Education abroad. Redefined. Reinvented. TGP creates short-term, experiential education for our world's most pressing issues in sustainable development.
The GREEN Program (TGP) serves to bridge the gap between traditional textbook learning and career development for positive change through our short-term, accredited, experiential education programs abroad. With the launch of the SDGs, we are fusing the UN’s 17 Global Goals framework with The GREEN Program’s model to continue exposing students to sustainability challenges and initiatives around the world.
Education abroad. Redefined. Reinvented. TGP creates short-term, experiential education for our world's most pressing issues in sustainable development.
Mission: Short-term, experiential education for our world's most pressing issues in sustainable development.
Really great to see two of our program destinations (Iceland & Japan) listed here!
gooverseas.com Ready to find the right study abroad destination for you? Explore Countries Study Abroad How to Pick Where to Study Abroad as an LGBTQIA+ Student Laura Carroll Topic Expert Laura is a writer and international development professional based in the Washington, DC area. She has lived, worked, and studi...
Daydreaming of Iceland in July 💭🏔🌿
Limited spots left for our next trips to Iceland this December & January! Apply today: https://thegreenprogram.com/programs/iceland
#IndependenceDay is celebrated this weekend in the US and our team thought it would be fun to let you know how TGP's program destinations celebrate their Independence Days!
🇳🇵Nepal Republic Day | May 28th, Commemorates the ending of the 240-year reign of the Shah kings & declaration of Nepal as a Republic in 2008
🇵🇪 Las Fiestas Patrias, Perú | July 28-29th, on the first is the day General San Martin declared Perú independent from Spain in 1821. The following day celebrates the official establishment of the Republic of Perú
🇮🇸 Icelandic National Day | June 17, a celebration of independence from the Danish crown in 1944
🇯🇵 Japanese National Day | February 11th, recognizes the 660 BC ascension of Jimmu, the first Emperor of Japan, to the throne, establishing the foundation of the nation
How is your country celebrating its Independence Day?
Really proud to see our "Learn Now, Travel Later" program models for Iceland and Peru listed in Go Overseas's Top 8 Virtual Study Abroad Programs! 👏
"The GREEN Program provides a fantastic combination of both virtual and in-person experiences, and lets you start boosting your career now, without waiting for travel to be more accessible."
Learn more and apply -
Iceland (learn in August 2020, travel in Dec 2020): https://thegreenprogram.com/programs/icelandsummer2020
Peru (learn in August 2020, travel in Jan 2021): https://thegreenprogram.com/programs/peruaug2020
gooverseas.com Virtual study abroad programs offer students flexible and low-cost alternatives compared to traditional study abroad. Explore why virtual study abroad may be right for you!
"Japan’s resilience in the face of a devastating pandemic is one reason why it’s now exporting its medical and healthcare expertise to other countries."
It is great to see how our program destinations manage the coronavirus. TGP is looking forward to returning to Japan next May!
forbes.com Japan has been credited with containing the COVID-19 pandemic, and many observers have questioned how it was done.
This act will require the state’s largest utilities to deliver electricity from 100% renewable sources by 2045 👏
renewableenergyworld.com Virginia is seeking to improve its impact on the environment with the Virginia Clean Economy Act. This act requires the state’s largest utilities to deliver electricity from 100% renewable sources by 2045 and includes a timeline for closing down old fossil fuel plants. Dominion, Virginia’s large...
A Volvo Cars factory in China hit a huge book mark in their 2025 carbon-neutral goal!
cleantechnica.com Volvo Cars continues its march towards being a carbon-neutral manufacturing company by 2025 with a 100% renewable powered factory in China.
TGP Iceland Alumna Heather Clifford researched the history of climate change through ice cores with a team of scientists in Nepal!
Tune in to see her in the “Expedition Everest” documentary which will be premiered on the National Geographic channel tonight at 10pm (et).
nationalgeographic.com Watch Expedition Everest video clips from the latest episodes of Nat Geo TV'S Expedition Everest free online. Catch behind the scenes moments and more!
