Browsing the "Haiti" Tag

Citizen Activism with Erin Schrode

March 6th, 2017 | by Andrea Bertoli

Erin Schrode is a citizen activist that can inspire us all. Learn about how this young woman is shaping activism, engagement, and politics at home in California and beyond.

Hurricane Irene Approaching the Bahamas

August 25th, 2011 | by Joshua S Hill

In this spectacular video of images taken by the GOES-13 satellite we can see the growth of Hurricane Irene over Haiti and approaching the Bahamas on August 22 through to August

Bamboo to Save Haiti?

June 3rd, 2011 | by Important Media Cross-Post

Crowdfunding sites are becoming some of my favorite spots online to hit when I’m looking for unique stories. A browse through Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or Greenfunder (which I just discovered today) brings up all sorts of innovative projects aimed at implementing sustainable practices in many different forms. Today, the concept I came across was growing bamboo in Haiti. Proponents like Forè Bamboo (an organization I discovered on Greenfunder) claim the fast-growing plant can help Haitians still recovering from last year’s earthquake in a number of ways: providing a very strong building material, shoring up topsoil against erosion, reversing deforestation, and providing economic opportunities to Haitian farmers. You can see more about their plans in the video above

Important Media Weekly Roundup

August 22nd, 2010 | by Zachary Shahan

Here’s my roundup of some great articles from around the Important Media network this last week. Hope you like them

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