The silent strength of Indigenous renewable energy micro-grids #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth #NAHM
Close to the artic circle the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation are turning to renewable energy. For decades they have relied on diesel generators. Via the National Observer:
But the fly-in community, 120 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle, was quiet for the first time in decades as the nation brought its solar energy micro-grid online, said Chief Dana Tizya-Tramm at an official COP26 side event Thursday.
“We can now enjoy silence and hear our animals and the crows caw from across our village for the first time in 50 years,” said Tizya-Tramm in a video address to a panel discussing Indigenous renewable micro-grids (REMs) at the UN climate conference in Glasgow.
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