Old San Juan, Puerto Rico: sustainable by foot and fork

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| El Morro to Mofongo | The Spaniard Juan Ponce de León wandered fruitlessly in pestilence-ridden Florida, searching for a fountain of youth, but in Puerto Rico he discovered the motherlode. San Juan soon became the most important […] Old San Juan, Puerto Rico: sustainable by foot and fork is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

East Puerto Rico: top 3 green adventures, in a hurry

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| Green Mini Vacation | There are muchos Puerto Ricos. It has cities with colonial splendor and isolated villages where […] East Puerto Rico: top 3 green adventures, in a hurry is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. Which one(s) do you want? Simply a beach? No problem. Mountains? Check. Ocean? River? Rain forest, karst or coastal plains? It’s a big island, 100+ miles long and more than 3,500 square miles in all.

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Puerto Rico’s La Chiwinha: An Ethical, Global Gathering Place in San Juan

Eco Chic

Nestled on Calle González near the University of Puerto Rico in Santa Rita < Rio Piedras < San Juan, sits an airy, open market that calls itself a tea room, but is so much more. ’ Co-founders Karla (from Bolivia) and Joel (from Puerto Rico) met while he was serving in the Peace Corps in Bolivia. The post Puerto Rico’s La Chiwinha: An Ethical, Global Gathering Place in San Juan appeared first on Eco-Chick.

Puerto Rico Preserve Canceled

Eco Friendly Daily

Such is the current situation in Puerto Rico, once a place where environmentalists had thought they won a small victory. In 2007, a preserve was ordered to be created in northeastern Puerto Rico. However, this past Friday, the governor of Puerto Rico announced that the preserve would no longer be created. Across the globe it is important to establish nature preserves to help ensure the survival of endangered species and fragile lands.

Natural Puerto Rico: The Incredible Las Salinas Salt Flats at the Cabo Rojo Wildlife Refuge

Eco Chic

The western coast of Puerto Rico boasts an ecologically diverse landscape that needs to be seen to be believed. The mangroves remind you you’re still in Puerto Rico, but as you inch along the winding entryway, the world as you know it eases further and further from your mind. There is a small restaurant selling typical Puerto Rican beach food (pinchos, frituras, etc) about a mile from the Salt Flats on 301 in case you need provisions.

Ethical Travel City Guide to Old San Juan, Puerto Rico: Casa Sol, Castles and Conscious Shops

Eco Chic

Puerto Rico has to be flat-out one of the warmest, friendliest, most interesting destinations I’ve had the pleasure of visiting. I spent two weeks there recently (most of that on Vieques, to be the subject of an upcoming post); but had 3 wonderful days in Old San Juan on the main island of Puerto Rico. Just a few minutes’ walk from Concalma was LUCA , another boutique specializing in local Puerto Rican designers and ethical, slow fashion.

Ethical Travel City Guide to Old San Juan, Puerto Rico: Casa Sol, Castles and Conscious Shops

Eco Chic

Puerto Rico has to be flat-out one of the warmest, friendliest, most interesting destinations I’ve had the pleasure of visiting. I spent two weeks there recently (most of that on Vieques, to be the subject of an upcoming post); but had 3 wonderful days in Old San Juan on the main island of Puerto Rico. Just a few minutes’ walk from Concalma was LUCA , another boutique specializing in local Puerto Rican designers and ethical, slow fashion.

A locally led move toward microgrids in Puerto Rico

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See original here: A locally led move toward microgrids in Puerto Rico. The shift can promote energy equity, foster local ownership and avoid expensive and polluting investments in fossil fuels. Business Green about technology about-laws and-polluting and-social avoid-expensive energy & climate fossil fuels foster-local liquid assets microgrids public-policy risk & resilience rocky mountain institute

EPA recognizes Sierra Club grassroots efforts on the ground in Puerto Rico

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EPA Environmental Quality Award on behalf of the Sierra Club of Puerto Rico with our partners and EPA Region 2 Regional Administrator Judith Enck (far right). Last week, the Sierra Club of Puerto Rico was honored by the Environmental Protection Agency with the 2013 U.S. Over 200 volunteers manning recycling stations collected 70 tons of recyclables at the festival,” said Camilla Feibelman, Organizing Representative for Sierra Club Puerto Rico.

