We are Puerto Rican artists living in New York who have collaborated extensively with eco-conscious nonprofit organizations, journalists and media.
In the wake of Hurricane Maria we conducted a quick assessment of needs and have assembled a list of immediate relief items focusing on portability, reuse, waste reduction and effectiveness in off grid situations.
We took this terrible situation as an opportunity to rebuild in sustainable ways, especially given the dilapidated & dangerous state of the island’s waste management which has produced toxic ashes in now hurricane stricken areas.
You can help by fulfilling orders here. These resources will be delivered and shipped from our Center directly to trusted sources on the island.
How it works:
Place an order for items on the ‘NEEDS LIST’ page
Ship items to our pick up center:
Eco-Kits Duffle Help
Loisaida Inc. Center
710 East 9th Street
New York, NY 10009
Sorted items are immediately given to our volunteer travelers.
Eco-kits get picked up at airports in Puerto Rico by our contacted community coordinators and delivered to the following list of grass-roots organizations:
Iser Caribe is our fiscal sponsor, a non profit ecological organization based in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
Loisaida Inc. Center, extending its support to the Puerto Rican community is housing our drop-off and pickups in its Lower East Side Location.
Creatives Mean Business, supporting with communications, and design needs.
Beneficiary Organizations in Puerto Rico, these organizations are the grass-roots recipients so far of the Pre-Assembled Kits:
Overseas Press Club
Comedores Sociales de Puerto Rico
Centro de Periodismo Investigativo
Asociación de Foto Periodista de Puerto Rico
Boys & Girls Club of Puerto Rico
Boricuá: Asociación Boricua de Agricultura Ecológica
Farmer Foot Brigades
Colectivo AgroEcologico Guayabacherry
Ridge to Reefs
Biblioteca Juvenil de Mayaguez