Statement on Recent Events and Social Injustice

To our friends, family, and community, To say that it has been a difficult three weeks here in Minneapolis would be an understatement. We are saddened and angered by the murder of George Floyd in our city, as well as the countless other deaths of Black Americans...

Earth Day: Food sovereignty in rural Haiti

As we have shared throughout this Earth Day blog series, human activities and environmental impacts are deeply linked — especially in food production and distribution. While it is important to ensure that all people in developing countries have access to...

Earth Day: Clean water access in developing countries

Around the world, environmental and community health is intertwined with access to clean water. Ecosystems, animals, and people rely on water for basic functions of life, and cannot thrive without it. In developing countries like Haiti, water contamination is directly...

Earth Day: Tree Planting in Rural Haiti

A common Earth Day activity around the world is tree planting — and for good reason: according to U.S. Forest Service, reforestation ‚Äúrepresents unique opportunities to address emerging issues associated with climate change by conserving and managing genetic...

Earth Day 2020

Today we come together as a global community to recognize the challenges we collectively face and the ways we can solve them together. Education is the first step for all of us; it is important to learn about ecosystems around the world and in our own backyards, to...

COVID-19 Update: March 26

Dear friends, family, and others in our community, We want to take time to share how the Vetiver Solutions team is working during the novel coronavirus pandemic that is currently spreading around the world. Based in Minnesota, we are all following CDC recommendations...