Environmental Brigades at Texas A&M University is a chapter of Global Brigades, the world's largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. The TAMU 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.
RECENT OR UPCOMING BRIGADES
Mar 12, 2011 - Mar 19, 2011
Environmental Brigade volunteers develop sustainable environmental solutions to mitigate ecological degradation in bio-rich, but economically disadvantaged communities in Panama. Projects include reforestation, energy-efficient designs, environmental curriculum implementation, eco-tourism and organic agriculture extension. The brigade also collectively determines how to invest their