Environment & Community Action
Fuel your passion for restoring the natural world through projects that preserve the habitats that wildlife and humans alike depend on.
Change Your World
Are you passionate about preserving the natural world so that future generations can thrive?
- Volunteer alongside organizations that are doing important work in the field
- Recycle and repurpose scraps and litter for use in sustainable construction projects that benefit the community
- Unlike typical outdoors summer camps for teens, learn about issues related to the environment, such as climate change, human security and sustainable living
- Choose the ecosystem you'll be a part of protecting and preserving, including forests, islands and oceans
GLA Environment & Community Action Programs
In a northern Dominican community where many Haitian families have resettled, environmental factors are key to their health and well-being. Constructing bottle buildings is one unique way to combine environmental sustainability with public service that has an impact on these families. Students on this program will also see the effects of climate change on a vital river and engage in a reforestation project.
Students on this program will have the opportunity to contribute to important sustainability projects in Costa Rica's rainforest and dry forest ecosystems. They'll also plant trees, cut trails in a National Park and learn firsthand what it's like to have an environmentally-focused career at a biological research station in the heart of the jungle.
Water is essential for the survival of all life, and there is no source of water with a greater impact than the ocean. Students on this program will see how gray water runoff pollutes the Pacific Ocean, and impacts the community of Bahia Ballena. Learn to be a guardian of the ocean as you work on projects such as building a water filtration system and contributing to coastal recycling initiatives.
Voyage to beautiful Fiji, where you’ll learn to protect its abundant ocean life and discover an ancient island culture.