Vieques relies on its natural beauty to support a tourism economy. We've teamed up with local groups to clean up trash and storm debris on beaches and in neighborhoods around the island. Projects like this help support community resilience through a stronger local economy and stewardship of public spaces.
We helped out with the installation of network antennas and wifi equipment for schools around the island. These network nodes not only provide internet for the schools, but also contribute to the resilience of the island-wide network. The next phase of this project is to outfit each node with solar power and a battery backup … Continue reading WiFi for Schools
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
We recently started refurbishing Luisa Guadalupe Guadalupe Geriatric Center, the senior center for Vieques. The original center was closed due to damages following Hurricane Maria. The new center location needs work including electrical, mild roof repair and replacement of peeling paint. Our part of the project includes stripping the existing paint, repainting, sealing the roofs … Continue reading Senior Center – Refurbishment
Yesterday marked six months after Hurricane Maria and we woke up in the morning on Vieques in yet another blackout. According to Puerto Rico's Power Authority, 103,000 people still don't have electricity — and even those who do cannot rely on it. The next Atlantic hurricane season starts in just three months and we have barely started … Continue reading 6 Month Anniversary