When COVID-19 shut down Green Empowerment projects across Latin America, our staff and local partners were initially devastated. The renewable energy and clean water projects we were looking forward to supporting were put on an indefinite hold at a time when communities most needed those resources. However, we quickly pivoted by brainstorming and then executing…

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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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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/AsoFénix summer intern in Nicaragua]10 weeks after arriving in Nicaragua, August 25th was my last day working with Green Empowerment and AsoFénix. I spent this day reflecting on the work done, friends made, and opportunities had during my time here. This summer flew by, and I will cherish…

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The Growing Esmeraldas with Renewable Energy project (known as Creciendo Esmeraldas con Energía Renovable, or “CRECER”) has won the 2016 National Energy Globe Award for Ecuador! The CRECER project was created to improve the lives and livelihoods of rural cacao-farming families in Ecuador’s Esmeraldas Province through the holistic implementation of renewable energy technologies, eco-agricultural training…

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Green Empowerment partners with Managua-based AsoFenix for our projects in the Boaco region of Nicaragua.As part of our program, Green Empowerment and AsoFenix train local technicians to maintain and repair the systems to increase self-reliance among the communities.This photo shows me with our local install crew, including (from left to right) community member Enrique, AsoFenix technician…

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