$100 solution

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.

toppers at sea team


Monika Stephensdottir Success

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!

Monika success


(Jacob, stop your crying.)

$100 Solution

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.

sea $100

akureyri tree

Phelps tree akureyri