Through your donations, you provide opportunities for students to make a positive impact on the world. Seeing innovative ideas put into action—particularly those that reflect the university's commitment to civic engagement, environmentalism, and interdisciplinary education—is one of the most exciting things about being part of The New School.
The videos below show Environmental Studies students in action as interns at three New York City institutions. The Environmental Studies program would not be possible without its generous financial supporters, including John Tishman, the Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Environmental Studies student Erica Schapiro-Sakashita spent the summer of 2009 a bit differently from most college students. She interned full-time at Stone Barns, a historic working farm and education center in Tarrytown, New York, that provides food for the Manhattan farm-to-table restaurant Blue Hill.
As an Environmental Studies student, Alex Smith was interested in alternative power. He put that enthusiasm
into action in the summer of 2009, when he was one of several students
to participate in the university's field internship program.
This past summer, Environmental Studies students Ace and
Lili spent several days a week on Governors Island, the
former military base in the harbor between Manhattan and Brooklyn, creating
the island's first community garden.