The Toppers at Sea – Climate Change Challenge – was recognized by the $100 Solution ™ for outstanding service.
Hosted by the WKU ALIVE Center, the national training center for THDS ™, the Toppers at Sea faculty-led study abroad program implemented five $100 Solution ™ projects during the summer 2014 voyage on board the MV Explorer.
Learn about the $100 Solution and the WKU ALIVE Center initiatives here.
Learn more about the Toppers at Sea program here.
A successful day at the University of Akureyri. Red towels all around. The experience reverberates everyday in our efforts to face the climate change challenge.
Our Icelandic friend succeeded in her Masters thesis defense, then graduated just a few days after sharing a portion of the Climate Change Challenge voyage with us. In the short time she spent with us, she left her (positive) mark on all.
Congratulations, Monika. We now have four great reasons to return to Iceland!
(Jacob, stop your crying.)
Toppers at Sea implemented five $100 Solutions projects. They included investing in the local community, buying a glacier in Colorado, buying carbon offsets in the name of partners, and buying a tree for the University of Akureyri. One could not have imaged how far $100 could go.
The starfish story lives on in every Voyager.
While everyone on board is a learner and a teacher, these champs led us through a Climate Change Challenge.
ann nora – doctor
barbara – doctor
The Toppers at Sea completed the Climate Change Challenge study abroad program on June 15. The group of 57 students, faculty, employees, family and friends traveled over 6,700 kilometers to eight ports in the North Atlantic aboard the MV Explorer.
We’ve been climate changed!
Jessica Colwell posted this to her wordpress. Enjoy.