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Tell us about your experience with alternative energy:
Currently I am working with a handful of Native American tribes on various economic development opportunities. As a part of this we are helping to finance two wind energy projects on tribal land. In addition we are looking with a group at various solar opportunities.
What excites you about this campaign?
Excited to see business actvities to diversify away from our dependance on middle east oil.
What do you want to do to help?
not sure yet as I am just signing up and have not heard much about the plan. However my one particular area of interest is in dealing with the tribal and Alaskan Native issues. I am also a partner in a company called Native Founders Consulting Group where we specialize in working with tribes. www.nativefoundersconsulting.com
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Merry Christmas Randy,
This year I have helped so many members learn about personal home energy plans. It's all about power use, conservation, and home power generation, things I have been doing at my residence to lower my energy costs. Send me a friend request a to add me Randy, I'd be honored to have you as a friend here.
BTW, oklahoma: I just posted an article about Home Wind Systems in oklahoma. Your state's representatives, governor, and public utility commission officials are not in your corner with this "soft policy" on Net Metering. Instead they have the tables turned against green power for businesses and homeowners. You should read that article, important.
Hello Randy, These new roof mounting residential wind turbine kits are shipping now. They are sleek, attractive, and well designed. These are actually a home appliance on the roof, much like an antennae or satellite dish. They are as easy to install as other home appliances, like dishwasher, home theatre, etc. It's a nice clean way for you to begin your Personal Energy Plan. These systems are inexpensive, easy to install, scaleable.
Your Wind blows stronger in winter, Your Sun shines stronger in summer. This hybrid wind/solar system combines these cycles to give a more even flow of energy year round. This homeowner sized wind/solar system provides free power for your home. Many customers have found it easy to become customer/dealers of our kits. Customers can become a dealer with no further investment, they see quickly how people are easy to get interested.
I have used the same systems save money on my electricity costs from day one and Randy, you can too. Your local wind resources are so good in Oklahoma. Check these windmaps and see can you pinpoint what number your area is in. Zone 2 is OK, anything over 2 is (very) good. First double check your wind resources from the map and links below.
Thanks. I'll check those sites. I agree...they say ag teachers are in high demand right now. Some schools have no choice and are having to wipe out the program b/c there isn't anyone to teach. It's something I've thought about.
We have petitions! "THE PLEDGE" is on the main page.
I think this is the very best tool we could ask for. It is so much easier to get someone to sign a petition than to go online and join the plan as a member.
I have been test driving it for a few days and got 200 signatures rather eaasily. Most folks had seen the ads or seen Boone on the news. Most were eager to sign it and strongly support it. A few wanted to get more info- I handed them a business card with the website. Very few said no (2 or 3).
I hope you can ask all your "friends" to download a bunch of PLEDGES and fax them back to the office ASAP. THIS IS HOW WE BUILD AN ARMY much faster. Millions of signatures.
Thank you for all your efforts. We have a very strong team. Many ants can take the Hill!
Thanks so much for getting back with me. I will have to refer your question to my Boss Jamie Aggen the CEO of your company as he will be able to address your question more fully. You may reach him @ firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, 1(360) 509-1964. Again thanks so much for your interest, and I hope your company can help the native people achieve Alt. Independence in the near future.
Native American nonprofit to focus on green-collar careers
Posted: August 26, 2008
by: Staff Reports / Indian Country Today
AUSTIN, Texas - A new Native-operated 501(c)(3) is turning its focus on green-collar careers for American Indians and veterans.
Native Workplace is officially announcing its new effort to help the community connect with the thousands of careers created by growth in renewable energy industries.
Its mission is to promote green-collar careers and to develop an American Indian and veteran work force for green industries.
Making www.nativeworkplace.com a hub for information regarding green growth in Indian country as well as an educational site is also in the works.
''We realized that there wasn't a place where people could learn about the different types of careers in green energy and the skill sets involved,'' said Cristala Mussato-Allen, founder and executive director of NWP. ''People have no idea what these jobs require or how they are defined.''
The nonprofit is focusing on two main goals: educating the community and recruiting tribal members and veterans into training and employment nationwide.
The organization will be hosting ''Green Collar Career Day'' events where the community can learn about these new jobs. Events will be a combined effort with on-site recruitment into local training, on-the-job training employment, and certification opportunities.
Affordable entry-level training is already available at some schools near tribal communities, and expansion into tribal colleges is under way. Many of the employment opportunities are on-the-job training, so tribal members can be working, learning and receiving a paycheck from day one.
''Indian country is poised to fill the work force void the renewable industry is currently experiencing. Tribal communities, both rural and urban, are located near growing opportunities,'' said Lee Ann TallBear, who chairs the board of directors. ''These careers are a perfect fit for who we are as Native people.''
The organization hopes schools use the site as a place for creating green education and career projects.
Additional resources provided include nationwide listings of Native chambers of commerce, urban Indian centers and tribal colleges, as well as green Native businesses, green grants for tribes, green tribal news and links to other Native environmental organizations.
''We are excited at the possibilities of our community being in the forefront of these new jobs. Besides the obvious contribution we will be making to save our sacred sources, it gives us a chance to learn trades that provide secure income and an opportunity for business development,'' Mussato-Allen said.
For more information, visit www.nativeworkplace.com
Key Policy Recommendations for a Cleaner, Greener Energy Future
* Provide multiyear tax incentives for renewable-energy production and energy-efficiency projects.
* Set national mandates that would require utilities to get at least 20 percent of their electricity from wind, solar and geothermal energy by 2020.
* Add and updating the building code to require energy-efficiency measures in the construction of new buildings and the renovation of existing buildings, and setting a goal to reduce buildings' energy use 50 percent by 2030.
* Set prices for carbon-dioxide emissions and creating a program that caps emissions from different industries and allowing companies to trade emissions allowances.
* Upgrade and expanding the nation's electric grid to enable it to support electric cars and the transport and storage of renewable energy.
* Provide incentives for utilities to invest in energy-efficiency technologies.
* Increase the fuel efficiency of cars and trucks and investing more money in private-public partnerships that would develop transportation systems that rely on little or no oil, such as electric cars.
* Provide incentives to consumers and small businesses to buy plug-in hybrid cars and alternative fuels, including natural-gas-powered cars.
* Invest more federal dollars in cleantech research and development, including ways to capture and store carbon-dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants.
* Speed up the process of setting aside public lands and improving the permitting process for renewable-electricity projects on public lands.
* Shift from ethanol made from corn to ethanol made from wood chips, agricultural waste and other nonfood feedstock, and encouraging a joint U.S.-Brazil partnership to turn sugar cane into ethanol in the Caribbean.