Ethical Travel City Guide to Old San Juan, Puerto Rico: Casa Sol, Castles and Conscious Shops

Eco Chic

Puerto Rico has to be flat-out one of the warmest, friendliest, most interesting destinations I’ve had the pleasure of visiting. I spent two weeks there recently (most of that on Vieques, to be the subject of an upcoming post); but had 3 wonderful days in Old San Juan on the main island of Puerto Rico. Just a few minutes’ walk from Concalma was LUCA , another boutique specializing in local Puerto Rican designers and ethical, slow fashion.

4 energy security lessons from rebuilding Puerto Rico’s electrical system after Hurricane Maria

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Go here to see the original: 4 energy security lessons from rebuilding Puerto Rico’s electrical system after Hurricane Maria. A resilient electrical production and distribution system is possible — if we learn from past experience. Business Green energy & climate learn-from microgrids past-experience production-and resilient-electrical risk & resilience

Here’s to Earth Day: 9 eco-friendly Caribbean resorts

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Caribe Hilton San Juan, Puerto Rico. Green Globe Certified in January 2009, this resort was also the 2008 winner of Green Hotel of the Year by the Puerto Rico Hotel & Tourism Association. InterContinental San Juan, Puerto Rico. Antigua Caribbean Certification Cozumel Dominican Republic Jamaica Mexico News North America Puerto Rico Resorts St. | Green Travel News |.

DC Microgrids, building infrastructure for energy’s future

AGreenLiving

Related: German company steps in to help Puerto Rico with microgrid installations The project aims to incorporate renewable energy sources into buildings and entire communities. Green a-new-lab a-thing-may crisis infrastructure microgrids puerto-rico such-as-finding with-technologyThe world is facing an environmental crisis that is, frankly, out of control. A problem this huge requires a lot of creative solutions.

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The value of life as revealed by the media

Environmental Economics

From FiveThirtyEight.com : On Tuesday, two things happened: A New England Journal of Medicine article by Harvard researchers argued that the death toll from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico was most likely thousands higher than the official number of 64; and Roseanne Barr, the sitcom star, was fired for a racist Twitter rant. According to the watchdog group Media Matters, CNN devoted nearly five hours to discussing Roseanne, and just over 12 minutes to discussing Puerto Rico.

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BLM approves solar farm construction in California desert

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Eco Green america crimson-solar crisis infrastructure microgrids project puerto-rico secretary solar solar power solar-holdings- state such-as-finding with-technologyThe Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has given approval for a 350-megawatt solar power plant to be constructed on public land in California. The Crimson Solar Project , which will have the capacity to power over 87,500 homes, received its final approval from BLM this week after a long wait.

The Green Buzz: Tuesday, April 16

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New law protects leatherback turtle nesting site in Puerto Rico. ( Animals Environmental News Science The Green Buzz art BBC Brazil daily news Energy environmental news green news leatherback turtles Mother Nature Network pollutant Puerto Rico sea level rise Treehugger turtles Wired Green news! Get your green news here! Glow-in-the-dark pavement is both (a) super rad and (b) saves energy. Mother Nature Network ).

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, November 20

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Bioluminescent bay in Puerto Rico goes dark: what happened? Africa Animals Asia Pacific The Green Buzz BBC big island bioluminescent bay Christian Science Monitor daily news environmental news GMO gmo crops green news Hawaii Huffington Post Green hunting lion mangrove mangroves mice National Geographic Puerto Rico typhoon We’re blogging about nature’s heroes, promiscuous mice and controversial hunting in today’s green news.

Upcoming vegan festivals around the US in 2020

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Puerto Rico Vegan Fest, March 29 Started in 2016, the largest vegan festival in Puerto Rico features 25 food kiosks from around the island, cooking demos, an art exhibition, vendors selling cruelty-free crafts and special activities for kids.

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Biggest environmental news stories of the decade

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In 2017, Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, killing 2,981 people and costing an estimated $93.6 Eco Green Recycle alabama animals bolivia conservation environment features island kiribati madagascar mexico national plastic puerto-rico

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COP18: First Day Shows Delegate the Meaning of Empowerment.

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After seven years working in the environmental movement in Puerto Rico and United States, it was not until yesterday I realized the real meaning, in my personal experience, of the verb empower. Youth delegates of several organizations from the United States, Canada, Arab Nations and underrepresented countries and groups (Granada, Puerto Rico, etc.) Compass. « COP18: Sierra Student Coalition Delegate Speaks at Opening Plenary | Main.

Go Celtics!

Environmental Economics

from North Carolina through Texas, and in Puerto Rico and U.S. Another missed opportunity: From the inbox: The National Marine Fisheries Service has two positions for marine resource economists with the Social Science Research Group at the Southeast Fisheries Science Center in Miami, FL. The Southeast Fisheries Science Center conducts basic and applied research to support management of living marine resources in federal waters off southeastern coastal waters of the U.S.

