About Casa Pueblo

Casa Pueblo organizes community-based programs framed around education, the economy, and the protection of natural, cultural and human resources. Its workshops are participatory and open to all members of the local community.

The Casa Pueblo House serves as the base of the organization and a cultural center. It features a meeting and exposition room, library, artisan shop, antiques room, hydroponics system, butterfly garden, and is solar powered. Its mission is to develop students who are leaders and active in the defense of their natural and cultural heritage. The Casa Pueblo House also houses the Communitarian Institute of Biodiversity and Culture (CIBC), which supplements the science and ecology curriculum of  fourth, fifth, and sixth grade students.

The director of Casa Pueblo, Alexis Masol, was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2002 for the organization's work to develop alternatives business models to strip mining central Puerto Rico.

More information about Casa Pueblo can be found at their organization's website.