05 Dec '17, 6pm

Inspiring Campaign Aims to Rebuild Puerto Rico Sustainably

As millions of U.S. citizens in Puerto Rico continue to recover more than two months after Hurricane Maria hit, a new campaign aims completely rebuild the island in a sustainable manner. Operation Taino Spirit Promise is a joint effort between Sea Shepherd Conservation Society , actress and activist Michelle Rodriguez and the non-profit group Taino Warriors. According to a campaign press release provided to EcoWatch, organizers will team up with Puerto Rican NGOs to help deliver life-saving supplies to residents. A vessel will also retrieve plastics and raw materials off the island to alleviate Puerto Rico's overflowing landfills. "Our mission is to help Puerto Rico help itself by partnering with local boots on the ground who are focusing on issues such as the environment, ecological farming, education, mental health," said Rodriguez in the short feature above. As highligh...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/puerto-rico-sustainability-25150...

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