was the epitome of luxury. I have spent a great deal of time over the past four months rebuilding the Sustainable Summer… Read More

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Sustainable Summer and RYEP | Global Education and Citizenship

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  A “global citizen” is someone who identifies with being part of an emerging world community, and whose actions contribute to building global values and practices. Frugality, integrity, humility, and cultural awareness guide our mission in creating the next generation of environmental leaders and responsible global citizens. You may know Sustainable Summer for bringing together… Read More

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Final Post for Costa Rica 2019

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The past few days of our trip have been amazing. Let me take you on a literary journey through all we have done at our newest location, Nosara Costa Rica. After arriving at the Playa Pelada Beach Camp Tuesday afternoon, we walked down to Playa Pelada to watch the sunset. I took this as an… Read More

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Final Updates for Costa Rica 2019

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We spent this past weekend at Rancho Mastatal exploring the area and learning about some of their practices in being more sustainable. After breakfast on Saturday we did a half hour hike to a river where we spent some time swimming and climbing rocks. We had lunch after our hike back when it started raining… Read More

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Update from Costa Rica 2019

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Here are two updates from our Costa Rica crew (no pics unfortunately due to very limited internet bandwidth): Family & Friends: Even with the vicious mosquitoes, random bouts of rain & soaked sneakers, Costa Rica has been magical! Yesterday, we started our morning with yoga. As we hoisted our partners into the air we caught… Read More

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Dartmouth Session Comes to a Close

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Well, it’s that time. Students are exchanging tear-filled farewells after two incredible weeks living and learning together. An intense “3-day Start Up” culminated with pitches on Thursday evening. Our eight teams worked hard to shape an initial idea into a minimum viable product with a “go to market” strategy. In no particular order, we had… Read More

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Costa Rica Update: Daniel’s Farm

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Today is Sunday the 21st and we went to Don Daniel Vega’s organic farm! Breakfast was amazing, as usual, and at 8:30 am off we went to build a mandala garden. We made a sun-like shape, and it only took a couple hours! While we waited for the soil to settle we each took turns… Read More

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Dartmouth Continues

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They say time flies when you’re having fun, but maybe we should say it’s hard to bee-lieve we are already past the halfway point of our program! The past couple days have been filled with birthdays, bees, and business lessons. The students have spent time this week working on group projects researching companies to learn… Read More

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