October 16th , 2012 is World food Day, I invite everyone reading this blog to join the global movement to end hunger. Be part of the solution , take action in your community and around the world.
With that said I would like to bring to your attention that while we celebrate World Food Day on the 16th, we need to think about the quality of our food. What is in our food? Is is healthy? What kind of pesticide was used? Is it Genetically engineered?
Many organizations are on the forefront with their message of not only ending world hunger but the issue of nutrition as well. the ONE organization’s message is “Put Nutrition on the Global Agenda”. For more details click
GORTA’s message is “Make Hunger History”. The Gorta World Food Day Conference will be on October 16th at 9:00 am in Dublin. If you are in that part of the world more details available at
One of the options also is for you to grow your own food then you will know for sure the quality and nutritional information of what you will be consuming. Farmers markets with local organic foods are everywhere now days as well as community and school gardens. There are many businesses with the mission to teach you how to grow great and healthy foods such as Edible Gardening with Karin visit them at or Dylan Terry at “Ready-to-grow Gardens visit them at and Earth Learning, visit them at
Finally Operation Green Leaves has sponsored many school gardens and works with children to not only teach them where food comes from but also teach them about nutrition and the cultural aspect of food. Hopelly we will be able to continue that program with the necessary funding. If you want to support our school garden program, please visit click on make a donation. Operation Green Leaves is a non-profit tax-deductible organization. Your donations are fully tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.
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.
On 12 January 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocked a densely populated area of Haiti, near the capital of Port-au-Prince. Damage was extensive. Death estimates top 300,000, but noone knows for sure. More than 1 million people were left homeless, most of them remain in tent cities nearly 2 years later. No electricity. No sanitation. Few paved roads. Deforestation. Soil erosion. Yet, a spirit of hope and optimism remains.
Pictures by Brian Machray of Yosemite Lakes Community Church in Coarsegoldm CA. The Haitian National Anthem is sung by Yvon ‘Capi’ Andre, a founding member of Tabou Compo. Pastor Audley Wisdom provides Holy Night from the 17 December 2011 Sabbath Service. Video produced and distributed by Ken English.
Global Giving Bonus Day Challenge: October 19
Please support Operation Green Leaves Environmental Center & Volunteer Village Project posted on Global Giving. Please help us meet the challenge on October 19th, by visiting http://www.globalgiving.org/6060 . On October 19, GlobalGiving.org is matching at 30% all online donations up to $1,000 per donor per project! There is $100,000 available in matching funds starting at 12:01 am EDT.In addition to the 30% match, GlobalGiving is offering a $1,000 bonus to the project that raises the most funds that day and a $1,000 bonus to the project that receives donations from the most individual donors! Donations are tax-deductible
Global Giving Bonus Day Challenge: October 19TH 2011
Please support Operation Green Leaves Environmental Center & Volunteer Village Project posted on Global Giving. Please help us meet the challenge on October 19th, by visiting http://www.globalgiving.org/6060 . For additional info on the project visit http://openarchitecturenetwork.org/projects/oglhaiti
On October 19, GlobalGiving.org is matching at 30% all online donations up to $1,000 per donor per project! There is $100,000 available in matching funds starting at 12:01 am EDT.In addition to the 30% match, GlobalGiving is offering a $1,000 bonus to the project that raises the most funds that day and a $1,000 bonus to the project that receives donations from the most individual donors! Donations are tax-deductible. MOST IMPORTANTLY SHARE THIS INFO. WITH YOUR FRIENDS & FAMILY.
Peace & Blessings,
Good Morning, Members, Friends & all earthlings!
As probably most of you know as it has been reported in the news 14
months after the devastating earthquake, progress is still so slow in Haiti
Tent Cities are still there. Last week 3 people died as a result of the
2010 earthquake when a house collapse on them. With that said, there
are still some steps being taken by various non-profit organizations, such
as Food for the Poor, Ecoworks International, and some socially councious
Members of Operation Green Leaves’ team working on the Environmental
center & volunteer village in Archaie. Haiti just came back from Haiti.
The mission was very productive. We are blessed to have Architect for
Humanity and other great Architectural firms donating their time and
talents to the project. We however need your financial support to make
the center a reality. Our goal is not only reforestation, but education &
training as well. to learn more about the project and to make a tax-
deductible donation, please visit http://www.globalgiving.org/6060
Restoring Haiti’s environment is a key element in the sustainable
reconstruction of Haiti. We must address the root cause of the
ecological destruction in Haiti. Provide alternative fuel souces and
energy & economic empowerment. Our motto is “Help Haitians Help
Themselves”. We are providing the tools to help our brothers & sisters
rise themselves out of poverty. Sharing a few pictures of one of our
partner orgnizations in Kenscoff, Haiti. Empowering a group of women
“Fanm kap plante”, Women who are planting. Also pictures of deforested
mountains of kenscoff. Please help in anyway you can. visit:
Peace & Blessings,
Nadine C. Patrice, Executive Director
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.
If you can spare $10, and are interested in helping us reforest Haiti, take a look at GlobalGiving.org/6060. This is the final week of a competition to raise $4000 from at least 50 doners. If we do, we get a position on GlobalGiving’s website. The competition ends 30 September 2010.
While your there, take a look at the other worthwhile organizations. Give $10 to a few of them. You’ll feel good because you helped several groups and they’ll feel good because they got some help for a total stranger.
Some people call it a random act of kindness.
Without the “kindness of strangers,” non-profit organizations will struggle. Help us, help Haitians, help themselves. Act Now! GlobalGiving.org/6060
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