GLOBAL GREEN USA via Crowdrise
March 07, 2012
BENEFITING: GLOBAL GREEN USA
Global Green has worked to help Haiti rebuild green following the devastating earthquake in January 2010.
In the last two years, Global Green selected three partners on the ground doing important work, and we’re helping to green their projects. A big part of that involves bringing them clean energy sources, for which we are being assisted with a generous solar donation of 100kw from SunPower Foundation.
- Habitat for Humanity: CEO Matt Petersen has been to Haiti twice to build homes with Habitat for Humanity and President and Mrs. Carter. On his second visit, he announced Global Green’s donation to Habitat to help build compostable latrines and solar neighborhood lighting.
- Cine Institute: Global Green committed to create a grant to help power the Cine Institute in Jacmel, where young Haitians are trained to work in film, television, and radio. Global Green was able to get a $100,000 solar tent donated for the Cine Institute. Thanks to the support of Black Card Foundation, FTL Solar, Jet Blue, and Airline Ambassadors, the solar tent allowed the only film school in Haiti to power one of their buildings.
- APJ School: Global Green plans to make a donation of solar to the APJ school in Port au Prince, where secondary students from camps are getting a second chance at an education. The solar power will allow students to have regular access to their computer lab.
We will also be working with Heifer International and another partner we find through our work with the Clinton Foundation. All these projects will benefit from Global Green’s help and our donation of solar panels, so students and families do not need to depend on the unreliable electricity grid or dirty, expensive diesel generators.
Now, here's where you come in -- how you can help the people of Haiti: We need to raise money to ship the solar panels, safely get them to our partners, and have them installed.