All Together Now!

All Together Now!

On a Saturday morning in Otoxha, over two dozen men are building a house in the diffused yellow light of a misty tropical morning. They’ve been at it since daybreak, and their work is nearly silent.

The materials are modest: a pile of freshly cut cahune palm for the roof, a stack of long rails harvested from jungle trees, and rough-hewn boards of emory wood ready to become walls.

There are no saws, hammers or nails. Instead, a pile of dark machetes under the overhang, abandoned out of the rain, and a community of men balancing on the beams and rafters of the house in progress, lashing materials into shape. 

Why We Can Hardly Wait for Climate Ride!

Why We Can Hardly Wait for Climate Ride!

Have you heard all our carrying on about the upcoming Climate Ride from Bar Harbor to Boston lately? (No? Not even here? Or here? Or here?) Maybe you’re even a generous contributor to Elliott’s ride? (Thank you!) Maybe you’re a proud supporter of a local business sponsor? (Thank you, thank you!)

Or maybe you’re still trying to figure out what the heck Climate Ride is, why we’re so excited, and what it has to do with saving forests and ending poverty in Central America?

That’s fair, too. Just let us explain.

Behind the Scenes with our Board Chairs (Part Two!)

Behind the Scenes with our Board Chairs (Part Two!)

We recently published  a post by Steve Richards about his time as chair of our board of directors. Now, our incoming board chair, Charlotte Dougherty, chimes in to describe her experience with Sustainable Harvest International and her vision for our future. Charlotte writes:

On that first night of my 2011 visit, I listened to the laughter, squeals, and giggles of the children and their parents as we all settled down to sleep. I was witnessing real improvement, real change in people’s lives as a direct result of working with Sustainable Harvest International.”