Now in its 8thyear, The GREEN Program offers short-term education and work experience placements to university students who are dedicated to working in the field of sustainable development. With locations available in four continents, the program is designed to offer high potential students with the opportunity to learn new skills in a new environment, while contributing to schemes that are making a real impact on some of the world’s most challenging issues.
In 2017 The GREEN Program launched its scholarship initiative, with the aim of making the program available to students who would not otherwise be able to afford to take part. The Happold Foundation has partnered with The Green Programme to offer scholarships to exceptional students who show promise in the built environment sector.
We have recently helped three students with scholarship funding so that they can go on one of TGP’s education abroad experiences. As well as being academically excellent, each of our three students have shown their dedication to both the built environment and bettering our world with their contributions to organisations and groups outside of their studies.
Our Happold Foundation GREEN Program Scholars
Tymber Felts, an International Studies undergraduate from North Carolina State University, has recently returned from the Renewable and Sustainable Energy program in Iceland. As the world’s greenest country, Iceland offers an unprecedented view into the field of renewable and sustainable energy. The program ideally suits Tymber’s interest in global sustainability and development.
Electrical Engineering student Ramon Crespo joined the Disaster Mitigation & Nuclear to Renewable Transitions program in Japan in March. Ramon is a board member and media coordinator for the Power and Energy Society at his University. Originally from Panama, Ramon is on a mission to learn a much as he can and gain critical experiences in order to create a micro-grid program for impoverished communities with limited access to power in his home country.
Camille McCall, an Environmental Engineering PhD student at Michigan State University, is getting ready to go to Peru to take part in the Resource Management & Sustainable Practices program. The program aligns well with Camille’s focus areas for her career, which are to promote change, advocate for those whose voices go unheard, and reach out and educate others about the impacts we have on our environment and people.