The mission of Eco Kit Puerto Rico is to provide an itemized guide relief help list for organizations, communities, families and individuals.
This list aims to mitigate the ecological hazards of the many relief donations that will end up as garbage by providing alternative solutions and empowering communities alike.
Our items include things like: solar battery banks for recharging electric devices, manually chargeable radios, compact gas stoves, collapsable coolers, solar lamps, manually chargeable flash lights and tools for rescue and debris, among other things. For example, we’ve focused on eco friendly and long duration artifacts taking into account that many battery operated artifacts will end up as garbage or water bottles cease their utility immediately, not to mention the ecological hazard they represent once they are discarded.
WHO IS THE ECO-KIT FOR
Anyone is welcome to use our itemized list. You are welcome to order items for you or your loved ones, addressed to yourself.
If you would like to donate items to help organizations, please refer to the section below: “How can you Help”
HOW CAN YOU HELP
You can help organizations in Puerto Rico in two ways:
2.Donate to our partner ISER Caribe and we will handle directly the access of Eco-Kit to the local organizations in Puerto Rico.
All proceeds will go directly to purchasing items for the Eco-Kit and other relief efforts to affected communities on the Southern and Western coast of Puerto Rico.
Or you can also do a Bank Transfer:
Institute for Socio Ecological Research Inc.
PO Box 3151
Lajas , PR 00667-3151
Via Cabo Rojo Coop
Routing Number 221582310
Account Number 1011724826
HELP FOR DRIVES & COLLECTIONS
WHO WE ARE
We are a group of committed Puerto Rican artists living in NYC who have extensive experience with eco-conscious nonprofit organizations, journalism and media. An artists-activists community committed to supporting the island’s recovery in an ecologically sound way that is independent and self empowering to our communities.
Thank you for supporting Puerto Rico, we truly appreciate your support.
Aris Mejías, Yaraní del Valle, Isabel Gandía
PARTNERS & BENEFICIARIES
Iser Caribe is our fiscal sponsor, a non profit ecological organization based in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
Loisaida 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:
Agitarte Cultural Works / Papel Machete
Biblioteca Juvenil de Mayagüez
Boricuá: Organización Boricuá de Agricultura Ecológica
Boys and Girls Club
Casa Protegida Julia de Burgos
Centro de Estudios Transdisciplinarios de Agroecología
Centro Periodismo Investigativo
Colectivo Agroecológico Siembra para Todos y para Todas
Colectivo Vuelta Abajo
El Llamado (Organización Estudiantil – Huelga UPR 2010-2017)
Escuela Latinoamericana Agroecológica El Guaraguao
Finca Josco Bravo
Liga Ecológica del Noroeste
Mercado Agrícola de Ponce
Proyecto ENLACE del Caño Martín Peña
Rescate Playas Borinquen
If you are flying to Puerto Rico and want to become a volunteer traveler, sign up here and we will contact you.
We have people on the ground in the Island who pick up the kits and distribute them to the appropriate organizations, communities and coordinators.
Thank you for being part of our reconstruction!