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Answers to Your Questions About Covid-19 (Coronavirus)
Answers to Your Questions About Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

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LAST UPDATED: May 8th, 2020 Sustainable Summer has cancelled all in-person 2020 programs due to the coronavirus. We are offering online versions of some of our programs and are currently accepting applications from prospective students. Please email info@sustinablesummer.org with any additional questions. What disruption do you anticipate due to the coronavirus outbreak? We had summer… Read More

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Program Guide to Costa Rica: A Student Perspective

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Hi, I’m Hannah! I spent last summer with Sustainable Summer, both in Brooklyn, NY and Costa Rica. I chose these two programs for the incredibly different learning opportunities they offer. Here are my thoughts on Costa Rica! What is special about the Costa Rica program? Traveling to Costa Rica with Sustainable Summer was different than… Read More

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Program Guide to Brooklyn: A Student Perspective

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Hi, I’m Hannah! I spent last summer with Sustainable Summer, both in Brooklyn, NY and Costa Rica. I chose these two programs for the incredibly different learning opportunities they offer, and for perspectives on both urban and rural sustainability initiatives. Here’s my take on Brooklyn! So, what is the Brooklyn program all about? The Sustainable… Read More

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Program Guide to Dartmouth: A Student Perspective

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Hi, I’m Watts! I participated in Sustainable Summer in 2019, at Dartmouth for the program Entrepreneurship and the Environment. I live in Colorado, but I’m graduating high school this spring, and then I’ll be heading to Connecticut for college. I’m going to Yale to study Environmental Engineering and Economics. My participation in Sustainable Summer helped… 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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