About Us

We are "The Friends Of Haiti 2010"

Our project exists as the sum of initiatives taken by an umbrella organization of Haitians living in the Diaspora with a steady focus on giving back to the land and people they love so much and international community. This initiative has been coordinated with patient and generous help and consultation from many individuals and organizations. The wider One Million Trees in team is not in any way an exclusive group; the scale of this project requires that many people work together to make it a success. The team has a policy of common sense, forward thinking, and flexible, practical, transparent, sustainable and good-humored practice across all areas of the project. Any groups wishing to offer help to the project please do get in touch.

We Need Your Support to Make Change Happen

Friends of Haiti (2010) has committed to this national and international initiative, bringing together civil society, the Government of Haiti, local reforestation entities, the youth of the country, universities, the Haitian Diaspora and ecological partner organizations worldwide, to commence the global movement that will lead to the gradual reforestation around watersheds of the country, the retention of waters and the gradual awareness and education of Haitians to systematic protection of their environment.

Charcoal production drives deforestation in Haiti.

Keep Our Forests Standing.

Help us keep our forest standing.

All of us depend on healthy forests.

Help us protect them.

The Power Of Our Power Projects

One Million Trees for Parc La Visite

One Million Trees for Parc La Visite The approach is to strategically reforest water conservation points at watersheds in order to achieve conservation on a double effect of groundwater and streams while replanting with forest and fruit trees indigenous to these areas while keeping environmental standards. These projects would become in the long-term a source of income generation, local production for management by the state, producing planks of wood for various uses or in the case of fruits, for export. Other economic development projects could easily ensue.

Pic Macaya National Park

One of the biggest challenges to the park is the practice of "charcoal burning," in which large swathes of biomass are burned to produce charcoal, which can be sold at a high price by local inhabitants.

An Investment In Our Watershed

As part of this project, one million trees will be planted in the reserve located in the Belle-Anse district of the South -East Department. Over 700 hectares of reforestation in Parc La Visite is a first step of the action plan at the national level for effective growing and conservation of watershed.

Community Building

An intensive reforestation with direct community involvement.

Engagement of the Haitian Diaspora

The Buy-a-Tree Campaign in the communities of the Diaspora.

Charcoal Alternative

Our aim is to try to stop deforestation in Haiti by teaching people to switch from cooking with charcoal to use propane gas and have the Haitian government subvention part of the gas Despite the fact that only about 1.5 percent of Haiti’s forests remain, it is difficult to shift habits of cooking with wood charcoal to methods that are environmentally friendly.

What We Believe ?

Quotes by which we live

  • "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Nelson Mandela
  • "Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education." Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • Toussaint Louverture's "Vision for Haiti" projected a society embracing equal opportunity for all with.
  • "Patriotism is not short, frenzied outbursts of emotion, but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime." Adlai E. Stevenson
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Our Recent Top Projects

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    One Million Trees at Parc La Visite

    THE 1MILLION PROJECT PARK TOUR 1MPLV can be considered as an intensive reforestation pilot project on a minimum of 700 hectares of degraded land located at the Parc La Visite

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    Alternative energy

    Bel Recho Support Bel Recho and help save more trees Seeking Donations, Partnership, & Volunteers   Partner with us and make your business a little bit gre

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    Pic Macaya National Park

    Pic Macaya National Park (French: Parc National Pic Macaya) is one of two national parks of the Republic of Haiti. It is located in the country's southern peninsula, within the Massif

One Million Trees Project Overview

This is how far we've gotten so far and this is how you can help...
20% Percentage of Total Trees Already Pledged
80% Percentage of Pledges from the Haitian Diaspora
50% Partnerships and In-Kind Donations
95% Percentage of Volunteers Needed to Execute the Project