Haiti Declares Its First Marine Protected Area

Cool Green Science

Maxene Atis is the Haiti conservation coordinator for the The Nature Conservancy based in Coral Gables, FL. Earlier this month, the Haitian government decreed its first marine protected area located in the south coast of Haiti. As a native Haitian, I know a Haiti that most people could never imagine. I remember a Haiti that was known as the “Pearl of the Antilles,” a Caribbean vacation destination as famous as Jamaica or Puerto Rico is today.

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Haiti, relief efforts

Green Life Smart Life

On Tuesday afternoon, Haiti was struck by a devastating earthquake, affecting many people. This earthquake has caused an unimaginable amount of damage and devastation, Haiti lacks the resources that it needs to help find victims and treat them. Many American’s have been donating to the American Red Cross with hopes to relieve the devastation that Haiti is facing. By texting “Haiti” to 90999 a $10 dollar donation will be made and appear on your cell phone bill.

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The US Military in Haiti.

Green (Living) Review

Thousands of US Marines, Rangers, and Sailors on Haiti or in Haitian waters are not the numbers that you would expect for a humanitarian relief operation but, on the other hand, those numbers are just right if invasion and occupation is the aim and name of the game. We have n ow learned that someone is hiring “security” personnel to go to Haiti and according to one of our sources, who has been approached by the recruiters, it is a “hired guns” job and well paid too.

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Haiti: Give me Light, Give me Life

Sierra Club Compass

Several years after a cruel hurricane season in Haiti, energy issues still lie at the heart of much of the residual poverty experienced by communities and companies alike. What the country desperately needs is a new “Haiti Power” initiative to catalyze off-grid clean energy and bring light, and life to its impoverished residents. Ten of those work in Haiti and need $15 million, a very manageable sum. All photos courtesy of Earthspark International. Here in the U.S.,

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Somali Pirates Will DONATE For HAITI

Green (Living) Review

Now this is funny to the point of hillarity by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Saying that the US and Europe “have no moral authority” to control the aid going to Haiti, Somali pirates have said that they plan to donate booty from their hijackings to the relief effort. However, I must say that, if the Somali pirates indeed make good their “threat” to donate a substantial sum to the relief effort on Haiti then they certainly will score one hell of a publicity hit, and not just in Somalia itself.

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5 Eco-friendly Donation Ideas To Help Haiti

Eco Friendly Daily

People in Haiti are in deep. inexpensive donation ideas for Haiti. or long-term relief for Haiti. and create jobs for Haiti’s future. Examples of charities legitimate charities for Haiti earthquake relief are American. Red Cross Haiti Relief and Development, Doctors Without Borders for Haiti and. drop site for Haiti. sale for Haiti. Any profits made will go to Haiti. donate to Haiti relief. Phone for Haiti Cellphones.

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Timberland Empowers Local Farmers and Communities By Planting Millions of Trees in Haiti

Eco Chic

At that time, Haiti was 98 percent deforested.) the suffering and consequences for Haiti – the poorest country in the western hemisphere – have been profound. Haiti lost between 40 and 70 percent of their crops as a result of hurricanes Isaac and Sandy last year. Fair Fashion Health Is Beauty climate change Haiti haitian farmers hurricane sandy Smallholder Farmers Alliance social impact timberland timberland earthkeeper boots trees

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A peek into HP’s investment in reducing ocean-bound plastic in Haiti


The rest is here: A peek into HP’s investment in reducing ocean-bound plastic in Haiti. The partnership has created another income source for Haitians and potentially a lower carbon footprint for HP. Business Green and-potentially changing-the-economics circular economy cities Eco has-created income information technology planet says-the says-the-long the-water

Nature Takes…Nature Gives It Back in Haiti: Solar Power Comes To the Rescue

Eco Friendly Daily

The scale of destruction in Haiti has been so massive that it has also resulted in all power resources shutting down. Haiti cannot call into reserves of diesel as the supply is limited. Though it’s a point in favor of the technology, what’s unmistakable is the human spirit of the companies that have jumped on to help the beleaguered population in Haiti. The earthquake has cause almost totalitarian damage to whatever this poor country had in the name of infrastructure.

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Voluntourism: how to combine luxury and labor

Green Traveler Guides

A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact Voluntourism: how to combine luxury and labor 9 August 10 · 3 comments | Green travel spotlight | W e see Sean in Haiti, Brad in New Orleans. Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it?

