Environmental Leadership Academy
Sustainable Summer’s Environmental Leadership Academy in Brooklyn, New York enables the next generation of environmental leaders to engage in sustainability inquiry and action.
In this Summer Program in Brooklyn, New York…
- You’ll tackle challenging academic concepts in a college-level sustainability course and develop your communication, critical thinking, and action planning skills in our leadership institute
- You’ll participate in site visits to sustainable businesses and renewable energy projects, and enjoy guest lectures from leading sustainability experts
- You’ll live in a residence hall in Brooklyn’s Clinton Hill neighborhood with other environmentally-minded high school students
- You’ll experience Brooklyn’s world class arts and culture in one of the cities most picturesque and vibrant neighborhoods
Brooklyn has rapidly evolved from a geographic place name into an international brand, commonly appended to food stuffs and other artisanal items intended to invoke a sense of hip and cool. Less noteworthy amid the hype is Brooklyn’s role as an incubator of countless urban sustainability innovations. Brooklyn also happens to be our home, and we want to take students beyond the trendy and into an exploration of the City of the Future with Brooklyn and NYC as our classroom.
Through a series of workshops and guest speakers, participants will learn about urban farming, design processes, computational modeling and other topics. We’ll visit and learn from rooftop farmers, biotech engineers, green architects, and other innovative companies, as well as city planners, transportation experts, and policy analysts. Contact us to find out more.