FY16

Introducing Robin, our New Communications Coordinator!

Introducing Robin, our New Communications Coordinator!

Shortly after receiving an MFA in Creative Writing from Northern Michigan University, Robin McCarthy returned to Maine and joined our communications team. Welcome, Robin!

This week, Robin is in Belize facilitating a staff storytelling training. Following the training, she’ll be visiting partner families in Otoxha, Belize and getting fully immersed in our program.

While in Belize, Robin has taken over our Instagram. Follow her trip at @sustharvintl or #2016robintakeover

A Day in the Life of Abner, EARTH Intern

A Day in the Life of Abner, EARTH Intern

Because I was interested in doing an internship in forestry, I was hoping Sustainable Harvest International’s work would focus mainly in this field. However, once I started working with Sustainable Harvest International in Panama I realized that the work was very different from what I had expected.

This wasn’t a negative thing for me, however. Sustainable Harvest International’s work is about forestry but it’s more complex than just that. 

The Boat Ride that Launched Sustainable Harvest International

The Boat Ride that Launched Sustainable Harvest International

One fateful morning in March 1997, I was the last person to board a boat and find the last open seat on one of the long white benches that ran down each side of the open skiff. As the boat pulled away from the dock in Bocas del Toro, Panama and headed for the offshore reef, I noticed the tall man next to me. From the clean, simple cut of his attire, I guessed he was European.

“My name is Dieter,” he said, speaking loudly over the roar of the outboard motor...

To REM or Not to REM?

To REM or Not to REM?

Ricardo Romero, Program Impact Manager, explores our attempts measure the qualitative effect sustainable living has throughout a community once we've scaled back our support. 

Part 8 Building a Sustainable Empire

Part 8 Building a Sustainable Empire

BY MARIANO NARARRO, FIELD TRAINER

To me, the partnership between the Reyes family and Sustainable Harvest International is like a couple holding hands and walking together toward a common goal—a mutually enjoyable “empire.”

The goals of Sustainable Harvest International are wide and there are many branches to each of them. If the families I work with integrate the majority of what we teach, helping us to achieve these goals, I feel I’m doing my job well.

Super Saturday at Oak Park

Super Saturday at Oak Park

We hold an annual Sustainability Fair on the Saturday before the Super Bowl, so we call it Super Saturday. That way everyone remembers when it is. It is a huge community event where we showcase our environmental efforts and invite people from the community in to learn about environmental stewardship and connecting with our local ecosystem.