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Have you been following the volcano eruptions in Iceland? The photo above was taken by Iceland School of Energy students!

April 2021

We want to start by acknowledging the recent and continued spike in hate crimes against the AAPI community. As an Asian-American led organization, we are calling on our community to come together in solidarity to speak out against the rising tide of anti-Asian violence and xenophobia.

During these times, it is critical to channel frustration into action. We will never be able to achieve a sustainable future without equality and justice for all. Please see TGP’s official statement to #StopAsianHate and our Resource Library for Advocacy & Intersectionality: Fighting Racism & Injustice.

To the AAPI community, we hear you, we support you, and we will speak up for you.

-The GREEN Program Team

Updates & Announcements


Advancing Mission #4.7: Education for Sustainable Development & Global Citizenship
Thank you to everyone who joined this week’s Global Sustainability Expo! We hope you found it empowering to hear from speakers such as the Director of Iceland School of Energy, the Founder of Arctic Innovation Lab, and our faculty and alumni who continue to lead the way in climate action. Learn more and sign up for April’s Expo here.

Raising the Platforms of Women in STEM
In celebration of Women’s History Month, TGP featured various alumna who are leaders in renewable energy and engineering on our social media platforms. We are proud that 52% of TGP alumna are engineering majors or professionals, paving the way for a more sustainable future.

TGP’s Founder and CEO Melissa Lee was featured on Global Engineering Future’s panel of female leaders across the world who are championing sustainable development.

Upcoming Events


TGP’s Global Sustainability Expo | April 29th | RSVP
This virtual expo will allow students, faculty, and sustainability professionals to explore TGP’s location specific sessions and learn from global professionals in sustainability. Meet TGP’s international team members, and gain local insights into real-world sustainability challenges around the world today.

A Masters Degree for the Planet | Apply Today
Applications are now open for the 2021-2022 cohort of TGP’s Masters Degree with Antioch University – M.S. in International Sustainable Development & Climate Change. *Application Extended. Apply by April 20th, 2021.

Program Updates & Restarting Travel Survey


As TGP is gearing up to restart travel (yay!!), we are hoping to hear from all of you about your concerns, questions, and curiosities traveling in a post-COVID world. Please take a moment to fill out this five question survey about restarting travel. We appreciate your feedback!

We are SO excited to announce several new program session starting as early as August 2021 through December 2022. Visit each program page below to explore available dates.

Now Enrolling | 2021-2022 Travel-Based Programs | Apply

  • Iceland: Renewable Energy Innovation & Sustainability
  • Nepal: Microgrid Systems for Rural Development
  • PeruWater Resource Management & Sustainable Practices
  • Japan: Disaster Mitigation & Nuclear to Renewable Transitions | Coming soon

Now Enrolling | Summer 2021 Virtual Certificate Programs | Apply

  • Peru: Indigenous Knowledge and Sustainability | June 14 – 30, 2021
  • Nepal: Ethics of Sustainable Development | July 12-26, 2021

“Our work in Nepal was one small step toward directly addressing this great challenge of energy access and sustainability. My experience exceeded my expectations and I highly recommend this trip to anyone interested in sustainable development.”

– Bineh Ndefru, TGP Nepal ’20, PhD in Materials Science & Engineering from University of California, Los Angeles

Alumni Feature | Shirbrina Jefferson

Shirbrina is a TGP Nepal ’19 Alumna, former GREEN Ambassador, and Founder of the sustainable candle company Two Scents LLC.

She will be taking over our Instagram page during Earth Week, April 19-24, to share more about her company’s new Eco Collection, her efforts to create a sustainable product that benefits and educates others on the environment, and how her experience in Nepal with TGP has inspired her work.

Follow us and tune in HERE!

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