Every year, SCA provides training, tools and projects that place motivated teens and young adults in the field to effect changes great and small. How do we measure the effects? Sometimes its through decreased CO2 levels or by the tons of trash collected or in the number of trees planted. Our success is also measured by the lessons learned, the perspective gained and the lives we transform—today and into the future. Often when the SCA project is over, the success story is just beginning. Take a look at some of our most recent accomplishments.

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An SCA and Southwest Airlines Tour40 video was just submitted to the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship International Film Festival…and we’d love your vote! The Center for Corporate Citizenship’s annual Film Festival provides companies with an opportunity to demonstrate how they have utilized video as a communication tool.

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Photos by Erika Barker

Two days have passed so far and I find myself more in love with this beautiful diverse ecosystem than ever before. I have never seen skies so blue or a sun so bright in my life.

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I spent the past five days of my SCA internship at Child’s Glacier, a 300-450 foot tall calving glacier about an hour and a half from Cordova.

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Being from western New York I am not used to the heat of south central Oklahoma, especially this year as the temperatures have insisted in remaining 5-10˚ above average.

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Photo: Only 25% of tents are pictured.

Meeting 35 new people at once is never easy. Never mind getting to know them in the dark of night.

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Check out this great video interview of four-time alum Takeya Meggett shot by SCA partner and Conservation Intern program supporter, Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS). Takeya talks eloquently about her experience as an SCA member and how her passion led to an amazing green career as a Migratory Fish Educator in scenic Hudson Valley, NY.

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Conservation came up big in the ARRA of 2009!Some highlights:$500 million for training of green-collar workers$4 billion for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund$750 million to the National Park Service$650 million to the Forest Service$515 million for wildfire prevention projects$340 million to the Natural Resources Conservation Service for watershed infrastructure projects$320 million to the Bur

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There’s more White House video, including an excerpt of an interview with Liz here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/citizensmedal

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Our last day at the Everglades. Even though it seems like we’ve been here for a long time, I didn’t think too much about leaving throughout the week and now it seems to be coming up very suddenly!

We spent our rec day touring the park, going to all of the neat places we’d passed without visiting on our way to work.

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The weather has finally decided to cool off here and the crew absolutely loves it! Since we’ve started, the temperature has ranged from the upper ninety’s to the triple digits, with a heat index this past Saturday of 110!

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Hello, readers!

My third day of camping and serving with the Student Conservation Association (SCA) in the Santa Monica Mountains has wrapped up.

Yesterday was a day of toil well worth the exhaustion. We spent several hours at Santa Monica Beach Park removing the rest of the leafy carnations and clover weeds.

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