TGP JAPAN • Disaster Mitigation & Nuclear go Renewable Transitions 🇯🇵 // NOW ENROLLING: May 23 - June 1, 2021 ✈️
💡 Learn about Japan’s energy policies, natural resource legislation & the technology behind Japan’s nuclear & renewable energy systems
🏭 Gain top secret access & private tours into the Japan Atomic Agency, Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, and more!
🏞 Immerse yourself in Japanese culture through adventure & cultural excursions
SPOTS ARE LIMITED & fill on a first-come, first-serve basis. Apply today: https://thegreenprogram.com/programs/japan
Each year on this day, Cusco holds its largest celebration of the year - Inti Raymi, or the Festival of the Sun, to honor the Incan sun god & commemorate the winter solstice of the Andes Mountains 🏔☀️
Although this year’s celebration has been made virtual due to COVID-19, we still celebrate the new year & the vibrant indigenous culture and history of #Perú
Inti Raymi is the Festival of the Sun, which coincides with the winter solstice and harvest time. The ceremony takes place in Sacsayhuaman, Cusco, with a dis...
Iceland’s government has set the goal of making the country carbon neutral by 2040 👏
icelandreview.com Iceland’s Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir presented the government’s updated climate action plan today. Its 48 actions are projected to bring down Iceland’s carbon emissions by 35% by the year 2030, a bigger drop than the country’s international agreements call for. Iceland’s governme...
Created by strong women, and led by strong women - TGP is celebrating #internationalwomeninengineeringday and raising the profile of the outstanding women engineers that are a part of our network. Over 50% of TGP's 3,000+ participants are women, and over 54% of those women are students or young professionals of engineering disciplines. TGP Alumni are working for the leading innovative companies such as Tesla, NASA, GE, and NREL 👩🏾🔧
We are SO proud to provide hands-on field experiences where women are encouraged to grow within the engineering sector 💡
“Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them” - Maya Angelou
Hopefully the first of many!
globalcitizen.org New Jersey announced it will now require all public schools in the state to teach climate change to students in kindergarten through 12th grade.
In celebration of Juneteenth, TGP has curated this list of 19 leaders who are paving the way for a diverse energy economy and sustainable future that our world needs 💡✊🏿
thegreenprogram.com This Juneteenth, TGP has curated a list to highlight and celebrate black business and governmental leaders who are paving the way for a diverse energy economy and sustainable future that our world needs.
TGP's latest virtual event "Impactful Connections:
Network for Sustainable Careers" (https://thegreenprogram.com/event/impactful-connections) brought together a diverse set of #sustainability leaders from all over the world. Incredible conversations and connections were made - we were really excited to see future GREEN participants and TGP Alumni come together. We can't wait to do this again!
Thank you to our GREEN Industry Mentors Prateek Srivastava, Arriman Makmoen, and Iqra Ahmed for your support in this event!
Our office will be closed tomorrow in observance of #Juneteenth, the day all Americans became free. Take this time to learn more about the history and holiday.
Here are two places to take action:
1) Sign the Black Lives Matter Global Network petition to Make #Juneteenth a National Holiday (https://actionnetwork.org/forms/2006_email_blm_juneteenth)✊🏾 and
2) Sign up and participate in a weekend of action 6/19 - 6/21 with events across the nation that support the Black community (https://map.sixnineteen.com/?source=web_module)
#HappyPrideMonth 🌈 You might remember Pattie Gonia from our Earth Week Panel Series!
"Pride as a concept means no matter who you are we all have closets to come out of. We all need to accept who we are and celebrate the humans we are. It’s not going to be this pretty process. There will be beauty yes, but it comes with grit, too. What I find interesting about the outdoors is that there’s a lot of people drawn to it because of a “coming out” process. They flee to nature and to the outdoors to find who they truly are. I think that’s why people are really drawn to the outdoors- because they can actually be themselves. And when you are your truest self it allows others to do the same."
tetongravity.com This June we're exploring what Pride means in the context of the outdoors. To kick things off we sat down with drag queen and advocate Pattie Gonia. Pattie Gonia photo.
