Reforestation in Haiti - Can the Young Lead the Way?

  • Posted on: 11 May 2008
  • By: Bryan Schaaf

art of living Jule Hanus from the Art of Living Foundation sent us a video clip featuring a Youth Leadership Training Program which incorporates music, dance, yoga, and environmental preservation.  Take a look at it by clicking here.  Even when the Haitian government (someday) releases a strategy and appeals for funds to support nationwide reforestation communities will do the heavy lifting. In a country, where almost half the population is under fifteen years of age, there are many opportunities to involve the young in reforestation.

One Billion Trees Planted in 2007 - But How Many in Haiti?

  • Posted on: 28 November 2007
  • By: Bryan Schaaf

According to the United Nations Environmental Program, more than one billion trees were planted worldwide.  Mexico and Ethiopia led the way.  Ethiopia, not exactly a model of good governance,  illustrates that when a government has the political will and when communities are aware of the importance of the environment, motivated to preserve it, and the resources to do it, social change can happen rapidly.