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Deforestation in Haiti – Reforestation Project

Haiti Dominican Republic forests comparison in one pictureHaiti and the Dominican Republic are on the same island and pretty much divide it in half. Haiti has been in the news recently because of the Jan 12, 2010 magnitude 7 earthquake that destroyed Port-aux-Prince. With that coverage their has been some talk about how deforested Haiti is.

In the image to the left you see a portion of the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. On the left side of the image you see mostly brown and on the right side you see mostly green. Haiti is on the left, the Dominican Republic is on the right. The white spots are clouds.

Haiti is fairly typical of third world countries:

  • A government that doesn’t care about the people
  • A government that only looks out for the members of the ruling class
  • A government that allows big business to rape the land
  • People left to fend for themselves thereby using up (consuming) what resources are left after the governments and corporations are done. Continue reading

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Curt SitersCurt Siters

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Shoals Creek Village - a new build intentional community.

My Eco Oasis - the hub for what will be a network of many ecovillages.

Big fan of living simply

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.  ~Albert Einstein

Man's heart away from nature becomes hard.  ~Standing Bear

Silence

Ohiyesa - Dr. Charles Eastman- Santee SiouxSilence is the absolute poise or balance of body, mind and spirit. The man who preserves his selfhood is ever calm and unshaken by the storms of existence…

If you ask him: “What is silence?” he will answer “It is the Great Mystery. The holy silence is his voice.”

If you ask: “What are the fruits of silence?” he will say: “They are self-control, true courage or endurance, patience, dignity and reverence. Silence is the cornerstone of character.”

Ohiyesa (Dr. Charles Eastman)

1858 – 1939

Santee Sioux

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Curt SitersCurt Siters

Webmaster

Shoals Creek Village - a new build intentional community.

My Eco Oasis - the hub for what will be a network of many ecovillages.

Big fan of living simply

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.  ~Albert Einstein

Man's heart away from nature becomes hard.  ~Standing Bear

The Training of Children

Luther Standing BEarTraining began with children who were taught to sit still and enjoy it. They were taught to use their organs of smell, to look where there was apparently nothing to see and to listen intently when all was seemingly quiet.

Luther Standing Bear

(1868-1939)

Oglala Sioux Chief

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Curt SitersCurt Siters

Webmaster

Shoals Creek Village - a new build intentional community.

My Eco Oasis - the hub for what will be a network of many ecovillages.

Big fan of living simply

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.  ~Albert Einstein

Man's heart away from nature becomes hard.  ~Standing Bear

Healthy Feet

Sitting Bull - Sioux Warrior…Healthy feet can hear

the very heart of Holy Earth…

Tatanka Yotanka (Sitting Bull)

(~1831-1890)

Sioux Warrior

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Curt SitersCurt Siters

Webmaster

Shoals Creek Village - a new build intentional community.

My Eco Oasis - the hub for what will be a network of many ecovillages.

Big fan of living simply

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.  ~Albert Einstein

Man's heart away from nature becomes hard.  ~Standing Bear

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