Moving away for the summer from one's college town may mean leaving behind environmental contacts, familiar policies, and promising progress; however, this transition does not have to mean one's activism must come to a standstill. In fact, as shown below in the video, Lauren Hood, a student at UT-Knoxville that is spending her summer in Nashville, is able to enrich her environmental scope by volunteering locally with Greenpeace, a company she has never worked with before.
Although finding ways to get involved in environmental activities may be more of a challenge when not surrounded by the happenings of a college campus, one might be surprised to find that connecting with large, umbrella organizations are a sure way to get plugged in. Environmental and conservation organizations are generally the most likely to hold promise for willing volunteers. Also, it is common for groups looking to recruit volunteers to man a table at farmers markets and other local awareness events.
So, don't be discouraged because your progress appears to have come to a halt; instead, be inspired to look beyond your comfort and convention to find new opportunities wherever you may land this summer.