Permaculture- farming as a way of life

A couple of nights ago a group of students from the UT Austin Business Brigade chapter met with Jenny from the Austin Permaculture Guild. It was such an interesting experience. Our Business Brigade this year involves helping 6 farms market their products to a local resort. We’re integrating an Environmental Brigade with our Business Brigade […]

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Global Brigades Acknowledged in John Perkins' New Book, Hoodwinked

The student-led sustainable development work of Global Brigades and partner organizations in Panama are featured in Hoodwinked, the new release of New York Times best selling author, John Perkins. Brigades university clubs have developed microenterprise and environmental solutions through a mutual partner, Earth Train, for the Mamoni Valley Reserve. The Reserve is a focus of […]

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Alumni Profile – Thomas Sigler

Alumni Brigader and staff member for Global Brigades, Thomas Sigler, develops small grants program to fund the Central African Regional Program for the Environment, or CARPE. READ FULL ARTICLE HERE * If link doesn’t work, copy and paste this URL into your browser: http://www.geog.psu.edu/news/2009_1029sigler.html

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Rainforest in Panama Threatened by Mining

Miriam Esquitín, a member of the Canada Brigades team, recently spent time exploring new opportunities for Global Environmental Brigades (GEB) in Panama. GEB works with community members to promote environmental sustainable development by focusing on socio-economic challenges linked to resource depletion. Projects typically include reforestation, rainforest preservation, energy-efficient design, eco-tourism and organic agriculture extension. Miriam […]

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GEB is Up and Running (using alternative energy, of course!)

It’s been just over three weeks since I touched ground in the green, tropical paradise of Panama. I arrived to a full house of energetic, passionate, hard working, intelligent, dedicated and fun people all working for Global Brigades. Yes, that was a bit of an adjective overload, but these individuals deserve every one of those […]

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