Impact Stories

Every year, SCA provides training, tools and projects that place motivated teens and young adults in the field to effect changes great and small. How do we measure the effects? Sometimes its through decreased CO2 levels or by the tons of trash collected or in the number of trees planted. Our success is also measured by the lessons learned, the perspective gained and the lives we transform—today and into the future. Often when the SCA project is over, the success story is just beginning. Take a look at some of our most recent accomplishments.

Follow Me: SCA member blogs from the field

I drop my backpack on the floor, kick off my shoes, grab my

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Among the waste reduction projects I worked on at Zephyr Cove, my favorite was working on food waste. I knew...
At the beginning of my internship ARAMARK brought all of the SCA Sustainability Interns to Philadelphia for an orientation to...

 

Stories from the Field: SCA's Blog

How SCA is making a difference

SCA volunteers in New York City don’t take the summer off.

This Saturday, 80 volunteers...

SCA’s Sandy Recovery crews wrapped up their first week on the job with an Environmental Education Day on Randall’s Island...
This week, 118 high school students are headed into the field in New York City and New Jersey to help...

Alumni Stories

Where will SCA take you?

SCA Alumni Council Leah Duran ( pictured below) writes about the REI-led stand-up paddle boarding class recently held at Richmond...
Yellowstone National Park contains more than 1,100 miles of trail and among the most impressive is the one blazed by Dr. Mary Meagher. A first-year SCA alumna (Olympic NP, ‘57), Mary is widely credited with paving the way for women scientists in the park service. “Agencies did not hire women at that time, at least with my training and interests,” she says. “That’s just how things were.”
Great ways to celebrate Earth Day can include a walk in the park, attending a local Earth Day event, or...
“My dad is the driving force behind my desire to serve the planet. He was the one who took me to my first National Park…”

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