April 23, 2011
Eradicating Energy Poverty in Haiti
As we celebrate Earth Day today, many will echo the urgent calls for protecting our planet from pollution, climate change, fossil fuels, and deforestation.
All are urgent and needed warnings, but The Green Family Foundation would like to honor our friends at EarthSpark International for something our planet desperately needs – solutions.
Once blanketed with lush forests, Haiti’s landscape is now nearly 98% deforested and facing total ecological destruction. EarthSpark knows a solution – eradicating energy poverty.
By opening Haiti’s first Clean Energy Store – known as the "Magazen Eneji Pwop" in Haitian Creole – EarthSpark is bringing affordable, efficient solutions directly to the Haitian people one “miracle” cook stove at a time.
“There are thousands of well-intentioned people pointing out what is wrong in Haiti,” said GFF President Kimberly Green. “What we love are effective, sustainable solutions and that is why we love EarthSpark. We urge everyone to watch, learn, engage and support EarthSpark’s tremendous work in Haiti.”
WATCH: Making Efficient Stoves in Les Anglais, Haiti
WATCH: EarthSpark Clean Energy Store Opens in Les Anglais
LEARN: Visit EarthSpark’s webpage or “Like” them on Facebook!
ENGAGE: You can show your support for EarthSpark by donating, volunteering, or raising awareness of EarthSpark's activities.
|»||See how the Green Family Foundation NeighborhoodHELP program at FIU changes lives|
|»||Purchase Alan Lomax In Haiti: Recordings For The Library Of Congress, 1936-1937, nominated for two GRAMMY Awards.|
|»||Watch GFF President Kimberly Green's CGI Stories segment about the music of Alan Lomax.|