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Planting Trees In Siberia

This is the first in a series of guest posts by Naomi Shafer from Clowns Without Borders. When I was 18, I did a volunteer program to plant trees...in Siberia. For context, Siberia has 20 percent of the earth’s forests, and 60 percent of the boreal forest in the...

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Building Service Into Curriculum

This is a guest post by student Sydney who went to an unusual high school that emphasized service learning. For my middle and high school years, I attended a school founded on the principles of global engagement, purposeful living, and ethical responsibility. Service...

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PlayPumps: When Good Intentions Go Bad

This is a guest article by Learning Service Intern Kayley Gould, on how even large well-funded development projects can fail if they don't prioritize learning. This past spring, I took an Environmental Anthropology course focused on environmental justice and water...

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This is Not the Time for Facebook Activism

This is a guest post by Sushil Babu Chhetri. I am writing to you from the western part of Nepal, one the most remote and most disadvantaged regions of the country, and also my birthplace. Since I saw the situation with the Covid-19 pandemic unfolding across the world,...

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