Sustainability

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 […]

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 […]

100,000 Jobs for Haiti Site Launched

Posted by on Friday, February 10, 2012 at 3:42 pm

http://www.100kjobshaiti.org/ The Coalition is happy to support this initiative and host the web site for the 100,000 Jobs for Haiti project created by Partners Worldwide, in association with Peace Dividend Trust (creator of Building Markets, which lists more than 3500 “vetted” Haitian businesses) and Fonkoze, Haiti’s leading microlender.  

Sustainable Social Enterprise Proposals for Haiti

Posted by on Friday, January 20, 2012 at 7:09 am

The Sustainable Haiti Coalition is seeking contacts, partners, and support for two related proposals—one aimed at creating local Social Enterprise Catalyst organizations to foster a wave of social enterprises in Haiti, and the second as an example aimed at expanding the sustainable cultivation of bamboo and the development of multiple industries around this and other […]

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 Three: A New Life

Posted by on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 6:14 am

[Some of this is reconstructed from handwritten notes and from memory. Beginning with Day 3, I had trouble keeping up with the stream of events, and fell asleep before I was able to get it all recorded; and at the end of the fourth day the charging mechanism in my MacBook failed, taking with it […]

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 […]

Beyond Lingering Problems in Haiti, Progress and Vision Spark Hope

Posted by on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 8:51 pm

National Conference to Feature Sustainable Haiti Coalition: Sustainable Haiti Conference, April 4-6, Miami Convention Center Basking Ridge, NJ, March 4, 2011 – In the face of cholera outbreaks, political turmoil and faltering development efforts in Haiti, can individuals in America impact the long-term prospects for Haitians? Tamara Apollon, president of Mon Pays Mon Cuisine (i.e. […]