Besides congratulating Nadine Patrice for her award, the Urban Environment League want to congratulate Commissioner Jean Monestime for his appointment as Chair of a Florida Association of Counties Committee. Here is a video of Commissioner Monestime presenting the award:
The Orchid Award Bestowed June 19th Stated: Nadine Patrice is the Executive Director and Founder of Operation Green Leaves, an organization founded in 1991 in response to Jacques Cousteau’s video “Haiti: Water of Sorrow,” showing ecological and environmental damage from centuries of deforestation in Haiti. Since then, Nadine has worked tirelessly to raise funds for seedlings, seeds and trees to provide to partners in Haitian communities. After the 2010 earthquake, Nadine organized state-side non-profits and communities on the island to respond to the crisis. She also works in South Florida’s communities to preserve and increase our canopy. Operation Green Leave organizes and participates with others in tree planting activities, neighborhood beautification projects and beach clean-ups. Nadine is a very special “Ambassador for Trees,” reminding South Florida and Haiti that we are all connected.