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,
Please take a look at this great interview, “When the economy improves,
Earth’s environment will improve. The economy and environmental issues are truly connected. That has been our message at OGL for years. To find real solutions to Haiti’s environmental issues, we need to provide sustainable economic alternative as well as alternative energy sources. I spoke to a friend today in Haiti, she was sadden by the fact that in some part of Haiti, people are still cutting trees on the side of the roads. She explained to me although it is sad, we need to provide an economic alternative. I am calling for a National Reforestation Plan in Haiti, which will include the alternatives mentioned above, & education. All the sectors of the society need to be involve, goverment, private, professional, schools.
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