Friday, March 16, 2012

Greenpeace Semester


I want to pass along some information about an experiential environmental program called the Greenpeace Semester.  The Greenpeace Semester is a great opportunity for you to receive training and hands-on experience in environmental advocacy, campaigning, and grassroots organizing with one of the largest global environmental organizations - and applications are being accepted for summer and fall 2012!

During the Greenpeace Semester, you will learn about pressing environmental issues, solutions, and how you can make a lasting impact.  Students learn skills including effective communication about environmental issues, working with the media, how to start a group on campus or in your community, the philosophy of non-violent direct action, and how to organize successful events that build people power and win victories for the planet.  The Greenpeace Semester prepares students to become environmental leaders and truly be the change they wish to see in the world.

Whether you are newly interested in the sustainability and activism or are already involved on your campus, the Greenpeace Semester is a great way to learn how you can have a greater impact and advocate for the issues you are passionate about.

The Greenpeace Semester has only a few spaces left in the summer and fall 2012 programs and class sizes are limited. Apply today to be the change!

Check out the application here.

For the planet,
Shalyn Pugh
Recruitment Coordinator
Greenpeace Semester


In addition to providing the best environmental leadership training for college students, the Greenpeace Semester is committed to making the program accessible for students with financial need and extraordinary drive to be organizers and advocates on their home campuses. We are excited to announce two new scholarships this year: the Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship and the Quit Coal Scholarship.  While the Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship is open to students from across the country, the Quit Coal scholarship is limited to students going to school in the states listed above.