Not only do our students get to experience a life-changing trip, we also place them on a path to career fulfillment in sustainability & give them a group to call family. These are their stories...
"Even though I'm an engineer, expressing creativity is a huge part of my personality and I spend a lot of my free time practicing art of various mediums."
"My dream is to travel to developing communities in Africa, Asia, Latin America, or wherever there is need to help establish sustainable modes of living, such as renewable energy production. I would love to be able to help fix the political and social climate in the United States in order to make sustainability a national priority, but I know there is also so much we can do outside of the U.S."
"I want to engineer technology to create a more efficient and sustainable world."
"My dream career allows me to continue working in a technical capacity and using my background as a chemical engineer to make an impact on energy systems, while still working closely with other people."
"I want help improve sustainable energy technologies and spread awareness of sustainable practices."
"I want to leave the world better than I found it. From my closest family and friends, to strangers I'll never meet. From humankind to the animal kingdom. From mountains to valleys. From oceans to deserts. I want to make the most positive impact possible, and will work to whatever lengths necessary to make it happen."
"I want to use human-centered design to solve sustainability, renewable energy, transportation and engineering problems."
"I would enjoy working for a small company helping grow a company and make a positive impact on the world. I would specifically like to work in sustainability and renewable energies."
"I have a passion for cooking and healthy eating. I'm a vegetarian, and I want to own my own food business to educate people about healthy eating and cooking."
"I have such a strong passion for preserving the environment because of this experience; it definitely has influenced my career aspirations."
"I'd like to work towards conserving the natural wonders that have inspired me so that my children's generation has the opportunity to appreciate the environment as more than an afterthought of past generations."
"As a child I always understood the importance of being a globally minded citizen, which is why I think I grew up with the desire to be apart of something bigger than myself and help others become better versions of themselves."
"Seeing the beautiful natural world has grown my desire to preserve it as much as possible."
"I have a passion for environmentalism and living sustainably and I want to make that my career."
"I want to work in a position where I can help make my community more sustainable and actually see the direct results of my work."
"I am an incredibly passionate individual for sustainability! I want to help solve the largest and most pressing issues affecting our planet."
"Having our guide paint a picture like that for us was really impactful because we were able to see how climate change was destroying the earth with our own eyes."
"I'm really passionate about the environment, public health, and helping people. I wanted to become an engineer to help create a better world for all who inhabit it."
"I make a point to take in the sustainable practices of every country I visit and try to apply it to the US."
"I want to improve the lives of others while maintaining the quality of the Earth. I want to harness the power we get naturally from the Earth for human benefit without compromising the Earth or the people, animals, and plants that inhabit it...I want to educate the people of the world and help all to live happily."