Water

Testing the Waters in Nicaragua: Project Update

Last December, Technical Manager, Elise Kittrell said “hasta la vista” to the Green Empowerment (GE) office as she embarked upon a three-month journey to Nicaragua. Over the course of her ...
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Water System Rehabilitation and Environmental Management in Tallambi, Colombia: Project Update

Located in remote southwestern Colombia within the Mayasquer Awá-indigenous territory, the town of Tallambi shares many environmental, cultural, and socioeconomic characteristics with neighboring Chical, just across the border-defining San Juan ...
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Hygiene and Sanitation in Pueblo Amado, Nicaragua: Final Project Update

In late 2014, Green Empowerment and Nicaraguan partner organization Association of Rural Development Workers- Benjamin Linder (ATDER-BL) worked with the community of Pueblo Amado in Northern Nicaragua to install a ...
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Community Empowerment Expansion in Nicaragua: Project Update

This post was written by GE volunteer Kendra Sterneck.El Jazmin, located in the region of Boaco in central Nicaragua, is a community that faces many complex problems, including high rates ...
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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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GE Board Members Visit Projects in Asia

This post was written by Wendy Stickel, a member of the Green Empowerment Board of Directors, about a board member trip to the Philippines and Malaysian Borneo with Executive Director ...
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Guest Post: HDR Foundation 2017 Trip to Nicaragua

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 ...
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World Water Day: 10 Ways to Conserve Water around the House

In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly officially designated March 22 as World Water Day to bring attention to the urgent need for action to tackle the global water crisis. ...
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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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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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