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Yon Sel Lanmou Environmental Scholarship

Land cover, just one of the GIS data layers that we have.  Contact Greg Cronin if you have a project that would benefit from GIS.
Land cover, just one of the GIS data layers that we have. Contact Greg Cronin if you have a project that would benefit from GIS.

Youn nan bi kle Yon Sèl Lanmou genyen se pou reyabilite sèvis ke sistèm ekolojik an Ayiti bay ni sosyete moun ni tout bèt nan raje k ap depann sou yo. Menm jan ak tout lòt travay Yon Sèl Lanmou fè yo, nou vle pou Ayisyen pran devan nan mennen travay sa, baze sou prensip ke reyabilitasyon sistèm ekolojik lokal dwe mennen pa moun lokal yo. Bi sa pral kreye kèk opòtinite tou, paske gen plizyè santèn mil dola ki disponib chak ane pou etidye biyodivèsite ak sistèm ekolojik. Kounye a se syantifik etranje ki jwenn fon sa yo pou vin fè etid yo nan Ayiti epi ale lakay yo apre. Yon Sèl Lanmou kwe ke donatè yo ta pito finanse syantifik Ayisyen ki kalifye yo pou fè etid konsèvasyon ak anviwonman yo. Men sa yo pa jwenn se ‘syantifik Ayisyen kalifye’. Pa gen ase Ayisyen ki gen nivo edikasyon ak eksperyans pou yo mennen pwojè syantifik sou biyoloji konsèvasyon ak anviwonman yo. Pou ede ranpli vid sa, Yon Sèl Lanmou ap ofri yon bouse detid 50,000 HTG pou yon Ayisyen k ap chèche yon karyè nan domenn ekoloji, biyoloji konsèvasyon, syans anviwonman oubyen yon lòt ki gen rapò dirèk ak sa yo. Elèv yo pral resevwa bouse la pou peye edikasyon yo, kèlkeswa kote yo enskri ladan.
N ap bay bouse sa pou moun ke nou detèmine gen plis kapasite pou’l fè plis enpak sou pwoteksyon anviwonman ak rekiperasyon sistèm ekolojik ak biyodivèsite an Ayiti.
Denyè dat pou bay aplikasyon an se 18 Me, 2015 (Fèt Inivèsite ak Fèt Drapo). Tanpri, voye tout enfòmasyon swivan yo bay gregory.cronin@ucdenver.edu ak “Yon Sel Lanmou Scholarship” kòm sijè:
1. Non
2. Enstitisyon kote w pral etidye, ak adrès li
3. Domenn detid
4. Adrès lakay w (si li disponib)
5. Adrès imel
6. Non ak nimewo telefòn Pwofesè ou Direktè enstitisyon an.
7. Yon paj ekri swa an Angle ou Kreyòl k ap eksplike: Poukisa w ap fè aplikasyon pou bouse sa?; Ki objèktif ou genyen nan karyè w?; Kouman ou wè etat anviwonman an Ayiti, ki vizyon ou genyen pou pi devan, epi ki plan ou genyen pou reyalize vizyon sa?

Yon Sel Lanmou,
Greg Cronin, Ph.D.
Prezidan /Fondatè Yon Sel Lanmou

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A central goal of Yon Sel Lanmou is to restore Haiti’s ecosystem services that human society and wildlife depend upon. As with all Yon Sel Lanmou efforts, we want this to be Haitian-driven, based on the principle that ecosystem restoration should be locally driven. This goal also creates opportunity for Haitians, as $100,000’s are available to study and protect biodiversity and ecosystems every year. Currently, these funds are awarded to foreign scientists who visit Haiti to conduct funded studies, but then leave. Yon Sel Lanmou believes that funding agencies would prefer to award studies to qualified Haitian scientists to carry out conservation and environmental studies. The missing piece is ‘qualified Haitian scientists’’. There simply are too few Haitians with the education and training to carry out conservation biology and environmental science projects. To help fill this void, Yon Sel Lanmou is offering a 50,000 HTG scholarship to a Haitian pursuing a career in ecology, conservation biology, environmental sciences, or closely related field. The funds are awarded to the students, to be used to fund their education wherever they are enrolled.
This competitive scholarship will be awarded to the individual who will have the greatest impact on protecting and restoring Haiti’s ecosystems and biodiversity. This individual should have a love for nature and a love for Haiti.
The application deadline is May 18 2015 (Universities Day and Flag Day). Please send the following information to gregory.cronin@ucdenver.edu with “Yon Sel Lanmou Scholarship” in the subject heading:
1. Name
2. Institution where you would conduct your studies, and institution’s address
3. Field of study
4. Personal physical address (if available)
5. Email address
6. Name and phone number of your Professor or Dean.
7. 1 page Essay in English or Kreyol (Why are you applying for this scholarship? What are your career goals? What is your current assessment of Haiti’s environment, your vision of the future, and your plan to accomplish your vision?)

