January 26, 2011

Info on Spring Break 2011 Environmental Brigade!

Here is the information about our upcoming trip to Panama this Spring Break (March 19-26, 2011)!

Applicants are encouraged to apply ASAP because spaces are filling, and program contributions will be due starting in early-mid February!

Contact us at ucsdgeb@globalbrigades.org to schedule a meeting and learn how you can get involved!

WHEN: March 19-26, 2011

WHERE: El Entradero, Cocle, Panama

WHAT: One week-long trip doing memorable environmental volunteer work, admiring the tropical surroundings, and experiencing with a whole new culture!

WHO: Anyone who is environment-loving, likes to travel, and genuinely wishes to make a significant impact in the world through helping others. People who only wish to have a vacation or spice up their resume need not apply. Students at the graduate level, from other colleges, alumni, and working professionals are also welcome. Spanish-speaking ability not required but highly helpful. A casual, conservation-style meeting will be conducted to screen applicants.

PROJECT: We will be working in the community of El Entradero, located about 2 hours out of Panama City, the capital of Panama. Over the course of the week, one or more of these three "deliverables" will be installed: Eco-Stoves (burns less wood), Slow Sand Water Filters and Eco-Latrines/Composting Latrines (improves sanitation while using simple, local materials). Our group will also spend time holding educational workshops for the community members to teach them conceptions of water & air pollution, deforestation, ecosystems, and climate change. See the project packet below or through this link: http://issuu.com/subtledream/docs/el_entradero

GROUP SIZE: 11-16. Spots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Applicants will be welcomed until full or 30 days before departure (Feb 19)

PROGRAM CONTRIBUTION: Approximately $1500. Note: A $250 non-refundable deposit will be required at the time of application to secure your spot, due early February. Rest of program contribution is due approx 1 month before departure.