2012 Programs

The Summer of Solutions is a program run by and for young people to build just, sustainable, prosperous communities in locations all around the country. The program accomplishes two main objectives:

  • Help the participants in the program develop as leaders who continue to build the green economy wherever they go next.
  • Co-create projects and initiatives that are sustained beyond the summer to build a green economy locally with participants and community partners.

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The Summer of Solutions program for 2012 has ended, but you can still read more about the 2012 programs by clicking on their respective links below, and subscribe to the Solutionaries Blog to stay up-to-date on the development of these programs over the year. Grand Aspirations has compiled an all program end of year report for 2012 about the accomplishments of our programs this summer, which you can view at the link.



Detroit, MI
Eastern Tennessee
Harford, CT
Lexington, KY
Pioneer Valley, MA
Raleigh, NC
Southern West Virginia


Chicago, IL
Iowa City, IA
Middleton, WI
Stuttgart, AR
Twin Cities, MN


Los Angeles, CA
Oakland, CA
Portland, OR
Seattle, WA