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Helping to Create Sustainable Farms in Puerto Rico

MeredithB
by Meredith Bryden

May 23, 2019

1 minute read

Three Collette employees recently traveled to Puerto Rico to take part in an industry wide volunteer event with Tourism Cares. Tourism Cares unites the travel industry annually to give back in a destination that has been struck by tragedy or natural disasters.  The three-day event joined many organizations together with the formal travel industry, community-based tourism initiatives, governmental officials, the small shareholder agriculture community, and social enterprises to support the development of local economies for a resilient future on the island.

 

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Centro de Microempresas y Tecnologías Agrícolas Sustentables Yauco (CMTAS), a community sustainable farm that endured significant damage during the 2017 hurricane season. CMTAS became a support center for the community, providing food and access to clean water. Today, they are building a tourism experience at the farm, where they also provide educational and training programs for several disadvantaged Puerto Rican communities.

Learn more about CMTAS and how Collette is dedicated to responsible travel and supporting tourism around the world.

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