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.
Nadine Patrice is the executive director, and founder, of Operation Green Leaves, a 501c3 organization based in Miami, Florida. Although there is no way to know for sure, but common sense suggests that the earth might not have moved so much if there were trees to hold the surface in place.
Less than 1% of Haiti’s natural tree cover remains. While rebuilding cities is essential, it is our opinion that cities without trees will suffer a similar fate sometime in the future.
Check out Operation Green Leaves’ weekly internet show – www.blogtalkradio.com/OGLHaiti. It’s on every Saturday at 10 AM EST.
October 24th is the International Day of Climate Change Action. 350.org is leading the movement and has inspired people and organizations worldwide to take some kind of action on that day to show their commitmet to finding solutions to the Climate Change Crisis.
350 currently is the most important number on the planet. Florida will face some of the most extreme effects of a 2 degree celsius temperature change. The scary fact is that as of September 2009 we are at 387 ppm. Scientist now know that this will result in a temperature rise of 2 degrees celcius by the middle of the Century. The good news is that it is not too late we can take action to stop this downward spiral by making a commitment to be part of the solution. The first thing is to make sure you understand the crisis and get accurate information and find out what you can do. So this October 24th Join Operation Green Leaves, The Biscayne Nature Center and the the around the Americas Project at Bicentenial Park in Miami (across from the American Airlines Arena) from 12:00 Noon to 4:oo PM.
Today the Around The Americas Project’s 65ft steel-hulled Sailboat arrived in Miami and I was delighted and excited to watch it come in because I know how important the message and information they have collected on their voyage to share with our community. The “Ocean Watch left Seatle 20 weeks ago. The scientific expedition includes a 1st leg of the icy Northwest Passage. Their plan is to make 31 stops in over 12 countries over a 13 month period spreading a strong environmental message designed to draw attention to the health of the worlds ocean and the impact of Global Climate Change on local environment & Eco-system. So you can’t affort to miss this event on Saturday October 24th. You will have the opportunity to meet the crew and visit the ship as well. Other activities will include a drum circle and a group photo at 2:00 PM.
The South Florida Community Partners, in partnership with the National Park Services, host March for Parks each year in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The objective of the South Florida Community Partners, a group of residents, entrepreneurs, students and volunters, and the National Park Service staff is to enhance cultural diversity in South Florida’s National Parks by offering programs, resources, and opportunities to everyone.
This year, the event was at Everglades National Park, the 3rd largest National Park in the lower 48 states. More than 600 people attended, including a group from Haiti.
Florida has four National Parks – Everglades National Park, Biscayne National Park, Big Cypress National Preserve and Dry Tortugas in Key West.
Next year, March for Parks will be at Big Cypress National Preserve. If you love the outdoors and Nature, join the South Florida Community Partners. It’s free!
I am sharing with you pictures of this year’s event, but if you want to see more pictures of the South Florida Community Partners, visit: www.oglhaiti.com. Under pictures click on SFCP.
Operation Green Leaves
to the opening of our
3404 North Miami Avenue
(Wynwood – across from Circuit City)
Saturday April 11th, 2009
Noon to 6:00 PM
Protect our Home Planet, Reclaim, Recycle, Reuse