Indigenous Communities
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Project in progress

What is your wish for this project?

I wish first of all for visibility of a special close-knit community of the Jamez native Americans living on a picturesque extinct volcano near Los Alamos National Lab, Albuquerque area, NM. I want to work with high school students in a charter school who are not just a mico-minority but also needing support from all sections of society to uplift their own community. I am a graduate student in University of Utah working on my PhD in solar more

How are you going to do it?

I am planning to gather from the students their family cost of energy usage both in terms of heating/cooling, electricity and transport. I would then have the students do a mapping of their community land for all the renewable sources of energy; a land that is blessed with 365 days of sunshine, and heavy winds apart from green oasis. Then I would do experiments for making solar cells from kitchen materials and wind mill prototype!