Environmental Education & Reforestation in Haiti

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Operation Green Leaves 22nd Anniversary September 29th

Preserve & Protect Planet Earth

The entire month of September Operation Green Leaves has been celebrating 22 years of service in South Florida and Haiti with an online campaign to create awareness and raise funds for our projects both here in South Florida and Haiti. We h
ope to be able to continue to provide our urgent environmental programs and projects 22 more years and beyond. We know however it will be challenging without the financial support of members and friends. Tomorrow September 29th is the actual Date, so if you have not had the opportunity to make your tax-deductible anniversary gift, please consider doing it today. Any amount will contribute to help us continue to reach our goals. Simply go to http://www.oglhaiti.com/ and click make a donation. We are counting on your support.
PICTURE DESIGNED BY JR. GREEN LEAVES CLUB AT HUBERT O SIBLEY ELEMENTARY.

Peace & Blessings,
Nadine C. Patrice, Executive Director
Operation Green Leaves Inc.

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Climate Change is NOW not at a future Date

I recently came accrooss a video which is very comprehensive regarding the Climate Change and Global Warming crisis that our beautiful planet earth is currently facing. Right now Planet Earth is our only home it is important for all humanity to pay attention and learn more get educated on what is happening to our planet and how they can take action at least to reduce the impact. Our planet is really ONE GLOBAL ECO SYSTEM, when it comes to the environment there are NO BORDERS. We are really ONE and the action of One impacts the whole.

Global Warming and Climate Change is NOW not in the future. Pay attention, learn all you can. Sharing with you a comprehensive video. Our planet is a living, breathing being, we must treat her with reverence and respect. When dealing with the environment there are no borders it is ONE GLOBAL ECO SYSTEM! http://tinyurl.com/c8r49va

Peace and Blessings to all
Nadine C. Patrice
Executive Director
Operation Green Leaves Inc.
http://www.oglhaiti.com


Haiti’s New President Speaks at the U.N General Assembly

On Friday September 23rd Haiti’s new President, Mr. Michel Martelly spoke at the United Nation’s General Assembly. I am so please to see that he mentioned that addressing the urgent issue of deforestation and Global Warming is a top priority to the sustainable reconstruction of Haiti. I am so delighted that Haiti’s leadership is going in the right direction finally. It has always been Operation Green Leaves message from day one, and now for 21 years that “any sustainable reconstruction of Haiti must include restoring Haiti’s environment, specifically an agressive national reforestation plan.

Our Vision: A Green & Sustainable Haiti!

Peace & Blessings,
Nadine C. Patrice
Executive Director, Operation Green Leaves Inc.

NOTE: Operation Green Leaves is celebrating its 21st Year Annivesary this september with an online campaign instead of a gala or dinner, reducing our carbon footprint. Join our campaign & make a tax-deductible donation at http://www.oglhaiti.com click on give 10


EcoBoutique Debuts on OGLHaiti website

http://oglhaiti.com – Operation Green Leaves is a 501c3 organization dedicated to environmental education and reforestation in Haiti. As part of an ongoing fundraising effort, OGLHaiti is developing an EcoBoutique, showcasing art, jewelry, clothing and other related items.

OGLHaiti’s EcoVillage Project in Arcahaie, Haiti is listed on the GlobalGiving website. If you can spare $10, or more, please visit GlobalGiving.org/6060 and make a donation.

Video by the MediaMojoGuy.


THE CHALLENGE. GLOBAL GIVING, OGL’S ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER & VOLUNTEER VILLAGE

Operation Green Leaves REALLY need your support. Operation Green Leaves finally qualified and earned a temporary spot on Global Giving. Our project is the building of our environmtal center and volunteer village in Arcahaie, Haiti.

THE CHALLENGE IS:  in order for us to qualify for a permanent spot on Global Giving, we need to RAISE $4,000 FROM 50 DONORS BY SEPTEMBER 30TH.

If we meet the challenge, we will be able to stay on and have a permanent spot on Global Giving and most importantly continue our fund-raising efforts to raise money for our project in Arcahaie and better yet we will have the opportunity to submit othe projects and raise funds for these particular projects.

To Donate visit: www.globalgiving.org/6060


Keep the spotlight on HAITI, The people of Haiti deserve better.

3 months already since the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti, the raining season is well on its way and the people in the most affected areas ARE STILL WAITING for the promised help even though in the news we hear billions have been raised for the PEOPLE OF HAITI.  The % of help reaching the real victims is TOO LOW. In the news you see flashes of this internatinal group helping or this celebrity helping, but it is really a very small percentage of what is needed.  The funds have been raised, the knowledge and technology to really bring the assistance is available…WHAT’S THE HOLD-UP???

