Yet another reason why deforestation is bad: So much of Haiti's mountainsides have been eroded away because of deforestation and hurricanes that it may have stressed Earth's crust, triggering the earthquake that
photo: J. Novak
Food Freedom recently reported that Chavannes Jean-Baptiste, peasant farmer leader of the Peasant Movement of Papay (MPP) called the entry of Monsanto seeds into Haiti "a very strong attack on small agriculture, on farmers, on
TreeHugger didn't show many of the proposals for housing in Haiti, like Andrés Duany's proposals for a flatpack design (here in Jetson Green); We have spent too much time with Cameron Sinclair, who says "Top down solutions will
Argentine architect Carlos Levinton, who we've seen help Bolivian communities with PET, was asked by the UN White Helmets Comission to collaborate with ideas for the reconstruction of Haiti after the earthquake.
Jeff has already reported how solar panels are supporting relief efforts in Haiti, and April has covered the use of biochar stoves to help Haitians too. (Though some commenters remained unconvinced.) Now another piece
A growing number of environmentalists are re-envisioning 'disaster relief' as something that can provide hope for the future, not just a hot meal and somewhere to sleep. Their tool of choice? Permaculture.
lamar5292 has an idea for getting Haitians green housing:
So how do you provide quick permanent safe housing that is also green in a situation like that? My suggestion is to take all the countries excess shipping containers to Haiti to be converted
With over a million left homeless and its capital city all but destroyed, Haiti is set to become the focus of an enormous rebuilding effort. Internationally, many are calling for a full-fledged "Marshall Plan" to rebuild the
Sol Inc. is making good on its commitment to help power Haiti relief efforts with solar energy. The company said in January that it planned to send about $400,000 worth of photovoltaics to the earthquake-ravaged country to help with round-the-clock
Soles4Souls has rallied support for Haiti with the help of consumers and footwear companies donations nationwide. The footwear charity has collected over 750,000 pairs of shoes, and is well on their way towards their committed