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    Smith Precollege Summer Programs – Sustainable Futures: Sustaining Positivity in an Age of Climate Anxiety

    Smith Precollege Summer Programs – Sustainable Futures: Sustaining Positivity in an Age of Climate Anxiety

    Details

    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Destination: United States
    • Program Delivery: Residential, Online
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: June
    • Session Length: Two Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Girls Only
    • Category: Academic
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
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    Overview

    The Sustainable Futures: Sustaining Positivity in an Age of Climate Anxiety program provides students with opportunities to hear from and engage with a variety of people working toward environmentally just and sustainable futures—farmers, activists, artists and naturalists. Join like-minded individuals who believe in the possibility of positive change and want to come together to shape a different tomorrow.

    How do activists, organizers, change agents and everyday individuals who value the health of environmental systems maintain their work? It can be difficult enough to sustain positivity in so-called normal times, let alone during a global pandemic, during politically turbulent times, and during frequent reminders of a climate crisis.

    By analyzing existing systems and attitudes that have contributed to global climate crises, by participating in socially and environmentally focused work, and by developing skills to cultivate healthier human-nature relationships, we aim to inspire and educate students to act within their own communities toward sustainable futures.

    Through a series of guest lectures and discussions with farmers, activists, educator and artists, as well as through our own discussions, reading and writings, we will consider “sustainability” beyond the sustainability of environmental and human systems to include the sustainability of our work, of our hope for the future, of our commitment to creating positive change.

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