During the 2012 NAFSA Conference and Expo, the GoAbroad Team was pleased to announce the winners of the 2012 Innovation Awards. As part of a continued effort to recognize the hard work and dedication this year’s nominees, GoAbroad will be sharing individual features of the 2012 GoAbroad Innovation Awards finalists over the coming weeks. This week, we are thrilled to bring you the Innovation in Sustainability finalists!
Please join us in congratulating the following Finalist of the Innovation in Sustainability Award:
The Center for Ecological Living and Learning (CELL)
The Center for Ecological Living and Learning (CELL) inspires college students to believe that a sustainable world is possible and that one life (their life) can, indeed, make a big difference in the world. CELL’s programs focus on a theme of “sustainability through community” and they empower students to “be the change they wish to see in the world.” At the completion of a semester program in East Africa, the Middle East, Iceland, or Central America, students return home and take a leadership role in making a difference in their campuses and home communities through the implementation of sustainability action plans that students develop during the semester program.
CELL’s curriculum focuses on a theme of “sustainability through community,” and students learn that in order to understand what sustainability is all about, we need to understand holistically the social, environmental, economic, and health and well being dimensions of what it means to live sustainably. This holistic approach to sustainability permeates everything CELL does and teaches.