Yon Sel Lanmou,
Greg Cronin, Ph.D.
President /Founder of Yon Sel Lanmou





YSL joins CFDE Univ

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Dean Georges Brunet, Dr. Michel Brutus, 3 students, and Greg Cronin show One Love.
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Yon Sel Lanmou President Greg Cronin is now an adjunct professor at Centre de Formation et de Développement Économique (CFDE) University. He will co-teach a course in project development this spring, and teach ‘aquaponic farming’ once the FEED HAITI aquaponic system is operating.

Education needed for marine protected area to succeed

Haitian harpoon whale in MPA
The photo shows the humpback whale with a harpoon in its back. It died soon after.
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The 3 Bays Marine Park in northern Haiti that was formed after an ecological assessment of the area by Yon Sel Lanmou and FoProBiM needs education and enforcement to succeed. We witnessed illegal harvesting of mangroves for charcoal in early January, and three days after we left the area, fishermen killed a humpback whale that entered the MPA. A brief article is here: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11386407

Click here to see our web site translated into Kreyol.

Yon Sel Lanmou 5th Quake Anniversary Remembrance

Thanks to all who made this a huge success.
Click here for video.


Yon Sel Lanmou with N a Sonje is producing a community event to remember the victims of the earthquake that struck 5 years ago, to celebrate the lives of survivors, and share hope for the future. The day will include speeches by community leaders, a documentary about Village Mozayik, videos of the quake, music by Kob Nwa, Augustin Mona, and 2 Rasin, food, and beverage. Tickets are free, but limited to the event. Anybody can view our webcam of the event, so click join/going, and remember with us. Map it here: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Royalty+Free+Haiti/@18.50688,-72.231309,13z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x94614e74edd8aec3







Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

View the event live here: http://www.ustream.tv/broadcaster/19732447

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Click here to see our web site translated into Kreyol.

GIS Expert Wanted

Meg, Rafael, and Greg in front of the poster featuring the GIS database that they made for Haiti.  GIS can be used for many purposes.
Meg, Rafael, and Greg in front of the poster featuring the GIS database that they made for Haiti. GIS can be used for many purposes.

Yon Sel Lanmou has a GIS database for the entire country of Haiti, GIS software, and a dedicated GIS laptop. What we need is a GIS expert to put these valuable tools to good use in Haiti. Contact Greg Cronin if you are interested, and feel free to share this with people that are qualified. Yon Sel Lanmou

Mona Augustin Releases Mamamee

Our dear friend Mona Augustin has been an outspoken supporter of Haitian people, and of Yon Sel Lanmou. He has performed at our benefit concert, is an instructor at Royalty Free Haiti, and has selflessly devoted heroic efforts to support Village Mozayik. This gifted musician recently released the CD Mamamee that we encourage you to purchase. In additional to getting to hear amazing original Haitian music, you will know that your purchase is benefiting Village Mozayik featured in this documentary. Click here to purchase the CD.

Great video of Mona entertaining kids at HELP, Inc.

YSL’s Royalty Free Haiti and Vetiver System team up

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The Director of the first Royalty Free Haiti school, Najee Dread, plants vetiver grass on his land with YSL President Greg Cronin, his family, and some RFH students. Najee says the vetiver grass will stabilize the soil on his steep property, where he plans to grow beans, peppers, melons, corn, and fruit trees. Visit the Royalty Free Haiti and Vetiver System pages to learn more about the individual projects.

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Royalty Free Haiti Kickoff Show

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Facebook Event

Come party with us before we head out to Haiti for a month! A group of us are going to bring access to music education and technology to our Haitian friends!! We’ll have our awesome Royalty Free Haiti shirts, patches, and necklaces available. Dryer Plug Studios has been so generous to this project, it’s only right we go out at our favorite space! community, music, drinks, what more do you want??

Special Performances by:
Wheelchair Sports Camp
Molina Speaks & Randy Runyan (Everyday Denver pre- release)
The Knew
Ill Seven
Rattlesnake & more

if you can’t make our event… please look at our indiegogo where you can make a donation for merch, the samplebank, original art, etc.
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/royalty-free-haiti/x/7096669RFH

Amelia Laing Endorses Royalty Free Haiti

Amelia Laing is a Haitian scholar, wrote a thesis on the Haitian Revolution, and has spent a lot of time in Haiti.  Yon Sel Lanmou respects her opinions on Haiti, which makes this endorsement that much sweeter.  See her original post here.

Amelia:

If you want to look as AWESOME as I look in this photo, you’ll send some love and $ to Royalty Free Haiti, a Denver-based non-profit that works to provide essential music and language education to Haitian children. For $25, you get a sweet shirt, and you’ll be supporting a great project (you can donate more or less, anything helps). I don’t often post “cause” links, but I really believe in this one.What sets RFH apart is that it listens to the people it wants to help. The people behind RFH have taken the time to learn about Haiti’s rich history, language, and culture, and all their decisions are made with respect and community in mind. Historically, Haiti’s people have been repeatedly silenced, by NGOs and foreign governments. RFH is working to break the silence and give Haitians the tools to broadcast their thoughts to a wider audience, be it through music or language education. Their thoughts need to be heard, unfiltered and unfettered. So give. Much love. #YonSelLanmou #RoyaltyFreeHaitiLearn more about RFH and donate here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/royalty-free-haiti/

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Thanks Amelia.  Yon Sel Lanmou