Are the Lights Going Out in the World’s Most Famous Bioluminescent Bay?

Cool Green Science

Dinoflagellates in Puerto Rico’s famed Mosquito Bay put on a bioluminescent display that was once among the brightest in the world. But that was the word – disappointing – used by the woman seated behind me in the small island-hopper aircraft that carried us from Ceiba, on the eastern coast of Puerto Rico, to the airfield on the island of Vieques.

NOAA report shows climate change is killing Floridas coral reefs

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including around the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa and Hawaii. A status report released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) shows that overall, coral reefs in the U.S.

California Bans Plastic Bags! WooHoo!!!

Eco Chic

Maybe Puerto Rico? I only moved to California 5 weeks ago, and already, I’m rubbing off on the state. Haha! I kid; if only that were true, cigarette-butt flickers would be fined $100 a tossed cig, there would be free fresh juice given away to everyone who uses public transportation, and other things that you might do if you are an Eco-Chick ).

Mass. Activists Cheer Coal Plant Retirement, Call for Transition Plan

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"I am nervous about the contamination in the ground," said Carmelo Diaz, also of Neighbor to Neighbor and Action for a Healthy Holyoke, "back in Puerto Rico I’ve seen a coal plant that closed without cleaning up its mess." Residents of Holyoke, Massachusetts, are cheering the retirement of the local Mt. Tom coal plant , knowing that its significant air pollution will soon end.

Swim in the Arabian Sea and dance with the stars through organic sludge

Green Prophet

” He also observed this in Puerto Rico one night while bodysurfing; his body cut the water leaving a streak of light, very pretty. Millions of bioluminescent phytoplankton set a stretch of Maldives beach aglow, captured in these gorgeous photos by Taiwanese photographer Will Ho. These tiny organisms emit an eerie green-blue light when agitated by breaking waves or objects moving through water.

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Battery Giant Goes Green in Support of Children in Need with Beaumont’s Recycle-A-Thon!

Green (Living) Review

About Battery Giant Headquartered in Sterling Heights, Michigan, the company currently operates twelve franchised retail locations in Michigan, Ohio, Illinois, Arizona, Florida, and Puerto Rico. Battery Giant is helping to give back to the local community with the sponsorship of Beaumont’s Children’s Hospital’s 2012 E-Clutter for Kids Recycle-A-Thon.

Urban Tropical Meets Scottish Highlands (Oh Yeah!) in Auralis’ Fall/Winter 2012 Preview

Eco Chic

What would Iris Chacón, the Puerto Rican icon, wear to wine and dine in a Scottish castle?” Madder gave us Bracken, which covers the Scottish hills it also gave us Maga; Puerto Rico’s national flower. Maria Pants in NYC grey and Luciana Top in Coco Crema pants: wool and tencel jersey blend top: 100% organic cotton jersey We’ve been watching Auralis Herrero-Lugo eponymous line since she debuted at the New York Fashion Week’s Greenshows a few seasons ago.

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Haiti Declares Its First Marine Protected Area

Cool Green Science

I remember a Haiti that was known as the “Pearl of the Antilles,” a Caribbean vacation destination as famous as Jamaica or Puerto Rico is today. Maxene Atis is the Haiti conservation coordinator for the The Nature Conservancy based in Coral Gables, FL. Earlier this month, the Haitian government decreed its first marine protected area located in the south coast of Haiti.

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Auralis: Supersexy Summer Eco Style

Eco Chic

Auralis hopes to get into denim and would ideally like to work with farmers to “help promote organic agriculture in Puerto Rico.&# The Convertible Jumper can be worn like this, or as a strapless top (shown below) or several other ways. I had a lovely evening last week at the Ethical Fashion Forum meetup in NYC. Hosted by the one-and-only Bahar Shahpar , I had some great discussions (some of which I’ll be following up on in a future post).

The 20th Anniversary of the Environmental Justice Executive Order

Sierra Club Compass

EJCP has worked closely with communities in: Appalachia, Detroit, El Paso, Flagstaff, Memphis, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Puerto Rico and Washington DC. On a very snowy winter's day February 11, 1994, President Clinton signed a historic executive order: EO 12898, "Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations."

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How the Sunrise Movement is changing the climate activism game

AGreenLiving

” Even with members in every state and Puerto Rico, it’s sometimes difficult to be heard. Climate change has remained a central topic internationally for some time.

