Greenheart International connects people and planet to create global leaders through personal development, volunteer service, environmentalism, fair trade, and cultural exchange. This is achieved through the branches Greenheart Travel, Greenheart Shop, Greenheart Transforms, and Greenheart Exchange.
Greenheart envisions a world in which communities come together as agents of change to create a more peaceful and sustainable future for all.
Founded in 1985, Greenheart International is endorsed by the city of Chicago for the promotion of international education, environmental awareness, and citizen diplomacy. Greenheart is designated by the U.S. Dept. of State as an Exchange Visitor Program visa sponsor for Secondary School, Intern, Trainee, and Summer Work Travel programs. Specific branches are currently granted full listing by the Council of Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET), and are members of organizations including the World Youth Student and Educational Travel Confederation (WYSTC), The Alliance for International Exchange, Association for International Educators (NAFSA), Fair Trade Federation, Chicago Fair Trade, Chicago Social Enterprise Alliance, and Green America. Greenheart International is committed to sustainability and contracts a private recycling company, purchases Renewable Energy Certificates, uses a third party green auditor, and conducts a Carbon Offset Program for all staff travel.