Haiti Grass Project Assistant Coordinator
Better Universe and Citizens Inc
Are you passionate about international work in developing countries? This is an opportunity to coordinate a grass planting project in Haiti.
We have a unique project to work with locals in Haiti to plant grass on eroded mountains, waterways, and in contour planting. Currently, Haiti loses tons of topsoil each year. This is a virtual position and you do not have to go to Haiti. You will be coordinating farmers and villagers in Haiti on plant sites, checking progress, and receiving updates.
Most of the work will be done through Google translate so you do not have to be able to speak creole or French, though the ability to speak those languages would be beneficial. Experience and having conducted projects in developing countries is an added advantage but not a requirement.
Please join the team to make a difference in Haiti.
About Better Universe and Citizens Inc
2840 REMINGTON GREEN CIR, TALLAHASSEE, FL 32308, US
Our mission is to promote the use of natural resources in a sustainable manner and to assure minimal disruption of our natural ecosystems. We achieve this by engaging in and promoting on-the-ground restorative projects to address destruction and waste of natural resources and by sharing knowledge about the environment and its conservation. We aim to reduce poverty by creating sustainable and resilient communities. Our priority region is Haiti where we are planting grasses for land reclamation.
Better Universe and Citizen's original mission began on focusing on how soil erosion has accentuated numerous struggles in Haiti. Much of the problems stem from Deforestation, which is caused by cutting trees for charcoal. Deforestation has resulted in the permanent loss of Haiti’s valuable rich topsoil. Unstable soil caused by soil erosion also results in mudslides during hurricanes that kill people. Siltation of reservoirs and lakes renders them economically unviable thus causing damages to infrastructures such as hydroelectric dams, irrigation canals and roads. Unfortunately, Baren land limits groundwater recharge meaning there are shortages of drinking water for many Haitians. The pressure to cut trees will remain until alternative sources for charcoal have been developed, necessitating a different approach to the control of soil erosion.