Sustainable Recovery in Haiti Panel

Join a select group of key stakeholders this Saturday Jan 12 on the third anniversary of the earthquake as we look back and forward to the future. A joint effort of Relief 2.0, Stanford University and ESIH. (more...)

Road to the Future Photo Exhibit

A visual journey through the impact of the earthquakes that hit Haiti in January 2010 and Japan on March 2011, the joint response and sustainable recovery efforts. (more...)

Journey of the X

Bicycle ride from Santo Domingo to Port-au-Prince, New York and Boston. Bringing together the TEDx communities on these cities and raising awareness on the challenges and opportunities of innovation and collaboration. (more...)

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Japan Earthquake and Tsunami March 2011

Mukouyama 向山

Business description: 
Items Needed to Reopen: 
Display racks (1m20~30cm)


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Ishinomaki, Miyagi

1000 CPS Radiation Reading in Koriyama, Fukushima

This soil sample was taken by Safecast at Kōriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan on May 17, 2011. That is 60km away from the plants (30km outside the exclusion zone), 2 months after The Big Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami and over 1000 times higher than the normal room reading which were between 0 and 1 at TokyoHackerspace where I did this video.

Life of Purpose

In the middle of nowhere, amidst total destruction devoid of any sense, far from anyone and anything you knew, somehow life has meaning. No bed is softer than the mattress of purpose, no hot meal is warmer than a plate of being useful and no conversation is more interesting than the silent glimpse of hope escaping from the eyes of those you serve.

Pictures of Ishinomaki

Kanyama from Ishinomaki

Our Relief 2.0 efforts in Japan have been focused mostly in the city of Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture. Here are some of the pictures from the field.

Tsunami Kids

I was honored to be invited to spend some time today with the students of The San Francisco School and share ideas and experiences about disasters and the earthquake in Japan. Basically it went like this...

Lesson Learned and Reflection

After a month reflection and talking to the different members of Relief 2.0, I've came to have a deeper understanding of Relief 2.0 and the impact.


Relief 2.0 events.

You may have heard about Relief 2.0, and seen it on YouTube.

If you are interest to know more and meet us, here are some events which we will be attending.

1) Help the Japan survivors (May 6) Singapore

Scape youth park - Bazzar, selling prints and sharing stories.

TEDxHayward (Near San Francisco - May 19)

Noah's Business: Disaster Recovery is everybody's business.

Our 2nd Relief 2.0 mission to Ishinomaki with 2 goals:

  1. To identify one business of each kind ready to re-open in the recovery area and match it with a similar business elsewhere so that both can thrive in business.
  2. To identify how to attract an influx of money to be spent on these businesses and ends up in the hands of locals.

This strategy and approach...


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