The Maijuna, an indigenous group in the northeastern Peruvian Amazon, are completely dependent on their ancestral land for survival, and face the danger of losing their land to government officials, who want to build a road that would destroy almost a million acres (22% larger than Yosemite National Park) of this untouched, primary rainforest.
George Mason University is offering a host of interesting options for high school juniors and seniors who wish to spend part of their summer seeing what college has in store. The college is offering courses that will allow students to earn college credit.
Roger LeBlanc is an ESS student and is actively involved in promoting and living sustainability practices both on and off campus. Enviance hosted the Enviro March Madness tournament and Roger received one of the two Google Nexus tablets they awarded to students and Finest Four schools who go above and beyond in their campus sustainability efforts.