On Earth Day 2013, teens with a passion for the environment gathered in Costa Rica with 500 peers from around the world. The Global Student Leaders Summit, organized by EF Educational Tours, featured such inspiring speakers as former Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore and environmental activist Severn Cullis-Suzuki.
That alone would have made a lasting impression, but it turns out the summit was the start of something bigger. Since April, participants have been applying what they learned about design thinking and collaborative problem solving. Not content to talk about the need for future change, they're stepping up to become innovators in their own communities.