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.
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
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.
By Jess Brooks, Chief Development Officer, Sunwealth
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 Arbor Day Foundation continues toward 5 million-tree goal on public and private lands in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, restoring lost tree canopies
LINCOLN, Neb., October 2, 2018/3BL Media/ – The Arbor Day Foundation’s hurricane tree recovery campaign has marked its first anniversary, planting more than 1.1 million trees since the program’s inception following the hurricane devastation in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. The initiative has engaged and mobilized public and private partners including Verizon, Texas Roadhouse, FedEx, Enterprise, Praxair, NASCAR and Comcast.
Bluericua, designed with help from JetBlue crewmembers in Puerto Rico, features the unique icons and cultural elements of ‘La Isla del Encanto’
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, September 24, 2018 /3BL Media/ - JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU), Puerto Rico’s largest airline, has unveiled its latest special livery, which is dedicated to “La Isla del Encanto.” The Airbus 320 aircraft – tail N779JB - is named “Bluericua,” blending JetBlue’s brand with the affectionate name for people of Puerto Rican descent. This custom-designed livery is inspired by JetBlue’s admiration for Puerto Rico’s dynamic culture, stunning beauty and the passionate spirit of its community.
Reviving tourism and agriculture is critical for the island’s economic recovery following last year’s hurricane
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, September 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- One year after deadly Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, the global organization Mercy Corps is helping the island’s small businesses, farmers and fishermen get back on their feet.
In the wake of Hurricane Maria, which hit Puerto Rico in September 2017 and left a majority of the island without power, homes and roads destroyed, and water contaminated, Northern Trust’s Latin Heritage Leadership Council (LHLC) partnered with other Chicago-area firms to provide help.
Led by the LHLC, employees collected supplies such as dry and canned foods, baby formula, diapers, first-aid kits, towels and blankets, laundry detergent and pet food. They also raised money and purchased nearly 14,000 bottles of water to send to the island.
With the 2018 hurricane season underway, Bechtel and IBM have partnered up to share lessons learned from last year’s devastating Category 5 storm in Puerto Rico and mapping their work to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The two corporations’ commitment to improving long-term recovery from natural disasters led to the Disaster Resiliency Webinar, hosted by 3BL Media.