College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley


November 5, 2012

Greenpeace Semester

Greenpeace Semester

Do you believe people have the power to make a difference for the environment? Do you want to learn the skills of social change? If so, check out Greenpeace’s environmental training program called the Greenpeace Semester. The Greenpeace Semester, located in Washington D.C., is a great opportunity for you to work on environmental issues you care about, side-by-side with environmental advocates, and get hands-on experience and training in environmental advocacy, creative and strategic campaigning, and grassroots organizing – and applications are now being accepted for spring 2013.

During the Greenpeace Semester, participants learn about some of the most pressing environmental problems and how to have a greater impact in the local and global community. Workshops include campaign strategy, in-depth briefings on critical issues, working with the media, how to recruit and train volunteers, using social media for a cause, and organizing successful events. Nearly 400 students have participated to truly be the change they wish to see in the world.

Whether you're newly interested in sustainability or you are already involved on campus, the Greenpeace Semester is a great way to learn from one of the largest global environmental organizations and work on issues that you really care about. It’s also a great experience to have under your belt if you’re interested in pursuing environmental work or social change as a profession.

Scholarships are available and many students receive course credit for the program. Check out the application here.

For the planet,

Mary Sweeters

Greenpeace Semester