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Dialogues on the Environment: Q&A with Sir Richard Branson

Cool Green Science

We’ve pledged an investment of $100,000 and will start with a feasibility study in Haiti. Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive By Investing in Nature. You can follow Mark on Twitter @MarkTercek and find more of his writing on The Huffington Post. In this ongoing series, I talk with thought leaders about ideas in my book Nature’s Fortune and trends in the environmental movement.

Solution Search: Local Projects Inspire Global Action

Cool Green Science

The People’s Choice winner, SOIL, was selected from 11,000 public votes for their EcoSan project to safely convert human waste into compost for agricultural use in Haiti. Climate Change climate change impacts community conservation global warming gray infrastructure green infrastructure Haiti India innovation Mark Tercek people and nature RARE Science solution search The Nature Conservancy

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"UNC-Wilmington Orders Mandatory Evacuation as Storm Approaches"

Environmental Economics

The storm passed over Haiti on Tuesday, leaving a path of destruction, and was reaching Cuba on Tuesday night, according to reports by ABC and NBC News. I hope everyone in FL, GA, SC and NC remains safe: The University of North Carolina at Wilmington announced on Tuesday afternoon that all 15,000 of its students would be required to evacuate the coastal campus by midday on Thursday as Hurricane Matthew, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in years, approaches from the south.

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Innovation: Drone Mapping of Coral Reefs and the Coastal Zone

Nature Conservancy - Science

Weighing in at just under 5 pounds, Henri (named in honor of the king of Northern Haiti from the early nineteen century) has a tough, floatable carbon fiber frame equipped with a high-def GoPro camera , an GPS autopilot chip, and other navigation electronics tucked neatly inside an upside-down Tupperware container mounted on top that serves as a perfect waterproof housing. A quadcopter drone flies over a red mangrove forest. Photo:  Tim Calver.

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Storms in the 21st Century: Tracking Sandy

Green Home Blog

Midwest – along came Haiti’s Hurricane Hanna. The alliteration is awesome, but most people forget that what almost destroyed Haiti in 2008 were consecutive waves of hurricanes; Fay, Gustav, Hanna and Ike. The Haiti earthquake of 2010 was what one scientist, quoted in the UK’s Independent (newspaper) described as a peripheral effect of global warming. Storms in the 21st Century: Tracking Sandy.

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Amy Smith On Cleaner Cooking Fuels

Eco Friendly Daily

Two million children around the world die each year of respiratory tract infections caused by indoor stoves, and 98% of the country of Haiti has been deforested in order to fuel people’s stoves. Smith has taken teams of MIT students out into the field in Haiti and India, among other places, to see if they can develop cheap and easy technologies that produce a cleaner fuel with a smaller ecological impact.

Bridgette Meinhold Showcases Urgent Architecture Sustainably

Green Prophet

Gabion structures reuse the rubble left by Haiti’s devastating 2010 earthquake. Examples are taken from Malibu and Milan, Bangladesh and Haiti. How best to provide adequate housing when disaster strikes? Weather-related calamity can be sudden – think earthquakes and tsunamis. It can be forewarned – as in hurricanes, floods, and droughts. And it can creep up slowly through rising sea levels and civil unrest.

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Should You Breastfeed Your Baby After Exposure to Nuclear Radiation?

Green Prophet

After Haiti, aid organizations are realizing that protecting the breastfeeding relationship and helping women return to breastfeeding (relactation) are the best means to save vulnerable infants. When caring for infants after any kind disaster breastfeeding is usually safest because of fears about water supplies. Whenever there is an earthquake, flood or other large-scale disaster, the first concern is for the infants in the area.

Eco Valentines for the Classroom

Green Earth Journey

The school is collecting funds for Haiti with the Valentines so I had to dig deep into the change jar and came out with $5. Besides the fact that I love making planet friendly things, we are ridiculously poor not doing well right now. Sooo I needed to put something together for Celtic's Valentines party. I saw another blogger post something similar, she had her fabric hearts lined up and sewn on. I dug out my scrap fabrics and starting cutting hearts.

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Starwood Hotels & Resorts will Clean the World

Green Traveler Guides

and more than 40 countries worldwide, including Haiti , Japan , Zimbabwe , Uganda , India , Honduras , Mexico and Albania. | Green Travel News |. H ospitality giant Starwood is the first corporate partner to join Clean the World ’s efforts to promote a global hygiene revolution. Guest room soaps and bottled amenities from as many as 500 Starwood hotels in North America will be recycled for worldwide distribution to stop the spread of preventable diseases. An estimated 1.6

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The Medicinal Plant Extinction Crisis Explained by Dr. Bomi Joseph

Green Prophet

An estimated 90% of the forests in Haiti have been chopped down by people who needed charcoal to cook for their families. Folium used for medieval blue. Also a medicinal plant.

