My highlight of the program was definitely the people there. Being in an environment where everyone was interested in the same environmental sustainability but also from extremely unique backgrounds allowed for very insightful points of view and healthy conversation on these topics. Our group was able to bond extremely well over these issues and I definitely have made life long friends out of just two weeks. Even the counselors/directors were actively involved in getting to know the students. I have never been to a more welcoming community.
Sustainable Summer also showed me that I don’t necessarily need to major in Environmental Studies if I want to continue to pursue sustainability, but instead, I can major in other fields and bring my new sustainability knowledge into fields that currently do not have people with the environment as a focus.