This trip explores eastern North Carolina as you’ve never seen it before: through the lens of sustainability, justice, service and action. On this week-long journey through the Cape Fear River Basin, students will learn about some of the most challenging environmental issues impacting the state of North Carolina and its residents. From downstream water quality and hazardous waste contamination to the impacts of eastern North Carolina’s concentrated animal feeding operations, trip participants will explore complex sustainability challenges and meet everyday people fighting for environmental justice in their communities. This trip is about listening to stories, seeing impacts firsthand and reflecting on how you can champion causes important to you.
“I applied to go on the Environmental Justice ASB trip on a whim, and I am SO glad that I did. I learned so much about myself, particularly about where my passions truly lie. Over the coarse of the week spent in Eastern North Carolina, I learned about the injustices that rural communities – especially those with populations primarily made up of people of color – face on an everyday basis. These people simply don’t have the economic resources to fight back injustices such as corporations dumping chemical waste in their communities. I would have never known that these injustices existed in my very own state had I not gone on this trip.” – Kaitlin B.
- Trip dates: March 4-11, 2017
- Location: Eastern NC
- Approximate cost: $450-$600
- Trip cost covers transportation, housing, and meals