Hotspots for People: A New Conservation Strategy

Nature Conservancy - Science

A girl stands surrounded by water in Raboto, a slum area of Gonaives, in the Artibonite Region of Haiti, after heavy flooding hit the town in the wake of Hurricane Tomas in 2010, prompting a nationwide outbreak of cholera. Take Haiti as an example. Haiti is the most deforested country in the Western hemisphere, and one of the least developed countries in the world. The 2013 UN Human Development Index ranked Haiti #161 out of 164 countries.

Earthquakes: Protecing Yourself Against Mother Nature

Eco Friendly Daily

The recent earthquake disaster in Haiti makes you think about what you would do during one. Within 45 seconds, Haiti was obliterated…could you find a safe place in your home to go to within this short time period? In a situation like this, you have more chance of surviving if you’re prepared for an event like this.

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Embrace It. Know It. Love it. #livenature

Cool Green Science

A photo posted by The Nature Conservancy (@nature_org) on Nov 12, 2014 at 11:33am PST This year, Haiti established its first five marine protected areas using Conservancy assessments and mapping on its southern peninsula. How do you tell the story of a widespread organization like The Nature Conservancy? By using our legacy and the scale of our work to our advantage and being able to broadcast this to a global audience eager to be reconnected with nature.

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Fakery Bakery

Eco-Vegan Girl

I want to encourage you to go to Locali on Sunday, January 31st for the bakesale fundraiser for Haiti , but Brittany will be there with her delectable treats (as well as many others). I finally contacted Fakery Bakery to try some of Brittany's famous creations (thanks to QuarryGirl for the inspiration). In a word, they are incredible. In more words, they are: full of flavor, unique, satisfyingly sweet, fresh, well-crafted.

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Power in a Box: Sustainable energy source created out of shipping container


In total, twenty students collaborated to complete and design this project inspired from the destructive earthquake of Haiti in 2010. Ishan Sidhu: In 2010, eighteen months ago, a competition named ‘P3: People, Prosperity and Plant Student Design Competition’ started with 165 competitors and ended on 21 and 22 April, 2012 at the Washington, D.C.

Coasts at Risk Report Expands Thinking on Natural Hazards

Nature Conservancy - Science

The contrast at the border between Haiti (largely deforested, background) and neighboring Dominican Republic (with trees, foreground) has been a classic example of the role of natural capital in reducing disaster vulnerability. Overall, the most vulnerable nation in the expanded ranking is Haiti, the nation most exposed to coastal hazards was St. Fishermen, at dawn after a night of fishing on Samana Bay, tend to their nets and catch at the town of Sanchez, Dominican Republic.

13 more endemic species in Australia are confirmed extinct


1 on the IUCN list for mammal extinctions, followed by Haiti. An updated list released by the Australian government has confirmed the extinction of 13 endemic species. Among the species are 12 mammals and one reptile. The news now makes Australia the leading country globally in terms of mammal extinctions. Currently, more than 10% of the 320 land mammals that lived in Australia by 1788 are now extinct.

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10 Items You Might Not Have Known Can Be Recycled

Eco Friendly Daily

Running Shoes There are so many children and even adults all over the world but especially in Africa, Latin America and Haiti who need shoes. When you have a recycling bin, you might think that only paper and plastic items can be recycled. However, there are so many other things that you probably didn’t know can be recycled. You just have to think outside of your recycling bin and maybe make a few calls.

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Yemen, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan among the world’s hungriest countries (UN report)

Green Prophet

Yemen — Village in the Manakhah District of the Sana’a Governorate in the Haraz Mountains. Some 41 countries continue to be in need of external assistance for food, with conflicts acting as the primary cause of high levels of food insecurity and adverse weather conditions – particularly rainfall shortages in Africa – acutely affecting food availability and access for millions of people, a quarterly report by the United Nations says.

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Ten Ways to Save the World

Cool Green Science

Boosting soil fertility and slowing erosion in Haiti. Isn’t it amazing how competition – from the US Open to baseball’s World Series to American Idol – draws people in? Be they participants or spectators, when a prize is on the line, people take action. They join, they cheer and they vote. They often root for the local hero.

Weekend Reading 11/7/14

Sightline Daily

Pam Citizen cartographers are helping fight the spread of ebola , just as they helped save lives in the 2010 Haiti earthquake and 2013 Philippines typhoon. Clark A nifty idea: you can reduce your carbon footprint, at least a wee bit, by reducing how much data you store in the cloud. One simple option for Gmail users is to use this free service to tidy up your old email messages.

