From Soil Plots to Solar Panels

Reflecting on the journey, evolution, and triumphs of the Ipeti Granja community farm.

Bridging Cultural Preservation with Sustainable Development

Global Brigades celebrates International Mother Language Day and recognizes the importance of bridging cultural preservation with our work in sustainable development.

Planting Seeds, Growing Money

You can’t grow money on trees, but you can plant seeds that grow into money. GB Panama hosts their annual Community Bank Empowerment Summit and watches Community Banks thrive.

Looking Back on our Exciting Brigade Season

By Michelle Menclewicz, Director of Student Affairs Interested in starting a club? Questions about our programs and how to get involved? Contact her: michelle@globalbrigades.org. Leave it to the student leaders of Global Brigades to redefine the meaning of spring break. This spring season over 800 students from the US, Canada, UK and Ireland went on […]

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Student Profile: Gordon Lang

GORDON LANG Establishing a Holistic Vision for Sustainable Development on Campus Submitted by Steve Atamian, 01/13/2010 Gordon Lang came to Indiana University with two things in mind: academics and international development. Although the university offered several international volunteering opportunities, the programs were one dimensional without plan for sustainability. With the vision of giving IU students […]

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Peterborough Medical Brigade – Sad Farewell to Dr. Hardy Friesen

Global Brigades partner, Friends of Honduran Children (FoCH) is a thriving non-profit organization based in Peterborough, Ontario in Canada that annually organizes three Medical Brigades.  In the last eight years, Dr. Hardy Friesen has been instrumental with the development of FoHC Medical Brigades. Under his direction, FoHC Medical Brigades provided $1 million worth of medicine […]

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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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John Perkins and Jane Goodall in Panama

‘Together we can save the world. We must!’- Jane Goodall

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