June 15, 2016
Isla Nena Composta is a community-based organization formed by environmentalists and local farmers in the municipality of Vieques in Puerto Rico. Isla Nena Composta is a partnership between the municipality of Vieques, the Puerto Rico Electrical Authority, the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, and the Syracuse University Environmental Finance Center with the mission of creating compost to use in native habitat restoration projects and sustainable agricultural practices on the island. This initiative also diverts organic material from the municipal landfill, which extends the lifespan of the facility, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, and recycles the material into useful product.
The SU-EFC is assisting with the development of the composting facility at the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, as well as with the design of facility signage including what feedstocks the system does and does not accept. The SU-EFC is also helping with the design of outreach materials, including a brochure on the benefits of composting and how to use compost that the facility produces. Download the brochure HERE.