Environmental Brigades

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The mission of Environmental Brigades is to empower rural communities in Panama to reverse degradation and preserve their environment through reforestation, sustainable agriculture, waste management and education programs. All Environmental Brigades take place in Panama.

Environmental Brigade provides student volunteers with the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in environmental management and education by empowering community members in rural communities. Volunteers spend time with individual households to better understand the families' as well as the region's pressing environmental concerns and potential for improvement. Through interactive workshops and the building of physical structures, the volunteers provide the education and physical assistance necessary for these families to sustain long-term behavioral change which will benefit the well-being of not only themselves, but also their surrounding physical environment.


Service Trips for the Fall 2013 - Summer 2014 Academic Year: panama flag