IUCN: Caribbean Coral Reefs Declining Significantly

Eco Friendly Daily

Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Florida Keys have less than fifteen percent of the reefs covered in live coral. Recent studies have found that the world’s coral are in considerable danger of disappearing due to a number of environmental pressures. These pressures include fishing, pollution, disease, global warming and ocean acidification. Overall, an estimated seventy-five percent of the world’s coral reefs are at risk.

Record Ocean Temperatures Recorded In July

Eco Friendly Daily

Coral in the Florida Keys, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam are already showing signs of bleaching. The National Climatic Data Center, which is overseen by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, recently announced that the world’s oceans experienced record temperatures this July. The ocean temperatures have been recorded for approximately 130 years and this past July was the warmest of any of the months previously recorded.

NEON – Can It Become an Ecological Hubble Telescope?

Eco Friendly Daily

The system behind NEON will concentrate on 20 candidate sites each of which represent a unique habitat in the United States, from the neo-tropical zones of Puerto Rico to the cold, dry mountains of the Northern Rockies. A new initiative called NEON – the National Ecological Network Observatory program hopes to bring ecological research from the arcane world of researchers to the doorstep of the common man. By 2016, we could see the first flood of data coming through.

Parrots In Peril

Eco Friendly Daily

The Puerto Rican parrot is one of the most endangered bird species, with only 30-40 wild individuals. It is the only endemic parrot species in Puerto Rico – and the last surviving parrot in the US. Environment conservation population bottleneck Puerto Rican parrot Despite concerted efforts, some populations just don’t seem to rebound.

Pining for Piñatex’s Alternative Leather: Made from Pineapple Leaves

Eco Chic

This dress is by Agnes Anna, a Puerto Rican designer, shows Piña textile in the top in the translucent fabric collar and sleeves. Eco-Chick editor saw some of this fabric mixed with more traditional fabrics at several boutiques in Puerto Rico during her visit there in 2016. The fabric sample in my hands reminded me of something.

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Puerto Rican Style Goes 70’s Fabulous: Auralis’ Spring 2010 Collection at The Greenshows

Eco Chic

Auralis’ Spring/Summer 2011 collection is inspired by hot & steamy 70’s Puerto Rico, from whence the designer hails (though she now calls NYC home). Check out my interview with Auralis designer Auralis Herrero Lugo, backstage at The Greenshows.

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Hall County to Hold Ceremony for Cleaner School Buses, Georgia’s First School System to Fuel with Propane Autogas

Green (Living) Review

serves the residential, industrial/commercial and agricultural propane needs of approximately one million customers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Hall County to host “Georgians Supporting Georgians for a Greener Community” event, featuring dignitary speeches, key hand-off ceremony and school buses on display.

Yanni and WWF Partner to Save Wild Pandas

Green (Living) Review

Yanni: Live at El Morro, Puerto Rico is set for CD and DVD release by Sony Music on April 17th, also the kick-off date for Yanni’s world tour. Global music artist to promote awareness of giant panda conservation Washington, DC, April 9, 2012 : World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is pleased to announce a collaboration with legendary composer and performer Yanni, aimed at raising awareness of giant panda conservation.

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Hot frequent flier tip: miles on sale

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or Puerto Rico and also agree to install the Dividend Miles toolbar on your computer and use it for three searches. How to maximize the value of your frequent flier miles Cathay Pacific: what free miles can give you Travel secrets of frequent fliers Airbus unveils green plane of the future Leave a Comment Previous post: Can you eat organic in Puerto Vallarta?

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The Best Complete Streets Policies of 2013

The Green Changemakers

Today, 27 states as well as the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia have Complete Streets policies. Source: [link] Communities across the country are making roads safer and more accessible for everyone who uses them—and these changes are happening on a larger scale than ever before. In 2013, more than 80 communities adopted Complete Streets policies.

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ALEC's Vision of Pre-Empting EPA Coal Ash Regs Passes the House

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They donated $10,000 to our local chamber last year, and theyre already exporting coal ash to Puerto Rico and Panama. Skip to Main Content Area. Contact Us. News Feeds. Podcasts. Privacy Policy. RSS Feeds. Volunteer. Optional Member Code. Sign up. Reports Lisa Graves. Mary Bottari. Brendan Fischer. Rebekah Wilce. Harriet Rowan. Contributing Writers Beau Hodai. Jill Richardson. Wendell Potter. Will Dooling. Take Action. Latest News. Media Video Archive. Video: Wisconsin Protests.

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