IES abroad offers American students an opportunity to study abroad. The Green Connection provides the environmental justice course. Here is a video showing how two of the 2015 students made a difference to some pre-schoolers.
Amercian students visiting South Africa have an opportunity to meet with local small scale fishers to hear their stories of struggle to access fishing rights
Students at the Fossil Park – www.fossilpark.org.za
Published on 21 May 2015
My partner, Elias Weinraub, and I developed a Rainwater Harvesting System in order to supplement water use at Village Todds. The water will primarily come from roof runoff, and be used for the vegetable garden and vertical garden. The Village Todds spends a lot of money on water each month, and this rainwater harvesting system goes a long way towards alleviating that expense and allows those funds to be redirected in other, more productive ways. In addition to the construction of the rainwater harvesting system, we taught the community and the students of Village Todds about the importance of water conservation, especially in an arid climate that will continue to experience increasing water pressure in the coming years, as climate change continues to affect the area.
By: Erik Better and Elias Weinraub
One of our other students from 2014 made a video which was more about having fun but is actually a great video of advertising Cape Town