You Can Help Bring Renewable Energy To The Developing World!

Feeling the cabin fever? Want to plan a trip but tired of the typical hotel/beach combo? Green Empowerment, an organization dedicated to social justice and equality through renewable energy, is looking for volunteers to join their upcoming working trips into rural Nicaragua. For about a week, you could experience the transformative power of clean technology and work alongside the local technicians who are making it happen.

If you’re a solar, wind, or hydropower professional who’s interested in doing more than just making money with your talents, these tours could be the perfect way to expand your knowledge of sustainable development. But you don’t have to be a master technician to attend.

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Past Green Empowerment trips have headed to destinations like Mexico, Peru, and the Congo. The two upcoming tours are destined for rural Nicaragua. The first, designed for anyone interested in sustainable development, runs from March 16th – 23rd [PDF].  Attendees will have the chance to visit solar-powered systems that deliver clean water to communities, install solar panels as part of a revolving credit fund for rural families, and tour micro-hydroelectric systems providing power in remote areas.

The second tour runs from April 6th – 14th and is designed specifically for renewable energy professionals [PDF]. Attendees enjoy a unique hands on experience, with the chance to design and visit solar powered improved water pumping systems, install a solar powered irrigation system, and work alongside the Nicaraguans that have been trained to maintain them.

Space is extremely limited so visit www.greenempowerment.org to learn more, or contact Aaron Liss at aaron@greenempowerment.org to express your interest, ask questions, or to sign up.

Beth Buczynski is a freelancer writer and editor currently living in the Rocky Mountain West. Her articles appear on Care2, Ecosalon and Inhabitat, just to name a few. So far, Beth has lived in or near three major U.S. mountain ranges, and is passionate about protecting the important ecosystems they represent. Follow Beth on Twitter as @ecosphericblog