Month: July 2018

How does your garden grow?

SIT went even greener this year with the installation of a solar panel array on its Vermont campus. The project was funded by $100,000 in grants from Windham Regional Commission’s renewable energy grant program enabled by Vermont’s Clean Energy Development Fund. The solar project, undertaken in partnership with Putney, Vt.-based…

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From Vermont to Rwanda and beyond: A conversation with SIT alum Jesse Routte

Smiling man in business suit sits at computer

Jesse Routte is a man with a plan. A lot of plans, actually. Routte is the original force behind Three Stones Consulting, a Rwanda-based nonprofit that works to position NGOS for success in a country that itself represents a compelling success story.

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Activism on film

It started as a joking suggestion. Why not, said Hayley Stuart, Courtney Blackmer-Reynolds, and Shaya Christensen, make an all-women documentary? The three were students with SIT Bolivia: Multiculturalism, Globalization, and Social Change in fall 2014, studying documentary filmmaking.

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SIT helps Mapuche delegates attend Protecting Mother Earth conference

Recently, SIT International Honors Program Human Rights staff in Chile led a fundraising effort to send a delegation of indigenous Mapuche leaders to the Protecting Mother Earth Conference near Seattle, Washington. “At SIT, we talk a lot about reciprocity, and the importance of building meaningful two-way relationships with our host communities. … Now it’s…

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