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P.E.C.E.S. offers free workshops to promote sustainability

The Community Education and Service Program (known as P.E.C.E.S. for its initials in Spanish) and its Community Sustainability Center have opened a call for residents of Puerto Rico’s eastern region to participate in workshops and free activities in Humacao, scheduled for March.

“Our approach is to build
resilience and promote sustainable community options,” said José Javier
Oquendo, president of P.E.C.E.S.

“These activities will offer
them the necessary tools to adapt and prepare their homes to withstand the
onslaught of atmospheric phenomena and allows us to guide them so they can move
to sustainable alternatives, such as solar energy,” he said.

On Tuesday, the nonprofit will
offer a workshop entitled “Solar energy: The option for the future,”
headed by Jean Carlo Orta, from INVERSOL, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Benito
Ubiles Community Center. A second workshop will take place Mar. 7, from 10 a.m.
to 12 p.m. at the Mar Verde Community Center.

Meanwhile, Architect Carla
Gautier and Environmental Consultant Gianna Castro will offer the “A
resilient home to face rainwater and storm” workshop on Mar. 5th and Mar.
26, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Punta Santiago Community Center.

P.E.C.E.S. will also be hosting
a community clean-up of drains and ditches in Punta Santiago on Mar. 13, 20 and
27. For more information, call 787-678-4321.

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This story was written by our staff based on a press release.

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