WashU for a Sustainable Puerto Rico

April 11, 2019
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

*** New location: Clark-Fox Forum, Hillman Hall ***

WashU for a Sustainable Puerto Rico is an event designed to provide support to Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria and to educate the WashU community about the systemic issues that contributed to the widespread loss of power and life following the hurricanes.

The event will feature PJ Wilson, founder of Solar for Puerto Rico, to speak on his work installing solar panels for families affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Tony Maldonado, the president of the Hispanic Leaders Group of Greater St. Louis and past president of the Puerto Rican Society of St. Louis, will discuss how financial support can contribute to a renewable recovery for Puerto Rico. J. Dillon Brown, Associate Professor of English, will provide a historical context on Puerto Rico’s vulnerability to environmental devastation. Finally, Daniel Acosta of McCormack Baron Companies in St. Louis will provide photography and video footage of his post-disaster reconstruction work.

PJ Wilson (right), founder of Solar for Puerto Rico