The Puerto Rico Resilience Project (PRRP) is an effective action plan bringing together grassroots leaders, environmental organizations, academic institutions, and government agencies to advance cultural and ecological resilience and a new economy of outdoors recreation through a nationwide, citizen-driven movement of Promotores Verdes.

Puerto Rico Resilience Fund - 24 Months

La Guagua. Ecológica. Solidaria. Puertorriqueña

The solidarity Brigade EcoBus: Cultivating the Future

Guagua Solidaria 1.0

October 2017 - October 2018

 

The Puerto Rico Resilience Fund and The Guagua Solidaria is 24 months, 200 food projects, primarily benefiting farmers and the communities that are served by them while at the same time advancing the restoration and protection of the natural resources and ecosystems that are critical for long-term food security of rural and urban communities in Puerto Rico. In its first year, the Guagua concentrated on immediate relief efforts powered by a core staff of five members and volunteer brigades that were often foreign and not Puerto Rican based.​

  • A bus or more!

  • Mobile Kitchen

  • Camping equipment

  • Mobile tool shed

    • Tools: chainsaws, woodchopper, drill, gloves, hammers, saws, seed germination table materials, saran, solar cube for recharging tools and others

  • Seeds for sharing

  • Wellness kits for farmers and communities 

  • Communication station (wifi, computer, charger, hard drive and others

  • Experts

  • Volunteers

Guagua Solidaria 2.0 (Recuperación Agrícola)

November 2018 - April 2020

 

After a first year audit of vision and impact, AFC+A  reconfigures the structure of the brigades to include only one core staff -rather than five- and subcontract professional staff for the specific needs of each farm. Brigades’ volunteers are recruited from open convocation in each municipality and near region advancing in the process AFC+A’s Promotores Verdes program. Phase two reduces the cost of each brigade by 75% and considerably increases the rate of response to the farm and the quality of service/professionalism and support given to the farmer. This phase also builds more capacity for Puerto Rican’ paid volunteer worker force.

 

Under the leadership of Carlos 'Tato' Torres Saez, a much-respected anthropologist, agro-ecologist and cultural leader with years of brigades experience, agroecology literacy, community mobilization, and social justice work, La Guagua Solidaria has entered a second year we are calling Guagua Solidaria 2.0 which continues with those elements that proved most impactful for the farmer (short brigade format and professional technical offerings) and dismisses those that were a burden to the campaign and undermined the benefits to the farmer (large staff & non professional technical support, long brigade format).

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How the Guagua Solidaria will work?
  • The Guagua Solidaria will work for 24 months, beginning the last week of November (accessible online).​​

  • The individual farm needs and location will be taken into account while planning the schedule.

  • The schedule will include the volunteers and resources needed that week. 

  • The volunteers will detail their skills, and will sign up for a particular brigade/farm (accessible online)

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS

BECAS AFC+A & Unidos por Puerto Rico

Fincas Resilientes de la Guagua Solidaria y su Fondo de Resiliencia

Tema: “Agroecología Sustentable”

How can you help?
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Your gift to the Puerto Rico Food Revival Fund will go to help families and communities recover from the recent hurricanes that have devastated the lives of so many. Our goal is to help those who were affected rebuild and restore their homes, communities, environment, and lives.

 

Thank you for your generous support in the recovery of PR families and communities.

How can I send a donation check?

 

Checks can be made payable to Americas for Conservation and the Arts and the designation"PR Resilience Fund" should be included on the memo line.

 

Mail checks payable to:

Americas for Conservation and the Arts

 

Send it to:

1942 Broadway, Suite 210

Boulder, CO 80302

Questions?

Irene Vilar, Director and Founder of Americas for Conservation and the Arts - irene@americasforconservation.org

Carlos 'Tato' Torres, AFC+A Puerto Rico Director - tato@americasforconservation.org  

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Non-profit Organization

Tax Exempt Status: 501(c)(3)  EIN 32-0241204 July 2012

AFC+A USA

 

Address: 1942 Broadway St., Suite 210

Boulder, Colorado 80302

Contact: Irene Vilar, Founder & CEO

Phone. 303.330.6597

Email: irene@americasforconservation.org

AFC+A Puerto Rico Offices

 

AFC+A Metro

P.O. Box 13934

San Juan, Puerto Rico. 00908

AFC+A Sur

4 Calle Santo Domingo

Yauco, Puerto Rico 00678

 

Contact: Jonathan Cintron, Director PR

cintron@americasforconservation.org

Initial design by Rafael Lopez / Manage and updates by Jonathan Cintrón

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