Charity Organization Plans to Install 18,000 Free Solar Panels For Navajo Nation

By John Vibes
True Activist

Many Native people throughout the US have homes that are entirely off of the electricity grid, so a local organization called Eagle Energy is helping out by distributing kits for solar panels to the Navajo people and other Native groups.

The first kits to be installed will work specifically for lights, but this project is seeking to expand so it can provide more power, to more people.

Eagle Energy is a branch of an organization called Elephant Energy, which helps to distribute solar systems to areas in Africa that do not have access to electricity.

After learning that there were similar struggles in the Navajo communities in America, founder Doug Vilsack decided to bring a similar service to regions in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah where nearly half of the homes that people are living in are actually off the grid.

“One of the most shocking things about the Navajo Nation, is the extreme poverty despite the fact that it is right here in the south-central United States,” Julia Alvarez, executive director of Eagle Energy said in a recent interview.

Eagle energy hopes to completely solve the energy crisis that the Navajo people are currently experiencing, which would require installing solar panels on over 18,000 homes that are currently without electricity. However, the staff at Eagle Energy seems confident and ready for the challenge.

“We’re still a great people, we’re still here. And I think that matters,” Manygoats said.

After years of research and a series of unpleasant experiences concerning the current child protection services system, Alec Cope decided to combat the cancerous corruption through information. Freelance writing articles as a form of protest and distributing them throughout his former high-school and local area, Alec struck special chords with whomever he was in contact with.

Alec has been involved in activism such as sit down protests as well as Idle No More gatherings. Being independent for the majority of his time, Alec became a member of the WeAreChange family to assist one of the organizations that inspired him to become active in the first place. With a larger platform and positive support Alec has committed the majority of his time to research, writing, and maintaining social media with the goal to continue expanding the awakening sweeping throughout all levels of society.

Growing up within a rural area in Northern Michigan as well as being a native American descendant, Alec is seeking to expose environmental abuse in his state as well as globally. A high-school dropout, Alec chases his passion for writing and empowering individuals while showing any isolated person that they too can overcome the odds with a community that will support them. Alec lives in the lower peninsula of Michigan near Kalamazoo.

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