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 in Imbabura. The trip was a unique opportunity for this environmental studies class to apply lessons learned in the classroom and learn new concepts related to global…

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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 carry out an intentional future. Each year, Green Empowerment conducts a field trip for a small group of board members, staff and supporters to experience the work…

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This post was written by Elizabeth Fleming, a Structural Engineer at HDR and a participant in the HDR Foundation’s service-learning trip to Nicaragua in May 2017 with Green Empowerment.Have you ever thought about what a week without electricity would feel like? A year? A lifetime? How about trying to calculate the amount of water you…

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  Please join the Green Empowerment family in thanking Aaron Liss for his contributions to our organization over the years! It is with warmest regards that we wish Aaron success in his next chapter beginning after March.   Aaron started his adventure with Green Empowerment more than five years ago as an intern in Nicaragua working with…

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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 break supporting Green Empowerment projects.The trips were part of the University of Idaho’s Alternative Service Break (ASB) program. The ASB program gives students the opportunity…

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This guest post was written by Koto Kishida, a Green Empowerment volunteer and Natural Resource Specialist with the State of Oregon. Green Empowerment’s last blog post (“Tagal Hutan Monitoring Program in Borneo”) was about Koto’s project for GE and Tonibung in Malaysian Borneo. This post will focus on her personal experience of living in Borneo…

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By: Claudia Aber, Stanford University student and GE Intern in NicaraguaI arrived in Nicaragua four weeks ago to work with Asofénix and Green Empowerment, two sustainable development organizations that work together on a broad range of projects in rural communities. Before leaving Stanford University in California, I had my favorite meal, pizza with a chocolate…

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Along the forested Papar River in North Borneo’s Malaysian state of Sabah, many indigenous communities still practice riparian lifestyles much the same way they did hundreds of years ago. Land and forests are central to the survival of these tribal people, making them committed environmental stewards with systems of sustainable resource management that have lasted…

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Since 2010, Green Empowerment has been partnering with Stanford University to provide sustainable energy students with the opportunity to live abroad and work with one of our international partners through the Schneider Sustainable Energy Fellows. These short terms fellows support our projects by sharing their experience and knowledge with our partners and the communities where…

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