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Environmental Brigades @

PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY

CHAPTER PRESIDENT
Kyle Johnson
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CHAPTER STATS

$114,628

FUNDRAISED

9

BRIGADES

82

VOLUNTEERS

33

CHAPTER MEMBERS

RESOURCES

SPONSORS

Environmental Brigades at Penn State University is a chapter of Global Brigades, the world's largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. The PSU chapter systematically works with more than 300 other university groups around the world to deliver and implement one of nine skill-based programs that benefit more than 130,000 Honduran and Panamanian community members annually. Environmental Brigades are 8-day experiences abroad that include hands-on work alongside community members to promote environmentally sustainable development. Environmental Brigades operate in Pagriculture, waste management, and environmental education.anama with a specific emphasis on reforestation, sustainable agriculture, waste management, and environmental education.
RECENT OR UPCOMING BRIGADES
Pennsylvania State University Environmental Brigade March 2017 Panama
Mar 04, 2017 - Mar 10, 2017

Global Brigades offers 7-day Environmental Brigades throughout the year in Panama. Environmental Brigades provide student volunteers with the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in environmental management and education by empowering community members in rural communities. During brigades, volunteers spend time with environmental committees to better understand the region's pressing environmental concerns and potential for improvement. Through interactive workshops and the implementation of physical projects, student 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 their surrounding environment as well. Subsequent brigades build on each other and therefore, projects are continued through successive phases year after year. Between brigades, our in-country team maintains relationships with our community leaders to ensure the continuation of projects started by brigades and to provide follow-up on community members’ feedback as well as next steps.
$15,104
of $15,102
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6
volunteers needed

Annual Chapter Contribution
Jan 01, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017

Fundraise with your Global Environmental Brigades chapter on campus to meet the minimum $1,500 USD annual chapter contribution. The annual chapter contribution directly supports the Sustainable Farming Fund, which enables year-round preservation and economic development opportunities carried out by our local teams. The Sustainable Farming Fund is a critical component of GB’s Sustainable Transition Plan. Once a partner community has met specific health and economic development goals and brigades are no longer necessary, GB transitions projects fully to the community and offers follow-up with our local staff. The more you fundraise, the more impact we make together!
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Pennsylvania State University Environmental Brigade May 2016 Panama
May 15, 2016 - May 21, 2016

Global Brigades offers 7-day Environmental Brigades throughout the year in Panama. Environmental Brigades provide student volunteers with the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in environmental management and education by empowering community members in rural communities. During brigades, volunteers spend time with environmental committees to better understand the region's pressing environmental concerns and potential for improvement. Through interactive workshops and the implementation of physical projects, student 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 their surrounding environment as well. Subsequent brigades build on each other and therefore, projects are continued through successive phases year after year. Between brigades, our in-country team maintains relationships with our community leaders to ensure the continuation of projects started by brigades and to provide follow-up on community members’ feedback as well as next steps.
$6,210
of $6,179
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11
volunteers needed

Annual Chapter Contribution
Jan 01, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016

$0
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Penn State Environmental Brigade to Panama May 2015
May 17, 2015 - May 23, 2015

lobal Brigades offers 7-day Environmental Brigades throughout the year in Panama. Environmental Brigades provide student volunteers with the opportunity to gain first-hand experience in environmental management and education by empowering community members in rural communities. During brigades, volunteers spend time with environmental committees to better understand the region\'s pressing environmental concerns and potential for improvement. Through interactive workshops and the implementation of physical projects, student 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 their surrounding environment as well. Subsequent brigades build on each other and therefore, projects are continued through successive phases year after year. Between brigades, our in-country team maintains relationships with our community leaders to ensure the continuation of projects started by brigades and to provide follow-up on community members’ feedback as well as next steps.
$20,159
of $27,362
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0
volunteers needed

Penn State Environmental Brigade to Panama 2014
Mar 09, 2014 - Mar 15, 2014

Environmental Brigades at Penn State University is a chapter of Global Brigades, the world\\\'s largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. The PSU chapter systematically works with more than 300 other university groups around the world to deliver and implement one of nine skill-based programs that benefit more than 130,000 Honduran and Panamanian community members annually. Environmental Brigades are 8-day experiences abroad that include hands-on work alongside community members to promote environmentally sustainable development. Environmental Brigades operate in Pagriculture, waste management, and environmental education.anama with a specific emphasis on reforestation, sustainable agriculture, waste management, and environmental education.
$20,444
of $18,798
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2
volunteers needed

Penn State Environmental Brigade May 2013
May 08, 2013 - May 14, 2013

Environmental Brigades volunteers at Penn State will spend 7 days in Panama working alongside families of rural communities of Embera Pur and Piriati Embera. They will be learning about the biodiversity of a tropical region and the potential of ecological productivity of the community members’ land by utilizing environmentally sustainable methods of agriculture that mimics the diversity and balance of plant life and living organisms which exist in a healthy ecosystem. Volunteers will also create, explain, and incorporate the use of organic fertilizers, pesticides, and fungicides in order to boost soil nutrients naturally and deter common pests and fungi that normally bring harvest yields down. Additionally, participants in the brigade will research into and share alternative methods of waste management through informative materials and interactive workshops. A key component of brigade is to help raise the community\\\'s overall awareness of relevant environmental issues and their understanding of the repercussions of a degrading environment socially and economically while always keeping cultural sensitivity in mind. With these projects being picked up by student volunteers from various chapters across North America month after month, the environmental health of the community can be steadily improved while ensuring positive, lasting changes for generations to come.
$26,213
of $26,266
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0
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Penn State Environmental Brigade General 2013 Fund
May 08, 2013 - May 27, 2014

This fund is to be used for Penn State\'s future Environmental Brigades to Panama.
$1,007
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0
volunteers needed

January 2012 Penn State Environmental Brigade
Jan 02, 2012 - Jan 09, 2012

Environmental Brigades volunteers at Penn State University will spend 8 days in Panama working alongside families of a rural community called Piriati Embera. They will be working with families on an individual basis to assess the potential of increasing the amount of crop harvest while restoring ecological productivity of their land by mimicking the diversity and balance of plant life which exists in an healthy ecosystem. Brigaders will also work with families to educate them about the possibilities of diversifying their agricultural species and incorporating the use of organic fertilizers in order to boost soil nutrients naturally. Additionally, participants in the brigade will research into and share about alternative methods for dealing with trash in a rural setting through informative materials and fun, interactive workshops for all ages. A key component of brigade is to help raise the community\'s overall awareness of relevant environmental issues and their understanding of the repercussions of a degrading environment. With such projects taken on by brigaders from PSU and various university chapters month after month, student volunteers will be able to improve the environmental health of this community while ensuring positive, lasting changes for generations to come.
$25,414
of $23,833
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volunteers needed

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