Count us in 😍🇦🇽
travelandleisure.com A new lagoon, called Sky Lagoon, will be located in Kársnes Harbour, Kópavogur, just a few minutes from Reykjavik and will not only give visitors a place to relax and rejuvenate, but also offer incredible sights of the Atlantic ocean, as well as truly stunning sunsets, views of the Northern Lights...
"Environmental injustice is not a single issue. Rather, it’s a constellation of issues including discrimination in housing, jobs, and healthcare."
grist.org The words ‘I can’t breathe’ have added meaning for polluted black communities.
Meet GREEN Industry Mentor Arriman Makmoen - Business Development Subsector Coordinator for Tipatra, one of the longest-standing national Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) companies in Indonesia 💡 | TGP Iceland ‘16 Alumnus
Arri received his Masters in Engineering Management from Cornell University & is working on diversifying Tipatra’s business by handling geothermal, biomass, wind and solar power projects ☀️⚡️♻️ "Geothermal Guy" is his middle name, as geothermal power is Arri’s main focus for developing Tripatra's business in renewable energy, after a long history of oil & gas development 🌐
Meet GREEN Industry Mentor Prateek Srivastava - Structural Engineer at B. Thayer Associates & Secretary at Engineers without Borders NYC | TGP Iceland ‘18 ✈️
Prateek received his Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University💡Having been involved in the field of #sustainability, he is one of the 2017 JUST scholars awarded by the International Living Future Institute, Seattle, and also a 2017 Grand Challenge Scholar awarded by the White House. He is also secretary of the EWB NY Professional Chapter and is elated to be part of a cohort of great minds aiming towards helping the communities and building a sustainable #environment for the upcoming generations 🌐
TGP Alumni are leading the way! If you signed up for our Virtual Networking event tomorrow (https://thegreenprogram.com/event/impactful-connections), you will be meeting Prateek 🙌
Arthell Isom and his twin brother, Darnell Isom have brought black storytellers into the world of anime
blackenterprise.com Arthell Isom and his twin brother Darnell are the co-founders of D'ART Shtajio, a 2-D animation studio situated in Tokyo creating Japanese anime infused with American culture
Take time to learn about (and donate to, if you have the means) these transformative black-led and black-focused organizations:
thegreencities.com Black-run nonprofits are allocated fewer resources than White-led ones, according to a 2016 report commissioned by the Philadelphia African American Leadership Forum. Because of this disparity, bla…
TGP Alumna Meredith Holland wrote up this fantastic blog about the intersections of environmental justice and racism; highlighting some of the many ways in which people of color face a disproportionate impact of environmental hazards, and how there is unequal representation in environmental policy making.
sustainablymer.com Source: @greengirlleah on Instagram I have been a little MIA recently. I took a break from my normal posting across social media and my blog, and fully absorbed all that has been going on around me. I checked in with myself and my subconscious, reflected, and sat in some pretty uncomfortable truths....
We are thrilled to announce that The GREEN Program has been chosen as a finalist for The PIEoneer Awards 2020 - "Sustainability International Impact Award" by The PIE (Professionals in International Education)! 🎊🎉
"The PIEoneer Awards are the only global awards that celebrate innovation and achievement across the whole of the international education industry. The PIEoneer Awards recognises organisations who are pushing professional standards, evolving their engagement or redefining the international student experience." Congratulations to our fellow finalists!
#PIEoneers20 #internationaleducation #sustainability #impact
Normally this season, a cohort of 200+ new GREENies would be heading to #Iceland, #Peru, #Nepal and #Japan to work together toward progressive #sustainability goals and #climate resilience. They would be touring the world's leading #renewableenergy facilities, and partaking on adventure excursions where the effects of #climatechange are seen first-hand. While we wait travel again, enjoy this throwback video of The GREEN Program experience!
