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

6 Month Anniversary

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

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