UFASA donated high-quality water purification technology, low cost and environmentally safe heating technology for meals and energy storage and renewable energy distribution systems. The goal is to provide better sustainable energy products and services for the New Life Children’s Home orphanage in Port-au-Prince.
Part of the funding for these improvements at the orphanage was provided by the state of Florida Governor’s Office of Tourism, Trade & Economic Development (OTTED).The funds provided by OTTED, UFASA and organization supporters have far exceeded the amount they originally asked for. UFASA members are excited that their contribution will help the orphanage and the surrounding community. The water purification technology includes a hand pump from GenPro Energy Solutions and Net Zero Now LLC, which can produce 750 gallons of clean, high quality water a day. The pump is a significant breakthrough to aid in water purification and emergency disaster relief.
“We are glad to offer this unique solution to UFASA and their work in Haiti,” says Dwight Patterson with GenPro Energy Solutions. “Developed by proven inventors in the water purification industry, this new eight stage purification process hand pump has been tested in laboratory’s to effectively remove 99.9999% of bacteria in traditionally contaminated water sources without using a fossil fuel energy to produce the clean water.”
President of the UFASA board of directors Anthony Cannon agrees saying, “Haiti has been plagued by multiple natural disasters in recent years. UFASA and our partners are using donations to show that alternative technologies made in America can stimulate economic growth here at home while helping solve many of the issues plaguing Haiti. This can also lead to more jobs for the locals.”
UFASA executive director Adam Schlachter appreciates the multiple companies that contributed to the orphanage project, “We know it can make a huge difference to the people. We were glad to provide additional items such as an organic fertilizer alternative and Utility Flame, an eco-friendly substance that creates a flameless heat.” Since conditions are so rugged in Haiti, Utility Flame can help solve or reduce uncontained fires that have burned several homes and tents in the past.
UFASA’s donation also included Sea-Crop organic fertilizer and Perma Frost refrigerant. The companies involved serve as examples of what American businesses and technology can offer the world during economic recovery.
Miriam Frederick with New Life Children’s Home told UFASA, “We are so grateful for what you all are doing for New Life Children’s Home and the impact it will have on the future of our children. This is also your children’s home as they love you and the personal time you spent with them they will always remember until you return.”
About United for a Sustainable America:
UFASA is a non-profit sustainability education organization dedicated to promoting American-made goods in the sustainability sector. The organization has produced many green business summits and continues to produce throughout the country and internationally. These unique events bring together a collaboration of business and community leaders while promoting products and discussing the best solutions for a more sustainable future in regards to water, waste, and energy. UFASA encourages national sustainability leadership and helps businesses to, “make the business case for sustainability”
United for a Sustainable America: http://ufasa.org
New Life Children’s Home: http://www.newlife4kids.com
GenPro Energy Solutions: http://genproenergy.com
Net Zero Now: http://www.netzeronow.com
Utility Flame: http://utilityflame.com/
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United For A Sustainable America, Inc. is a Florida based non-profit organization dedicated to educating people on the concept of "net zero" which utilizes existing and new technologies to help reduce utility needs and provide increased energy security for the United States. Through a combination of events, both live and online, as well as working on projects, UFASA helps our partner companies maximize the effectiveness of the products they are producing and helping to reduce overall use of all utilities, mainly in commercial spaces. In 2011 we will kick of the "Learn @ Lunch" net zero education webinar series and in 2012 we'll be sponsoring and executing the "Net Zero Economic Summits" to further educate on this topic.