Haitian news magazine Tele Metropole last month featured the Elie Dubois school, a historic Port-au-Prince campus recovering from the 2010 earthquake. The school's next phase of construction, sponsored in part by Economic and Social Assistance Fund (FAES) and the Interamerican Development Bank (BID), will renew the two-story historic classroom building that dates back to the early 20th Century.

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As anticipated, the Kitakami Market was inspected on Christmas Day–and provisionally approved! (Provided, that is, that the old temporary market be removed–see below). Everyone at the inspection was very happy about the project, and Ms. Sato is especially excited to get everything moved in by the middle of the month.

With less than a month until the submission deadline (ahem, February 1st), the Guerrilla Green challenge is making headway with spectacular proposals from across the United States - the count is at 40 and growing. We really can't think of a better way to kick off a new year than with brilliant teens working for environmental change within their schools.

With that said, we'd like to spotlight Youth Rock the Rebuild, a group of student musicians who perform to raise money for the betterment of humanity.

The Guerrilla Green Sustainable Showdown, part funded by school rock bands, challenges teens to turn innovative ideas into impactful solutions. We're accepting teen-created proposals through February 1st, 2013.