Climate change is affecting every country on every continent. Including Puerto Rico. Is there anything we can do about it?
Climate change has been disrupting national economies and affecting lives for a few decades. Weather patterns are changing, sea levels are rising, and weather events are becoming more exponentially extreme. Saving our planet requires urgent action to address the climate emergency.
The main cause of climate change is burning fossil fuels such as oil, gas, and coal. When burnt, they release carbon dioxide into the air, causing the planet to heat up. Humans and wild life face new challenges for survival because of climate change. More frequent and intense drought, storms, heat waves, rising sea levels, melting glaciers and warming oceans can directly harm life, destroy their habitats, and wreak havoc on livelihoods and communities.
While on one hand the fossil fuel companies are responsible for addicting our economies with coal, oil and gas, at some level we are all responsible for climate change. We all have enabled them for decades.
Conscience of its environmental responsibility, Froebel Bilingual School has engaged several efforts to help mitigate climate change.
Froebel Bilingual School has been producing the energy it consumes with solar energy since 2015. Using renewable energy, the facilities consume less energy than it produces. Also, it has been recycling paper, plastic, cardboard and aluminum for the better part of two decades. And in addition to that, the school has been harvesting water since after Hurricane Maria. Its system allows for the storage of around 2400 gallons of water.
Froebel, not only teaches its students about the importance of preserving our natural resources and protecting our environment, but also sets an example of the practical actions that can be taken to contribute in our efforts to curb climate change.