You probably can guess what's 93 million miles away, but check out this sweet video, which was directed here on Earth by Jeff Coffman and recorded during Mraz's recent appearance at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, Colorado.
Architecture for Humanity's mission is to create beautiful and well-designed projects in resource-challenged areas. Given Haiti's high illiteracy rate (50%) and staggering unemployment (80%), these schools will enhance the future of Haiti for many years.
Mother Nature today, yesterday the loss of a job, the illness of a friend or the unspeakable violence of someone wielding a gun in Arizona forces us to re-decide where to place our faith and what really matters.
For those not used to working in disasters, the first week is chaotic. It is not the time for architects to show up to rebuild. People are trying to find their loved ones, not think about what their lives will look like in 10 years.
This iPad application will inevitably change the way the world looks at design and building for communities in need. It's the first of its kind, a tool built for designers and community groups that connects with donors around the world.
The last thing we need to do is implement a broken system of top down 'hand out' relief. It is our mission to make sure that we are building back better but also in a sustainable manner, not just environmentally but economically too.
In celebration of Architecture for Humanity's 10 year anniversary, and to raise awareness of the organizations' impact, we are announcing a new national spokesperson for the organization, Hugh Manatee, a 1200 lb Antillean Manatee.