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Remarkable New Documentary on Ecological Restoration and Permaculture in Haiti

Posted by on Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 2:59 pm

“One Day, Everything Will Be Free” is the title of a remarkable new feature-length documentary on an ecological restoration and permaculture community in Haiti. The film is still in final editing, but you can see an inspiring preview and get more information at onedayeverythingwillbefree.com. The movie explores the challenges, motivations, and broader implications of Sadhana Forest […]

New 100K Jobs for Haiti Newsletter — February 2013

Posted by on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 9:24 am

Download the latest newsletter here: 100kJobs4HaitiNewsletterFeb2013

In-Depth Reporting from Haiti Brings More Disturbing News

Posted by on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 12:18 am

As one of the co-founders of the Sustainable Haiti Coalition, I’ve been feeling guilty lately about how little time I’m able to spend on sustaining our initiatives in Haiti. The demands of the local situation, especially after Hurricane Sandy, and following several financially-disastrous years for many of us, have diminished the hope of leading a […]

Follow up to the 2012 Sustainable Haiti Conference

Posted by on Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 10:21 pm

We had a pretty extraordinary time in Miami at the end of April, reconnecting with old friends and making new ones, impressed by the level of development occurring both in Haiti and in the Diaspora community (though of course it is still barely scratching the surface of both the challenge and the opportunity) and determined […]

Join us for the Sustainable Haiti Conference April 23-25 in Miami

Posted by on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 3:16 pm

This year’s Sustainable Haiti Conference promises to be an extraordinarily useful gathering of people and organizations — with tangible plans, access to investment funding, and innovative solutions to the challenges of rebuilding Haiti. This 3rd annual conference will take place from April 23rd- April 25th, 2012 at the Miami Beach Convention Center. We’ll be hosting […]

2nd Annual ‘Buy Haitian, Restore Haiti’ Conference January 26 in Port-au-Prince

Posted by on Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 3:17 am

Dear friends of Haiti, In March of 2011, over 250 Haitian Business Owners and Members of International Non-Profit Organizations came together at the first ‘Buy Haitian, Restore Haiti Conference’, to address the need for local purchasing in an economy dependent on aid. Since last year’s conference, the results of local purchasing by International organizations have […]

Clinton Promotes Haiti’s Investment Potential

Posted by on Friday, September 23, 2011 at 12:22 am

Former U.S. president Bill Clinton says Haiti has the potential for sparking competition in the Caribbean that would transform the island nation into a regional leader. He made the prediction in New York City at the yearly Clinton Global Initiative, or CGI, a leadership forum that tackles some of the world’s most pressing problems. Clinton […]

Haiti Update Posted

Posted by on Sunday, April 17, 2011 at 11:02 am

I have posted my April 16 Haiti Update presentation at the Morristown EcoCenter in two formats: Viewable Online (no videos), or downloadable Player Version with Movies. I now plan to complete my notes on the trip, enter all of our new contacts, and follow up with messages regarding specific projects, as well as a general […]

Haiti Today: The Sustainable Leadership Challenge

Posted by on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at 6:40 am

Opportunities and challenges in the sustainable redevelopment of Haiti: Can we imagine an alternative future for “the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere”? Haiti is perhaps the most powerful example of a society suffering from a deficit of triple-bottom line outcomes-ecologically, economically, and socially, though it continues to have a strong culture and an indomitable […]

Day Two in Haiti

Posted by on Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 10:21 am

Our second day in Haiti was filled with more surprises, more insights, and several further misadventures. Our night sleeping in tents at the GRU property proved to be more difficult than any of us imagined, between the high heat and humidity, the hard ground, and the mosquitoes who somehow got past the tent’s barriers to […]

Our First Day in Haiti

Posted by on Friday, March 25, 2011 at 12:25 am

After less than a day in Haiti, it’s already clear what many of the obstacles are to establishing a successful business or series of businesses here. For one thing, the combination of heat and humidity is oppressive, even at night, especially when there is no breeze, and nowhere to retreat to that is air-conditioned. It’s […]

Haiti: Where’s the Money?

Posted by on Monday, January 17, 2011 at 11:15 pm

The United States has disbursed only $120 million of its pledge (of $1.15 billion), according to Office of the Special Envoy’s most recent update. Source URL: http://www.thenation.com/article/157646/haiti-wheres-money. Posted to the Permaculture Relief mailing list. Haiti: Where’s the Money? by Isabel Macdonald The Nation January 11, 2011 After a devastating earthquake killed more than 200,000 people […]