I get glimses of the REALITY in Haiti everyday from my partner grass roots organizations on the ground.  Some of them are in different regions of the country and their information is similar. They are tired of going from meetings to meetings in Haiti, tired  of getting promises that are not kept. They are than unable  help the victims.  One of them was promised tents, they told her record the names of all people in the area in needs of a tent and tarp. She does. When she is ready, she goes to the agency to give s her list and the person in charge of this supposibly reputable organization, leaves Haiti with no follow-up.  These are the  kinds of Stories i hear from our partners.  My message is: Please donate to smaller grass roots organizations that can get the Job Done or go volunteer and help them get back their life together. May be the larger organizations, Agencies and Government will catch up with the progress at some point.  I KNOW that God is in Haiti, I KNOW watching what is going on. The people of Haiti have suffered enough they deserve better.  THE NEED IS URGENT, THE RAINING SEASON IS HERE, NO ELECTRICITY, THE SUFFERING IS JUST TOO MUCH.  JUST IMAGINE IT COULD BE ANY OF US , WE WERE JUST BLESSED TO BE BORN IN A DIFFERENT COUNTRY.  WWW.OGLHAITI.COM FOR MORE INFO.


ARToire Anyone?

The first group of FUNctional furniture is on display at the Miami Mid-century Art & Antique Boutique – 3404 North Miami Avenue in the Wynwood Arts District. Here is a quick look, and a few words from Nadine. Remember, the furniture sale is daily through December. Check out www.oglhaiti.com for more information.

Listen to EcoAlert with Nadine Patrice on Saturday at 10 AM EST – www.blogtalkradio.com/oglhaiti.


Miami Mid-Century Art & Collectible Gallery Auction

On Saturday, 15 Novembet 2008, Miami Mid-Century Art & Collectible Gallery in the Wynwood section of Miami will conduct an estate auction to make room for the Environmental Art Exhibit of Operation Green Leaves during Art Basel Miami 2008. The Gallery is conveniently located at 3404 North Miami Avenue, just south of NW 36 Street.

This stainless steel operating table is one of many unusual item at Mid-Century Gallery.

This stainless steel operating table is one of many unusual item at Mid-Century Gallery.

Dee-Anne Treadway collects estate sale merchandise, ranging from Brasilian Samba hats…

You'd look magnificant with this head covering from Brasil

You'd look simply 'marvalous' under this Brasilan head ornament.

  to a collection of red ‘wizard of oz’ slippers.

Click your heels and 'away you go' to the Jackie Gleason Theatre on Miami Beach.
Click your heels…

Call 305.409.8536 for directions or to ask Deann what she has in the attic?

The VIP area is up a stairwell...

The VIP area is up a stairwell...


Original Lust-Table Furniture Art for Operation Green Leaves Fundraising Effort

Noted New York artist Paulette Lust completed her first piece of furniture art on November 11, 2008.

Responding to a ‘call for artists’ plea from Operation Green Leaves’ executive director Nadine Patrice, Paulette transformed a lovely wooden table into an original painting during a brief business trip to Miami.

Paulette Lust creates an original piece of art for Operation Green Leaves

Paulette Lust creates an original piece of art for Operation Green Leaves

Paulette was in Miami for Gallery Walk, November 8th, because she has her work on display at Art Fusion Gallery in the Miami Design District. On Monday, November 10th she drove to the Econo Equipment warehouse and began the painting. She returned on Tuesday, November 11th, to finish. The table will be on display, along with the work of other artists, during Art Basel Miami Beach 2008 as part of an Environmental Art Display in the Miami Mid-Century Gallery in the Wynwood Art District of Miami.

“My art is contemporary-primitive. It’s colorful, whimsical, easy to understand and fun to look at and enjoy. My blocks of color give you serenity as the eye travels easily from space to space,” she says on her website – www.LustforArt.com. Paulette Lust’s contemporary drawings are based on familiar moments and interactions of daily lives. Her art engages your imagination by communicating a vision and a sensitivity to the everyday. There’s something comfortable and secure about knowing and understanding what you are seeing. When Ms. Lust draws animals, it is to show their beauty, illuminate their innocence and playfulness, and to reflect the happiness they bring.

She calls her art primitive, because it’s spontaneous – not overworked, the first lines are always her best. You will love to live with her art. Ms. Lust’s unique style, contemporary-primitive, has earned her critical acclaim and an ever-increasing following among collectors. After working in many mediums, including oil and watercolor, she became fascinated by the ancient technique of painting on silk. Her original silk paintings have been exhibited successfully in one-woman art shows in galleries domestically and internationally.

Paulette Lust’s inspirations come from her extensive travels. Born in Lvov, Russia, she lived and traveled throughout Europe and the Middle East before settling in New York. Speaking four languages by the age of 12, Ms. Lust began her formal studies in art while studying at The University of Texas in San Antonio. She resides in Manhattan with family.

The goal of the Artoire Project is to sell the furniture and use the proceeds to plant trees in Haiti. Check out the Operation Green Leaves’ website for more information and pictures: www.oglhaiti.com.