Brigade Information

Dates: May 03 - May 09, 2015


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.

Brigade Fundraisers (3)

Volunteers by most donations raised

Activity Feed

Jennifer orris donated $25.00 | 2844 days ago
Steve Orris donated 550.0000 | 2845 days ago
Phyllis Yin donated $550.00 | 2849 days ago
Dawn Tracy donated $550.00 | 2853 days ago
Miranda DiFonso donated 550.0000 | 2853 days ago
Julia Bercaw joined a Brigade | 2867 days ago
Steve Orris donated 250.0000 | 2876 days ago
Steve Orris donated 250.0000 | 2876 days ago
Ishdeep Anand donated 250.0000 | 2879 days ago
Marissa Tracy donated $250.00 | 2880 days ago

Pitt Environmental Brigade to Panama May 2015

Brigades at University of Pittsburgh


$540  raised of $5,070 goal







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