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We were recently treated to a preview screening of the film “Kombit” which unpacks the work being done by way of a partnership between the non-profit “Smallholder Farmers Alliance” and the Timberland company in Haiti. Haiti has a major issue with deforestation with over 98% of the nation stripped of trees as a direct result of […]
OK, if you don’t follow tennis at all. Ever. Not even for a second. Then you might not know who Roger Federer is. If not, he’s arguably the best tennis player to ever live. Incidentally, he’s also heavily involved in charitable efforts, especially in some of the poorest countries in the world (a form […]
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 24.
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.
A team of geologists who studied the Haiti earthquake that struck on the 12th of January and caused a series of destructive tsunamis suggest that the risk of similar events taking place in places such as Kingston (Jamaica), Istanbul (Turkey) and Los Angeles is much higher than currently thought. These cities lie near the coast […]
Here’s my roundup of some great articles from around the Important Media network this last week. Hope you like them.
http://vimeo.com/13301985 Important activist opportunity to help make a film about Haiti that goes deep into the country’s history, culture, and food insecurity issues. Haiti was on people’s map after the horrible earthquake it suffered recently, and then… quickly off it. Perhaps a much bigger issue for Haiti than this recent earthquake, however, is a food […]