NOW ENROLLING: Winter 2020-2021, Spring & Summer 2021
Iceland "Renewable Energy Innovation & Sustainability"
Peru "Water Resource Management & Sustainability Practices"
Japan "Disaster Mitigation & Nuclear to Renewable Transitions"
Nepal "Microgrid Systems for Rural Development"
*Iceland & Peru also offer modified program schedules for Summer 2020. See https://thegreenprogram.com/programs/icelandsummer2020 & https://thegreenprogram.com/programs/peruaug2020
APPLY TODAY: thegreenprogram.com/apply
NEW VIDEO LAUNCH!
Education abroad. Redefined. Reinvented.
At the GREEN Program (TGP), we know experience is invaluable. While textbook knowledge and classroom environments are traditional, working methods for learning, it’s simply not enough. There is something to be said for having the opportunity to get up close and personal with your academics, interests, and passions: it is a critical step that is missing from academics.
Our 10-day, accredited, and career-focused programs are catered to students who are opportunity seekers and 'student-preneurs' - they are curious about the world and seek opportunities to adventure, break outside of their comfort zones, and stand out amongst their peers as global citizens.
We use the world as our classroom and strive to give meaning and purpose to education, adventure, and life.
Now Enrolling: Winter, Spring, and Summer Break:
Iceland: Renewable Energy & Sustainability
Japan: Disaster Mitigation & Nuclear to Renewable Transitions
Peru: Water Resource Management & Sustainable Practices
Join the adventure: www.thegreenprogram.com/apply
For more information, please visit: www.thegreenprogram.com
Video editing by: Alex Routh
The time is now to examine the ways the Black Lives Matter movement and environmentalism are linked.
vogue.com As a Black environmentalist, I’ve long wondered: Why is fighting for my humanity considered an optional or special add-on to climate justice?
With safety as a top priority, TGP has transitioned our Iceland Summer programs to a "Learn Now, Travel Later" model with virtual classes in August, followed by travel to Iceland in December.
📣 APPLY TODAY: only 10 spots left for the August Iceland Modified Program. Deadline to enroll ends July 31st! thegreenprogram.com/apply
Here is some feedback we've received:
“So far, the course work has been great! Lectures are very interesting, readings are relevant and complementary, and I am overall very impressed with how well the material is put together.” - Adam L.
"The class has been great so far. I really love that slides of the lectures that are provided, so I can follow along or highlight a print out of the lectures. Thus far everything is clear, accessible, and available for me!" - Valerie P.
thegreenprogram.com Creating new and safe options for your education abroad. A modified program schedule and experience you'll love.
Education abroad. Redefined. Reinvented. Founded in 2009, The GREEN Program (TGP) is an award-winning, experiential education program focused on our world’s most pressing issues in sustainable development.
As students, we were faced with the lack of real-world experiences and training in our education. So we created The GREEN Program to be a meaningful educational experience that provides hands-on, global experiences at the fraction of the time and cost of traditional study abroad.
We provide short-term, accredited programs in our world's epicenters of sustainability. By using the world as our classroom, our model expertly balances university accredited course work, exclusive industry access, and bucket-list adventures. We specialize in providing access to leading industry facilities, from Iceland’s largest geothermal facility to Fukushima’s disaster zones and nuclear power plants.
Beyond our program experience, we are one of the only program providers to offer leadership and career development opportunities after students return home. In fact, 95% of TGP alumni stay engaged in sustainability efforts and have gone on to work for forward-thinking companies such as NASA, Tesla, SpaceX, and more.
Since 2009, we have traveled with more than 3,200 interdisciplinary student leaders and young professionals from 400+ universities and 70 countries around the world. Our programs provide hands-on, global experiences at the fraction of the time and cost of traditional study abroad. Our cohorts are challenged to solve real-world sustainability challenges in the form of innovative business solutions. So far, our team has facilitated the development of more than 800 of these Capstone Projects.
Learn more at thegreenprogram.com/about
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