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Why was there no looting in Japan?

Green (Living) Review

In any other country, it seems, whenever something like this happens, be it earthquake in Haiti, tsunami somewhere, a hurricane devastation in the US, or in the Caribbean, and in most other cases, in the world, the looters are out in force immediately after the event and well before any aid can arrive and any security can be established. By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Why was there no looting after the earthquake, the tsunami and nuclear meltdown, which is still going on, in Japan?

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Black History Month’s Top Conservation Heroes: 6 Facts About Men & Woman Who Made an Impact

Cool Green Science

Did you know: John James Audubon, famed wildlife artist and the inspiration behind the National Audubon Society, was born in 1785 in the region today known as Haiti, the multi-racial son of a French sea captain and his Creole mistress. Take a look back at black history in America, and it doesn’t take much digging to find links to conservation.

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Going naked for the Planet

Green (Living) Review

At a visit to the Hurricane devastated Haiti in September 2004 even Teresa Heinz Kerry, the wife of Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry understood that clothes are not a necessity, especially not when other things need to be taken care of, when she said: “ Clothing is wonderful, but let them go naked for a while, at least the kids.

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Israel’s Captain Sunshine a CNN Green Pioneer

Green Prophet

Outside of Israel, Abramowitz is a central partner in an international forum led by former US President Bill Clinton to develop a solar energy industry in Haiti as part of the rehabilitation of the country’s energy infrastructure following the 2010 earthquake. See two green pioneers from the Middle East featured on CNN this weekend.

Why a (Nearly) Deserted Island Gives Me Hope for the Oceans

Cool Green Science

And in nearby Haiti, we have guided the nation in establishing its first marine protected areas and policies that will better ensure a sustainable future for its coastal communities. Deserted islands have long captured our imaginations, from Robinson Crusoe to Gilligan’s Island. Tonight’s episode of the PBS series EARTH A New Wild opens at one such real-world paradise, Palmyra Atoll in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

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The circular economy shows its human side


offers a now-iconic example of meaningful downstream collaboration in Haiti, having partnered with waste-collection communities with the help of First Mile Coalition, an initiative of the nonprofit organization Work, to support the social infrastructure of plastic waste as well as the physical infrastructure of materials recovery. The circular economy shows its human side Lauren Phipps Mon, 03/29/2021 – 01:30 This article originally appeared in the State of Green Business 2021.

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TOMS Shoes- A Gift For Tomorrow

Green Life Smart Life

Aside from Argentina and Haiti, Mycoskie and company have donated shoes to people in New Orleans, Kentucky, Haiti and South Africa. I have never been a ‘shoe fashionista’. My shoe selection is simple. No matter the season, I can always rely on my TOMS. I discovered TOMS through my brother who had gone on a surf trip to California two years ago and brought me back a pair of these shoes. The premise behind the company is simple: you buy, they give.

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Choosing the Right Tool for the Energy Access Job

Sierra Club Compass

Eneji Pwop provides clean energy technology products like these to  people in Haiti The Power Africa initiative could provide a space for similar off-grid renewable projects. Across the world, there are still 1.3 billion people living in severe energy poverty, and almost half of them—587 million—live in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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Easter gift ideas from Present Aid

Green (Living) Review

Gifts range in price, from a wormery (£7) that can help turn wasteland to productive soil in India, to a brick-built house (£1,385) for families displaced by the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Present Aid, the charity gift shop of international development charity Christian Aid, recently launched a new website offering a range of Easter themed gifts, the proceeds of which will help to fund Christian Aid’s work to end global poverty.

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Who is Zimmerman Defender Joe Oliver? | PR Watch

PR Watch

He also recieved [ sic ] an Environmental Media Award for his story about the effects that the politics of Haiti have had on the island for CNN s Earth Matters newsmagazine show.". Skip to Main Content Area. Contact Us. News Feeds. Podcasts. Privacy Policy. RSS Feeds. Volunteer. Optional Member Code. Sign up. Reports Lisa Graves. Mary Bottari. Brendan Fischer. Rebekah Wilce. Harriet Rowan. Contributing Writers Beau Hodai. Jill Richardson. Wendell Potter. Will Dooling. Take Action.

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Tent Cities to House Thousands of African Migrants in Israel’s Negev Desert

Green Prophet

Image credit: Haiti refugee by Arindambanerjee , Shutterstock. A young child sits in a Haitian tent city – a temporary housing solution for displaced refugees. Thousands of African migrants will soon be moved to similar units in Israel’s Negev Desert to the dismay of local residents.

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