May 7th, 2010
This Mother’s Day you can honor your mom by helping mothers in Haiti, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, the Congo, Afghanistan and about three dozen other countries who face daily challenges to feed and protect themselves and their children.
A mother in Tanzania (Photo: International Rescue Committee)
The International Rescue Committee has set up an online plan where people can “buy” specific items desperately needed by mothers coping with wars, disasters, homelessness, food shortages, unsanitary living conditions and other dangers. Many of these women are vulnerable to exploitation and sexual crimes because they live in war zones or in crowded refugee camps, such as those serving as shelter in Haiti since the 7.0 earthquake devastated that country in January.
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January 30th, 2010
From Green Right Now Reports
Real estate developer and author Frank McKinney has built opulent mansions, including a $24 million oceanfront estate called Acqua Liana in Palm Beach that he promotes as the biggest green certified manse in the world .
But the Florida real estate entrepreneur also has been building sustainable housing for the poor for many years, including in Haiti. (Which is why we’re skipping the discussion today about whether ginormous homes like that Palm Beach manse are truly green, and will accept that this house, certified by the U.S. Green Building Council and Energy Star, occupies a special rarified category.)
Caring Village residents in Haiti, before the earthquake
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