Vieques Captain’s Course with 100% Pass Rate

Working in coalition and community with local businesses to keep Vieques' boat captains up-to-date with licensure. Humans have been fishing and enjoying the waters around Vieques for thousands of years. Following Hurricanes Irma and María, one of the community needs that presented itself was gaining up-to-date licensure for the boat captains of the island, many … Continue reading Vieques Captain’s Course with 100% Pass Rate

Resiliency in the Face of Disaster Through Farming

Sail Relief Team has been busy promoting Resiliency on Vieques! Our newest project consists of creating a volunteer house that can be resilient and self-sufficient in the face of future disasters. The volunteer house farm became a project after local home owner became unable to continue to care for their animals and Sail Relief Team … Continue reading Resiliency in the Face of Disaster Through Farming

Building Resilience on Vieques

For the past few months, our focus has been on the small island municipality of Vieques off the eastern coast of Puerto Rico. This community was hit hard and faces the additional challenge of being physically separated from the rest of Puerto Rico. As the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season rapidly approaches, our focus is on … Continue reading Building Resilience on Vieques

Power by the People

  We participated in a training for solar power installers in Utuado with a group called Electricidad por el Pueblo. We worked on logistics, translation, and hands-on training for the group organizing the course. The turnout was awesome and the students got to see two full residential systems go together from design to completion. Hopefully … Continue reading Power by the People