Indigenous Communities
Landscapes, Trees, and Plants
People Served

What is your wish for this project?

We would like to create a presentation about youth environmental activism in Utah to share with those at the Navajo Sustainability Summit. We would also like to learn about the unique challenges and opportunities in regards to climate action and environmental protection that exist on the Navajo reservation.

How did it go?

Speaking with participants at the Navajo Sustainability Summit was an eye-opening experience, which exposed me to the complexity of balancing economic well-being and environmental protection. Many of the people I spoke to grew up near the Navajo Generating Station (NGS), the coal plant that is scheduled to close this December. On one hand, the plant provided hundreds of high paying jobs. On the other hand, one Navajo elder told me it drained the water wells within a fifty mile radius in order more