Empowering the next generation

We provide educational tools, technical assistance and leadership training to develop young people to become leaders of a sustainable world.


We will empower our youth to be the sustainability leaders of their generation.

Through education, inspiration and hard work our desire is to network and enable like-minded individuals world wide. Join us in aspiring to a better, greener and more sustainable world for all.

Making a difference globally

Facilitating community programs, your leadership and teaching with our sustainability curriculum world wide.

What we do



We believe that experiencing the treasures of our planet is the best way to foster awareness and passion.

Our youth get support to travel, explore and actively participate in sustainable ocean adventures.



Our programs introduce green careers and new topics in sustainability to our youth participants.

They get opportunities to learn about different jobs and requirements and how best give back to the community.



Through our programs, our participants are given a path to becoming leaders and learn the skills to make things happen.

They are encouraged to give back and become leaders of projects for their own communities to a more sustainable future.


Planning Skills

We emphasize the importance of having goals and planning towards them.

With guidance, our youth are able to aspire what a better world for themselves and their communities would look like.



Our youth learn to value differences and become more independent.

They are able to learn about the things that are important to them and by giving them a platform, we help to develop our participants.



Our programs connect industry and government leaders to our youth participants.

We help match our participants personal interests and skills with their college and career goals.

Empowering our youth to be the sustainability leaders of their generation

Our network

We develop educational tools, trainings and initiatives to prepare young and emerging leaders to build a more sustainable world. The Institute's book and educational curriculum, Stone Soup for the World: Life-Changing Stories of Everyday Heroes inspire, educate, and empower. Founded on Martha's Vineyard in 1997, the Institute is a 501c3 non-profit organization.

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