All hail the power of Mother Nature and human beings. ☀️💦🌱🙌🏾 Losing electricity across Puerto Rico once again is a painful, pressing reminder of the critical importance of resiliency — when it comes to power, water, agriculture, relief, recovery, life in general. Millions of American citizens across this island are left POWERLESS in the dark today — this time for 24 to 36 hours at least, an unfathomable seven months after Hurricane Maria, further proof of the fragility of failing antiquated infrastructure.
Exploring and seeing the fruits of Siembra Tres Vidas farm (that we proudly purchase from for #ChefsForPuertoRico) in the stunning mountains of Aibonito — newly expanded and majority owned and operated by badass Boricua women, no less — reminds me of the promise of renewable, regenerative, resilient techniques and solutions.
We CAN do this. The question is: can we harness collective will to cocreate new approaches, systems, paradigms — and do so effectively, rapidly, efficiently, inclusively and at scale?