Group photo of the Greenpeace Semester offices on Sept 13th, 2012
Meet Ellen, Karina, Hannah, Kris, Kaitlynd, Paulina, Drew, and Rachel. They are the class this fall for the Greenpeace Semester, Greenpeace's activist training program for young leaders.
They come from many different places, from Tennessee to Ohio to Oregon to Baja, Mexico. They are all united in their passion and commitment to being part of the solution to the world's environmental problems, to challenging themselves to learn some of the fundamental skills of activism and then bring their new knowledge back to their communities.
And boy, are they ready.
Says Ellen, "A semester with Greenpeace will give me an inside look at what to prepare for in terms of my future career. I want to save forests, end nuclear power, protect endangered animals, reduce our carbon footprint, advocate sustainability, rid the world of toxic chemicals, and put an end to global warming!"
Stay tuned for more about this class; they'll be doing great things this fall.
Want to join the Greenpeace Semester? Applications are being accepted for spring - apply early to receive $100 off tuition.
Mary Sweeters is a Climate and Energy Campaigner with Greenpeace USA. She works to fight the undue influence of the oil industry in solidarity with communities affected by oil extraction, pollution, and climate change, and to advocate for a just transition to a clean energy economy. She is from Sonoma, California.