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5 Ways Dartmouth College is a Sustainability Leader


We are really excited to be able to run our Environmental Leadership Academy at Dartmouth College. We think it’s a really unique way for high school students interested in sustainability to explore that interest, enhance their understanding of the subject matter, develop an idea for a sustainability initiative, and have a lot of fun while […]

High School Film Intern Wanted


Summer Film Internship in Ecuador for One Lucky High School Student Sustainable Summer (www.sustainablesummer.org) is accepting applications for a film intern to direct and shoot a series of short videos about our summer program in Ecuador for high school students. Sustainable Summer is an environmental study abroad program that teaches high school students about sustainability. […]

Why Send Your Teen on an Environmental Leadership Program?


There are dozens of different varieties of summer enrichment programs on the market for high school students, from language and cultural immersion to adventure travel and service learning, so why should you send your teen on an environmental leadership program this summer? Here at Sustainable Summer, we believe there are few things more important than […]

Earth Day Sustainability News


As we approach Earth Day 2013, I thought it would be a fun idea to share some of the sustainability news that has caught my attention in the last couple of months. I get most of my news from the NYTimes and NPR. The Times is more heavily represented here because it is just a […]

New York State of Mind


The New York Times reports that officials in New York City are already contemplating major investments to mitigate damage from future weather events like “Superstorm” Sandy that threaten the city’s infrastructure, which are expected to occur with greater frequency due to climate change. First of all, if cities worldwide recognize the threat of global climate […]

The Political Dimensions of Sustainability


Too often when people think about the concept of sustainability it is associated with ‘the environment’ or some related idea, like climate change. But the environmental consequence of non-sustainable behavior are symptoms of economic and social causes. Similarly, when we think about specific environmental problems, we (the proverbial ‘we’ as in ‘global society’) tend to […]

What We Talk About When We Talk About Sustainability


Anytime a movement gains traction within a culture, it develops its own vocabulary, and as those key words and phrases become increasingly widespread, their meaning often becomes blurred.  In the late nineties, as Silicon Valley was positively exploding, there pre-fixes ‘e,’ ‘i,’ ‘techno’ and ‘cyber’ seemed to pop-up in the unlikeliest of places.  I worked […]