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HASER / Casa Pueblo, Puerto Rico

HASER | CASA PUEBLO


Casa Pueblo | Puerto Rico

Casa Pueblo is a 38-year old community-based organization promoting sustainable development and environmental justice in the rural central mountain range of Puerto Rico. Its projects include the community-based management of two forest reserves (Bosque del Pueblo and Bosque La Olimpia), ecological tourism projects, Puerto Rico’s first community and ecological radio station (Radio Casa Pueblo – WOQI 1020AM), educational projects, such as a Community Music School and the innovative La Olimpia Forest School, and solar energy initiatives, among others.

To be self-sustainable, Casa Pueblo offers eco-tours, produces its own coffee brand (Café Madre Isla), and operates a shop, which features local artisans. After hurricane María, Casa Pueblo has focused on rebuilding the infrastructure of its forest reserves and in making Adjuntas more sustainable by using solar energy.

Yet Casa Pueblo was also affected negatively by the storm. It can no longer provide eco-tours because of damages to its forests infrastructure, coffee production was severely impacted, and the artisan shop is not fully operational. Casa Pueblo needs your help covering operational costs while they recover from damages and get these self-sustainable initiatives back up and running. With your donation, they can continue to make a difference in Puerto Rico.

More about Casa Pueblo

In 2002 Casa Pueblo received the most important international environmental distinction, the Goldman Environmental Prize, in recognition of community-based environmental defense struggles led by the organization, as well as its territorial and cultural defense achievements. The organization also leads several energy initiatives, including the design of an electric pole that integrates advanced LED lighting and thus considerably reduces light pollution, and a project to energize households in Adjuntas through the use of solar panels.

Casa Pueblo received a grant from the JPB Foundation to support Hurricane María Emergency Relief Efforts. The long-range goal is to ensure that rural communities of Adjuntas become more resilient to natural disasters, such as hurricane Maria, and that they continue to grow in strength and self-sufficiency. The JPB grant is restricted to hurricane relief for the community. To find out more about what they are doing after hurricane María, visit their Facebook page @casapueblo

How it works
HASER is a non-profit organization with tax exemption under sections 501 (c) (3) and 509 (a) (2) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. We provide fiscal sponsorship to entities and projects so that they can receive donations from organizations or individuals that only contribute to institutions registered as non-profit entities under section 501 (c) 3 of the US Internal Revenue Code. As part of the sponsorship, HASER offers technical, administrative and fundraising support to its allies.

CLICK HERE to read more about services available to sponsored Allies.

 

Pic 01 | Casa Pueblo
Solar Panels Casa Pueblo – Main Building
Pic 02 | Casa Pueblo
Solar Installation
Pic 03 | Casa Pueblo
Radio Casa Pueblo – 100% Solar

Pic 04 | Casa Pueblo
Barbershop – 100% Solar
Pic 05 | Casa Pueblo
Working on Solar Installation
Pic 06 | Casa Pueblo
House with Solar Panels


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