Another great example of the intertwining realities of climate justice – energy justice – social justice. And, a great story about committed individuals doing something about it. I believe that examples such as that of Native Renewables and Wahleah Johns show once again that we can all choose to be a part of the solution.
More than 15,000 homes lack electricity on the Navajo Nation. Native Renewables, led by Native American women, aims to electrify homes with off-grid solutions.
Johns, who has years of experience in the renewable energy industry, has long witnessed the injustice of this situation. Along with other Native women in the industry, she launched Native Renewables, a solar energy provider that aims to electrify every home on the Navajo Nation with off-grid solutions.
Native Renewables goes above and beyond a simple utility company. The organization employs Navajo tribal members, holds educational workshops on the benefits of renewable energy, promotes economic independence, and seeks to empower tribal members.