Why Every Environmentalist Should Study Abroad

As you look over GreenLink, this new website with a unique mix of offerings, you may wonder why we have built a site with a major section that focuses on study abroad programs related to the environment. Why study the environment abroad? It’s a good question. Most students who study abroad find that it enrichesContinue reading “Why Every Environmentalist Should Study Abroad”

Biogas: Bringing Small-Scale Renewable Energy to Rural Palestine

As our 12 American friends boarded a flight from Amman back to Boston, Ezra and I turned toward the West Bank, ready to implement the planned final stage of our journey. We had spent the last 11 weeks on a whirlwind travel study tour that brought us through Israel, Palestine, and Jordan studying peace andContinue reading “Biogas: Bringing Small-Scale Renewable Energy to Rural Palestine”

The Value of a Natural Moment

A couple of weeks ago, I got to hike through the beautiful desert of Wadi Rum in southern Jordan. My friends and I hiked through sand for eight hours the first day, slept under the full moon, and climbed a rock mountain the second day. At one point during the trip, our tour guide askedContinue reading “The Value of a Natural Moment”

The Other Side of the Fence: Israeli Settlements In Perspective

“I’d prefer you call it a village, not a settlement,” our host requested.  “I think if you just call us ‘settlers’ it’s kind of dehumanizing,” he explained. A few minutes earlier, this American-Israeli father had invited a group of 15 American students and adults into his home.  He lives in the village of Efrat, whichContinue reading “The Other Side of the Fence: Israeli Settlements In Perspective”

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