Dr. Hebblethwaite suggests safer and more sustainable building materials like hemp and bamboo.
August 31, 2021
Affiliate professor Dr. Benjamin Hebblethwaite (Languages, Literatures and Cultures) has published an op-ed positing the benefits of rebuilding Haiti with safer and more sustainable materials like hemp and bamboo.
"It is perplexing why Haiti, a seismically active country, continues to allow construction of dangerous concrete homes that collapse on residents during earthquakes. So many lives are being senselessly lost under collapsing concrete when there are environmentally friendly alternatives such as bamboo and hemp."
Read the full article here: https://thehill.com/opinion/international/569849-rebuilding-haiti-with-bamboo-and-hemp