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...
"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 use human-centered design to solve sustainability, renewable energy, transportation and engineering problems."
"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 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."
"My GREEN Program trip to Iceland really was the most influential experience for me in choosing to continue down the path of environmental policy as a career choice."
"Education is the most important tool we have against climate change, the more educated people are, the more likely they are to make a positive difference."
"When I realized I could positively impact the world and help solve its' technical problems, I knew this was the career for me."
"I want to help people use Earth`s resources more efficiently and in lesser amounts. More, specifically, I aspire to contribute to the creation of food systems which bolster food security, preserve ecosystem services for future generations, and provide jobs."
"I want to protect the environment through political activism, writing, and international climate change policy. Overall, I want to do as much good for the cause as possible."