Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Cool School

By Corbyn Small Last night, students piled into the Ellipse Chapel at Point Loma Nazarene University for a night of music, dance, fellowship, and fun celebrating Plant With Purpose’s work in Haiti. There was Haitian art sprawled around the room, Creole-style linguine pasta with andouille and chicken, and a traditional drum and dance performance that took the audience on a rhythmic journey from the musical roots of Africa through Cuba and into Haiti. Plant With Purpose’s Executive Director, Scott Sabin, also spoke about his experience in Haiti and how Plant With Purpose started its work in Haiti more than 12 years ago. The overall tone of Scott's message was that hope exists with in Haiti, that the people are some of the strongest in the world, and we mustn't discount Haiti because it is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere
The 5th Annual PLNU Plant With Purpose dinner was one of the most successful yet: there were 120 people in attendance and over $250 was raised to plant trees! Each year the PLNU Resource Stewardship Task Force and Physical Plant host a Plant With Purpose dinner so that students and faculty can come be immersed in a cultural experience themed after one of the countries PWP works in. Through the years Plant With Purpose and Point Loma Nazarene University have built a strong relationship with one another, and the evening highlighted the growth that both groups have experienced over the last five or six years. Thank you to PLNU for years of the highest quality interns, devoted volunteers, and financial support of our international work. As an alumnus of PLNU and as the current outreach coordinator at Plant With Purpose, I was proud to be the one to introduce the newest accomplishments and efforts of Plant With Purpose. Advocating on behalf of PWP has never been easier, using social networks like Facebook and Twitter give every individual the opportunity to use their voice to share the story of Plant With Purpose and its sustainable programs in Haiti and around the world. Just as I invited the students and faculty last night, I invite you to join us in the storytelling: use the tools on PlantWithPurpose.org, share our video with your friends and family, tell those 200+ friends you have on Facebook that you love what Plant With Purpose is doing and want them to be involved too! We can’t do it without you! Facebook Fan Page Twitter- @PlantWPurpose Viral Video link (post it in your blog!)

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