If you’re a college student who cares about the environment, you should spend 5 weeks this summer with Greenpeace. Here’s why.
Year round, students from across the United States and Canada come to train with Greenpeace and learn how to tackle the most pressing environmental issues we face today through the Greenpeace Semester. We look for passionate, visionary students – and every semester, I am in awe because the students we ask to join us go above and beyond our expectations. The thing is, that’s what the Semester is all about – talking to some of the most passionate and dedicated university students and giving them the tools to succeed as change-makers.
We train students who are not only interested in environmental issues, but who are itching to learn how they can contribute in a big way to the environmental movement through community organizing, and student activism. Students like Ren Ostry, who was part of the Greenpeace Semester last fall and is back at work with the Student Network on campus.
Students apply for the Greenpeace Semester for many reasons. Sometimes they are already involved in an environmental group on campus, but it just isn’t running as effectively as it could. Other students have always been passionate about environmentalism and aren’t sure how they can become a catalyst for change. Still others are already working with the Greenpeace Student Network, and are looking to find additional training that can give their campaign the boost it needs. Whatever the reason, these students apply for the Semester because they are eager to learn how to be effective environmental leaders.
We are accepting applications for our summer and fall programs now. The deadline to apply for summer is today, March 31st – so don’t wait, apply today to join the Greenpeace Semester and learn how you can become an effective, inspiring leader on your campus.
Not a student, but know someone who would be a great fit for the Greenpeace Semester? Nominate a student today, and we will contact them to tell them more about the program!