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Casa Pueblo wants half of the energy produced in Puerto Rico to be solar by 2027

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Gerardo Alvarado León

Casa Pueblo, a grassroots and community-based organization in Adjuntas has developed an initiative called "50% con Sol", which aims for half of the energy produced in Puerto Rico to be sourced from the sun by 2027.

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Ready for production the Posterriqueño!

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After years of effort, Casa Pueblo's community proposal for the development of exterior lighting with high energetic efficiency is finally a technical reality. The Posterriqueño, which works with LED techonology, is ready for the first cycle of production. 

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Waiting for light: Ready to manufacture the Posterriqueño

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Hermes Ayala

The Posterriqueño, one of the solutions for the energy crisis in Borinquen, is awaiting the conclusion of the bureaucratic procedures of the University of Puerto Rico in order to begin lighting up the world. 

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Puerto Rican Luminaries

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Elma Beatriz Rosado

Reproducimos un texto sobre la iniciativa de Casa Pueblo, en la que participa la Universidad de Puerto Rico, para presentar opciones al consumo energético en la isla. Decidimos publicar el escrito en el idioma en que fue redactado originalmente. 

Various efforts are being made to lower Puerto Rico’s energy consumption, and the following story illustrates a vivid one.

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Solution for drought in Puerto Rico

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Pedro Bosque Pérez

Connecting the forests and natural reserves in Puerto Rico could be a solution for the drought in Puerto Rico.

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The forest is our greatest teacher

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El bosque nos enseña
The forest is our greatest teacher. Photo: Florentino Velázquez

The municipality of Adjuntas, harbored in the mountains of Puerto Rico, has many firsts:  the first ecological and community-based radio station of the Caribbean, the first net energy metering system, the first forest reserve managed by a community organization and the Bosque Escuela (the Forest School), a unique concept in the Puerto Rican archipelago of a school amid La Olimpia Forest.  All the initiatives aforementioned are the product of Casa Pueblo a community-based organization housed in “the city of the sleeping giant”.

The story of the Bosque Escuela begins in 2003 when Casa Pueblo acquired 150 acres of land through their own efforts.  Ten years later, on August 2013, the Bosque Escuela La Olimpia ‘Ariel Massol Deyá’ opened its doors to students and the general public, creating a unique and magical educational space, at the top of the mountains, sheltered under a dense canopy, under the echoes of Taíno ancestral voices. 

The foundation and values of The Bosque Escuela: education, conservation, agro-ecological protection and research.The Bosque Escuela is no ordinary school; classes entail hands-on exploration of the surrounding natural elements and inquiry-based learning to teach ecologically sound lessons.  Students are exposed to an interdisciplinary education that goes beyond textbooks and exams.  In the woodland environment of the Olimpia forest, younger generations are imparted with social and cultural values. They develop admiration and respect for nature and their community, thus receiving a “humanizing education.”

Science classes in the mountains

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Michelle Estrada Torres / michelle.estrada@gfrmedia.com

Casa Pueblo is offering hydrology and water quality classes at the Bosque Escuela Ariel Massol Deyá.

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Alliance to reforest the Adjuntas Forest

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Daniel Rivera Vargas/daniel.rivera@gfrmedia.com

There is an agreement of collaboration between Casa Pueblo and the University of Puerto Rico to reforest the Adjuntas Forest.

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National Model Forest would span 20 municipalities

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The project that would create Puerto Rico's first National Model Forest will be presented in the Legislative Assembly on Tuesday said Governor Alejandro García Padilla, underscoring that this would be a historic project.

The area covered by the forest included 390,000 acres and spans 20 municipalitie and the purpose is to promote the sustainable management of the natural area.

 

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Creating jobs by saving money

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Reinaldo Millán y Omar Alfonso

Casa Pueblo have designed a plan to alleviate the cost of electric bills in PR using a new technology.

 

 

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