Environmental Brigades @

INDIANA UNIVERSITY

CHAPTER STATS

$60,440

FUNDRAISED

5

BRIGADES

46

VOLUNTEERS

RESOURCES

SPONSORS

Environmental Brigades volunteers work with rural families and community leaders to improve environmental sustainability and livelihood. During the brigade, volunteers utilize household surveys conducted by Global Brigades staff and face-to-face discussions to connect with the community members and understand their environmental needs, and work alongside them to implement solutions to reforest, farm sustainably, and better manage both inorganic and organic wastes. The planting of native tree species restores the biodiversity and nutrient-cycling directly on the families’ land. By creating and utilizing organic fertilizers and natural pesticides, as well as diversifying the number and placement of agricultural plants, soil nutrients are improved while erosion is minimized. Agricultural yields can be increased without dramatically altering the lifestyle of the rural farmers, while in the meantime, the cost of sustaining the farm can be lessened by breaking away from petrochemical fertilizers. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to educate community members on the hazards of waste burning, as well as the environmental and health benefits of setting up composting along with other waste diversion methods
RECENT OR UPCOMING BRIGADES
COVID-19 Program Continuation Fund
May 05, 2020 - Dec 31, 2021

Donate funds toward sustaining programs during COVID-19. Your donations can still make the same impact as a brigade and more.
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Indiana University Environmental Brigade May 2017 Panama
May 13, 2017 - May 19, 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.
$5,034
of $4,740
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9
volunteers needed

Chapter Contribution for 2018 Brigades
Jan 01, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017

Donate on behalf of this Global Environmental Brigades chapter 
to meet their minimum $1,500 USD annual chapter contribution goal, so they can mobilize Environmental 
Brigade volunteers for the Sep 2017- Oct 2018 Brigade Season.
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Indiana University Environmental Brigade May 2016 Panama
May 08, 2016 - May 14, 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.
$12,535
of $12,520
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7
volunteers needed

Chapter Contribution for 2017 Brigades
Jan 01, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016

Donate on behalf of this Global Environmental Brigades chapter 
to meet their minimum $1,500 USD annual chapter contribution goal, so they can mobilize Environmental 
Brigade volunteers for the Sep 2016- Oct 2017 Brigade Season.
$0
of $0
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Indiana University Environmental Brigade MAY 2015 PAN
May 10, 2015 - May 16, 2015

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.
$17,615
of $17,830
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3
volunteers needed

Indiana U Environmental Brigade March 2014
Mar 16, 2014 - Mar 22, 2014

Environmental Brigades at Indiana University is a collaboration of students and Bloomington community members, and our program is about people. We believe everyone is intricately connected in this world, and we can better collaborate to sustainably share this Earth. With this program, traveling volunteers catalyze a change in knowledge and behaviors that represent an important first step to reducing environmental damage. We provide families of the rural community Piriati Embera, Panama, who depend on nature, with the necessary skills and resources to adapt to the surrounding modern development. This March, the members of Environmental Brigades at IU will spend 7 days in Piriati Embera working alongside community members to reduce environmental degradation. Volunteers will explain and incorporate the use of organic fertilizers and pesticides in order to boost soil nutrients naturally, and deter common pests and fungi that normally lower harvest yields. We will incorporate interactive workshops to raise community awareness of relevant issues like recycling and waste management. We will plant native trees and participate in greenhouse construction, helping to increase crop yields.
These projects are ongoing and continued by the many other Environmental Brigades chapters across the United States and Canada. Our mutual, overarching goal is to ensure positive, lasting changes for generations. Our message to everyone who works with Environmental Brigades is that together we can make a difference and improve lives.
$10,699
of $12,187
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2
volunteers needed

January 2011 Indiana Environmental Brigades
Jan 02, 2011 - Jan 09, 2011

Indiana University is a chapter of Global Brigades, the world\'s largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization.  The IU 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 one-week experiences abroad that include hands-on work alongside community members to promote environmentally sustainable development. Environmental Brigades currently operates in Panama, each with a specific emphasis that enriches other Brigade programs in the region. Projects include reforestation, rainforest preservation, energy-efficient design, eco-tourism and organic agriculture.
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volunteers needed

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