Empower 500 Navajo Families Without Electricity

by Elephant Energy
Jan 30, 2012

Next Steps to Light the Navajo Nation

Eagle Energy is gearing up for a new year on the Navajo Nation and we wanted to fill you in on our progress.  But before this update, we need to ask for a favor.  Immediately after you read this e-mail, please send the link for our GlobalGiving page (http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/empower-navajo/) to at least one friend and ask them to watch our film and learn about how 18,000 families on the Navajo Nation IN THE USA live without access to electricity.  As Bobby Kennedy once said: “Each time a man stands up for an ideal or acts to improve the lots of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers, those ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”  Reach out to a friend and help Eagle Energy educate the masses about this great American injustice and make waves on the Navajo Nation.

Thanks to your support, we have the resources to continue our work to promote the transition to clean solar energy and eliminate the use of kerosene, propane, and single-use batteries for household lighting on the Navajo Nation.  This spring, Eagle Energy will:

1. Distribute 30 solar lighting kits to school librarians and science teachers throughout the Navajo Nation. These kits will each contain six Nokero solar-powered light bulbs and materials to encourage kids to read and learn about solar energy.  See the PDF linked to this report to learn more.

2.  Establish four additional sales outlets in market centers and border towns around the Navajo Nation, and provide advertising/marketing support for these shops to enable access to small-scale solar products for additional people living without access to electricity.

3. Work intensively with partner schools in Thoreau and Baca chapters to develop curriculum to educate elementary and high school students about the benefits of solar energy.

4.  Continue to work with the tribal government and local community leaders to develop policies to promote access to clean energy technologies for people living without electricity.

Thanks again for your support.  Please reach out to a friend and inform them about Eagle Energy’s work to light the Navajo Nation TODAY!



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Elephant Energy

Location: Denver, CO - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.elephantenergy.org
Elephant Energy
Project Leader:
Katie Murphy
Executive Director
Denver, CO United States

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