Washington State University Travels to Ecuador!

Written by Green Empowerment Operations Manager, Martin Olza and Trip Participant, Danielle Keerbs This spring, students and faculty from Washington State University traveled to Ecuador with Green Empowerment to help advance our projects ...
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A Week in Borrowed Boots

By David Siegel, Vice Chair of Green Empowerment’s Board of Directors. David is a city planner who has worked with communities domestically and internationally for over 40 years to define and ...
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Green Empowerment Welcomes New Ecuador Fellow, Johanna Veloz!

We are thrilled to welcome Johanna Veloz to the Green Empowerment (GE) team! Johanna brings a variety of skills and experiences to our work in Ecuador and we are sure ...
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Improved Cookstoves in Ecuador: Project Update

This post was written by Brittany and Calvin Helfenstine, GE international volunteers in Ecuador.Biodiversity varies with latitude, so it should come as no surprise that Ecuador, straddling both hemispheres, is ...
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Biogas Digesters and Pig Husbandry in Colombia: Project Update

This post was written by GE volunteer Kendra Sterneck.Much of rural Colombia suffers from a lack of both economic opportunities and public services, including sanitation and electricity. Over 50% of ...
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Watershed Protection and Community Resilience in Ecuador: Update on Supporting Earthquake Recovery

This post was written by GE volunteer Kendra Sterneck. It is an update from the project described in the October 4th, 2016 post by Sam Schlesinger.Over the past few months, ...
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Green Empowerment’s Integrated Approach to WASH

Clean water, basic toilets and good hygiene practices are essential for human survival and development. Unfortunately, across the globe, approximately 663 million people - 1 in 10 - lack access ...
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University of Idaho Students Spend Winter Break Performing Service with GE

From December 29th, 2016 to January 9th, 2017, three groups of college students from the University of Idaho traveled to three different developing countries to spend part of their winter ...
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Supporting Earthquake Recovery in Ecuador

By Ecuador Program Manager, Sam SchlesingerIn the immediate aftermath of Ecuador’s deadly earthquake on April 16th, 2016, the majority of humanitarian aid focused on short-term livelihood and housing needs, with ...
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CRECER Project has Big Impact for Mariela in Ecuador

Mariela Carriel and her family were beneficiaries of the Growing Esmeraldas with Renewable Energy project (known as Creciendo Esmeraldas con Energía Renovable, or “CRECER”) in Ecuador. The CRECER project was ...
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