Casa Pueblo (House of People in English), is located in Adjuntas, in the heart of the Puerto Rican mountains. In the 1970s, a group of citizens faced an open-pit mining project led by the government that would threaten the quality of water for a large part of the country.
After 15 years of struggle, the project is abandoned and the forest preserved. Casa Pueblo then becomes the spearhead of environmental protection in the country. The civic organization obtains the right to create protected areas and fight against other projects. Today, Casa Pueblo has become a place of education for the environment and citizenship.