Investing In Haiti’s Future Means Listening Humbly To People On The Ground

HUFFPOSTIMPACT   
February 22nd, 2013

Investing In Haiti’s Future Means Listening Humbly To People On The Ground

Three years after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, the nation is still struggling. Ruth Messinger offers her insight on which methods of help and recovery are best, and points out the importance of grassroots organizations and ground-level work for the long-term recovery of Haiti.

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Coming Together For Environmental Restoration In Haiti

Other Worlds    Yobo Member
April 25th, 2012

Coming Together For Environmental Restoration In Haiti

In honor of Earth Day, we run an interview with Yves-André Wainright, who discusses ways that poor governance and the role of foreign donors have contributed to the country’s environmental catastrophe. He also lays out a blueprint for what could turn the situation around, effectively mobilizing both government and the population to begin restoring the environment.

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Home: From Displacement Camps to Community in Haiti

Other Worlds Are Possible    Yobo Member
January 6th, 2012

Home: From Displacement Camps to Community in Haiti

As 2012 begins, a growing movement of displaced people and their allies in Haiti is actively claiming the right to housing, which is recognized by both the Haitian constitution and international treaties to which Haiti is signatory.

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“Haitian Peasant Women as Poto Mitan, Central Pillar”: An interview with Iderle Brénus Gerbier

Other Worlds Are Possible    Yobo Member
December 22nd, 2011

“Haitian Peasant Women as Poto Mitan, Central Pillar”: An interview with Iderle Brénus Gerbier

Iderle Gerbier Brénus has worked with many Haitian peasant organizations in support of women rights’ and food sovereignty.

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Holiday Gifts that Change the World, curated by Prosperity Candle

Prosperity Candle    Yobo Member
December 7th, 2011

Holiday Gifts that Change the World, curated by Prosperity Candle

The holidays often feel like they’ve become devoid of meaning. We question whether it really is about finding the best deal, buying unwanted gifts and supporting the types of companies that we all would like to change?

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Eye-Catching, Disaster-Resistant Earthbag Homes for Post-Earthquake Haiti

treehugger   
January 9th, 2013

Eye-Catching, Disaster-Resistant Earthbag Homes for Post-Earthquake Haiti

Although coverage of Haiti’s 2010 earthquake disaster has decreased, rebuilding efforts are slowly persevering. The newest construction technique, which uses recycled materials to create earthquake, flood, and hurricane resistant dome-shaped shelters is an example of this ongoing process toward recovery.

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Yoga Without Borders To Host First Take Action Summit

Healthzone.ca   
February 1st, 2012

Yoga Without Borders To Host First Take Action Summit

Forget the yoga mat. For a group of Toronto yogis, what’s important is taking the message out of the studio and changing the world.

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Haitian Students Celebrate New Opportunities

AFSC    Yobo Member
December 26th, 2011

Haitian Students Celebrate New Opportunities

After six months of hard work in an accelerated technical training program, youth supported by AFSC in Martissant, a Port-au-Prince community, celebrated their achievement in a graduation ceremony held in Petionville.

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Clean Water, Clean Energy

Ode Magazine    Yobo Member
December 15th, 2011

Clean Water, Clean Energy

By Wouter Janssen In the prosperous US West, we generally only get worked up about clean water and electricity when the bill arrives in the mail, and we discover that once again, we’ve been showering too long and leaving the lights on too often. But in many parts of the world, people can only dream [...]

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What Happens When the World’s Poorest People Volunteer?

Huffington Post   
December 6th, 2011

What Happens When the World’s Poorest People Volunteer?

Lesly and I have been invited to the conference to speak on sustainable development through personal transformation. It is the first time Lesly, age 29, has ever left Haiti.

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