With each passing day, winter is getting closer and closer. This is why more and more solar trailers occupy a vital role in some communities.
Solar Trailers to the Rescue
What we may not know is that there are still people out there who do not have the necessary living conditions. Apparently, celebrity figures also know it and have taken matters into their own hands.
Who could it be? No one other than actor Mark Ruffalo. It’s not been long since he started to express concern and solidarity towards the Standing Rock Sioux.
With help from Wahleah Johns, founder of Native Renewables, Mark began to gift to Sioux tribal elders solar trailers to help them throughout the long winter.
As you can imagine, they cannot live without energy, and they surely want to protect the land.
The solar trailers are the best way to fulfill all their needs. In fact, these trailers provide a clean energy source. They are now sustaining the over 500 Native American tribes from around the nation that are protesting against the Dakota Access Pipeline.
“This pipeline is a black snake that traverses four states and 200 waterways with fracked Bakken oil.”
As co-founder of The Solutions Project, Mark Ruffalo is proud of all the efforts which were made for the cause. What other than renewable energy is more important in such cases?
“We know from experience that pipelines leak, explode, pollute and poison land and water. But it doesn’t have to be that way.”
But this is not all. These solar trailers will also help improve medical and many other substantial facilities with the clean energy needed. Could this become the future of energy? Is it worth the fight?
More are Joining the Cause
One Navajo leader even stated:
“Water is life. By leading a transition to energy that is powered by the sun, the wind and water, we ensure a better future for all of our people and for future generations.”
Based on a report made by EcoWatch, more people are getting involved and here is why:
Johns’ company, Native Renewables, promotes low-cost clean energy solutions for Native American families throughout the U.S., with an emphasis on job creation and on benefiting the community as a whole. The trailers were built by members of the Navajo nation and were financed by Empowered by Light and Give Power.
Research led by Stanford Prof. Mark Jacobson, another Solutions Project co-founder, shows that it would be technically possible and economically beneficial to transition to 100 percent clean renewable energy in each and every state across the country. In North Dakota, for example, wind and solar energy would be the primary sources of clean power and transitioning to 100 percent renewables would create 30,000 jobs.
In truth, it’s simple to understand what’s going on. This is a fight which has an important role: to preserve and protect the source of clean water. And The Dakota Access Pipeline is to blame for this.
Because of them, the sources of clean water are now in danger.
— Dan Zukowski (@danzukowski) October 25, 2016
Protecting Native American Rights
The attempt to proceed with the construction of the “black snake” only follows the plans of big corporations. They seem to no longer care about the public’s interest.
Not only that, but it has also brought a lot of harm along with it. The construction also appears to have desecrated burial sites.
Mark Ruffalo fully agreed with this while mentioning:
“Around the world, more than 80 percent of the forests and lands with protected waterways and rich biodiversity are held by indigenous tribes. This is no coincidence. As so many of us suffer from polluted water, air and land in our rural and urban communities, the water defenders at Standing Rock are showing us another way.”
Imagine putting yourself in the shoes of these people. Not a really pleasant situation, is it?
Unlike other celebrities, Mark does not simply donate money, he also offers a helping hand to the cause. As an example to the people around him, he has managed to honor the Native American community and to give them a fighting chance.
By quoting Gandhi, Ruffalo further believes that “being the change he wishes to see in the world” is the right thing to do. The world belongs to us humans, and we have the possibilities and abilities to change it. We can craft the world as we wish. It is time to wake up and start creating a better world.