As Haitians continue building with alternative materials, straw wattle projects near Gonaives received international recognition with an Energy Globe award this year! At the award ceremony in New York City Patti Stouter met Carline Seide-Murphy, three-time winner of the award for Haiti. Her projects dealt with the plastic trash problems and providing solar power to clean water.
Carline is a Haitian who desires to look forward and envisions more creative and quality housing for her people. That is why she recently built a beautiful vertical-wall earthbag home in Leogane, using information provided online by the authors of the Natural Building Blog and Patti Stouter.
Thanks are due to all the supporters of the Energy Globe program, and to Advantage Austria for hosting the award ceremony. More information about the Energy Globe award is online at National ENERGY GLOBE Award Haiti 2014