Puerto Rico

Ecocentricity Blog: Revisiting Maria

By: John A. Lanier
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Though the storm blew over a year and a half ago, Maria has not left the island. I’m not sure she ever will.

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Though the storm blew over a year and a half ago, Maria has not left the island. I’m not sure she ever will.

Rebuilding Communities and Restoring Hope: Sparking Opportunities for Learning in Puerto Rico

By Laurie Horenstein
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In late September 2017, Hurricane Maria made a direct hit on Puerto Rico, with winds of 155 miles per hour and as much as 30 inches of rain in a single day in some locations. Much of the island’s infrastructure was completely destroyed – including their electricity grid and their communications infrastructure. Three months later, five Intel employees traveled to the Mayagüez region of the island to assess hurricane damage at the local schools.

Partners in Purpose: Bacardi & Mercy Corps Restore Coral Reefs in Puerto Rico

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One year following Hurricanes Maria and Irma, Puerto Rico is still rebuilding.

In 2018, Bacardi provided a $1 million grant to Mercy Corps, a global humanitarian organization, to aid in long term recovery, providing support to small business owners and tourism restoration in the Caribbean.

One of these programs included the restoration of Tamarindo Bay, Culebra. Volunteers came together to clear debris from 1.3 miles of coast. Seasoned divers were deployed below water to help replant and stabilize coral.

Bacardi and Mercy Corps Work Together to Aid Hurricane Recovery in Puerto Rico

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More than a year after Hurricanes Maria and Irma hit the Caribbean, recovery efforts continue. As home to Casa BACARDÍ Visitor Center and the world’s largest premium rum distillery in the world, the recovery of Puerto Rico remains a priority for Bacardi. In 2018, the company provided a USD $1 million grant to Mercy Corps, a global humanitarian organization, to drive longer term rebuilding and recovery, providing support to small business owners and tourism recovery in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and St. Martin.

American Express Backs the Community of Puerto Rico

Lin-Manuel Miranda Brings Hamilton to Puerto Rico to support local arts
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NEW YORK, January 18, 2019 /3BL Media/

Nurturing Teachers and Giving Back in Puerto Rico

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Héctor L Ayala-Del-Río recently received an unexpected thank you card: It was from a local high school science teacher, explaining that she was having a challenging time in her classroom, but how a recent event that Ayala-Del-Río and his team organized made all the difference. She had attended an Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) teacher appreciation event at the Caguas Science Center, and the act of being recognized “made her feel that everything was worth it and that she should keep going,” says Ayala-Del-Río of the University of Puerto Rico-Humacao.

The JetBlue Foundation Celebrates National STEM Day by Awarding Grants to Power STEM Initiatives in Puerto Rico

JetBlue Foundation provides $135,000 in grants to Ciencia Puerto Rico, EcoExploratorio, Inter American University of Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rico Aviation Maintenance Institute
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, November 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ – JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) today announced the JetBlue Foundation has awarded $135,000 in grants to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education programs in Puerto Rico to aid in long-term post-hurricane recovery. Grants of varying amounts were provided to organizations that are investing in the island’s future and placing aviation and STEM top-of-mind as career choices for students.

Decarbonize, Decentralize and Democratize: Investing in a More Just Energy Future

By Jess Brooks, Chief Development Officer, Sunwealth
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The existing extractive energy economy isn’t working. Our dependence on coal, oil and gas contributes to global warming, the physical destruction of communities and pollution-related health issues which impact all of us – and disproportionately affect low-income people and communities of color. It’s not sustainable. And it’s fundamentally unjust.

The Future of Energy Is Decentralized

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By David Breecker, Founder and Managing Director, Microgrid Systems Laboratory 

Decentralization is a Dominant Trend

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