The Haiti research abstracts from two Sewanee students, Crystal Ngo and Bernice Leveque have been accepted for the 2020 Human Development Conference at the University of Notre Dame. Their research consists of calculating the carbon sequestration from the tree farms in Bois Jolis, Haiti and determining the amount of carbon offset payments that originate from the Sewanee Green Fund. These are also known as Payments for Eco Systems. PES.
“To be able to present their carbon payment survey work at such a conference is an outstanding professional opportunity for these two young women,” said Biology Professor Deborah McGrath. She added, “So even though we have not been in Haiti this year, Haiti still transforms the lives of students.”