Teaching Tomorrow’s Policymakers

As next-generation ambassadors who will bear the brunt of today’s environmental decisions, young people need a seat at the table. That’s why we empower students to make their voices heard through our annual Sustainable Tourism Grant program.

In 2016, two grant winners, from Unity College and Northeastern University, were selected by JetBlue and the U.S. State Department to join climate change policymakers at the Our Ocean, One Future: Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. Focus was on the protection of sensitive marine ecosystems, many of which are found in the Caribbean destinations that JetBlue serves.

&ldquot;If tourism in the Caribbean is going to flourish through climate change and increased ecosystem pressures, the tourism industry and its brands are going to need support and ideas from universities and students.”

—Sophia Mendelsohn, Head of Sustainability, JetBlue