Barrio Solar Update
with Fritjof Capra, Indira Cortes and Elizabeth Hawk
Barrio Solar: Solar Power for Puerto Rico
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
North Berkeley (RSVP for location)
6:45pm-7:30pm - Casual Potluck
7:30pm-9:15pm - Program
Join Fritjof Capra, Engineer Indira Cortes, and Producer Elizabeth Hawk for an update about Barrio Solar and learn more about this remarkable effort.
The Barrio Solar team has developed a simple and cost-effective way to ship a variety of solar devices to Puerto Rico, where they will be distributed to shelters, community centers and homes - especially the small towns in the center and south of the island, where immediate aid and reconstructed power sources are least likely to be deployed.
The shipments to Puerto Rico will be collected and distributed by a network of 35 women’s shelters and aid organizations under the leadership of Paz para la Mujer. By partnering with these women’s networks, Barrio Solar will be avoiding the risk of black market profiteering and, as they are at this moment a fully volunteer network, the entire distribution effort will be done for free.
We will be asking for your support for Barrio Solar!
Elizabeth (Lisa ) Ferguson, Ph.D., Climate Compassion
Elizabeth is a facilitator and educator in the practices of resilience and wellbeing. Combining the wisdom of psychology, contemplative science, internal martial arts and neuroscience, she offers an approach to flourishing that weaves self-compassion, social justice, and community building.
Jeremy is author of the The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity's Search for Meaning. He blogs at Patterns of Meaning. He is founder and president of the Liology Institute, dedicated to fostering a worldview that could enable humanity to flourish sustainably on the earth.