From Philippe Cousteau, photos from CNN's Jessica Ellis & edited by Katie Pisa, for CNN CNN's Going Green team recently visited Haiti to see firsthand the environmental challenges the country is faced with today. Whether it be politics, poverty, the economy, natural disasters or environmental degradation, Haiti is a country whose myriad problems have been felt for years. The team also had the opportunity to meet some truly inspiring locals who are working to make changes to benefit Haitians' poverty and unemployment through new agricultural ways. There's a popular Creole saying which sums up the strength of its people: "Ayiti pap peri," which means "Haiti will not perish." Cousteau visited Cite Soleil in Haiti, near the capital of Port-au-Prince. The river of trash starts in the villages up in the mountains and slowly moves through the city picking up more waste as it meanders.