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Indigenous knowledge keepers take their clean energy expertise abroad – Corporate Knights

June 20, 2024

Indigenous Peoples in Canada have become renewable-energy powerhouses. Now they’re using their knowledge to help Indigenous communities across the world.

In the remote Australian desert community where Chris Croker’s family lives, solar power delivered people power.

It started with drinking water around 30 years ago. A solar-powered electric pump drew water from the arid earth. Then came a tourism business with eco-camping that showcased the rugged countryside and a family-run bush-food plantation of quandong, a desert peach. They have 1,000 quandong trees, and the entire operation – from irrigation to sorting – is solar powered.

“For our family personally, renewables have been about us reclaiming our rights and living on country and being economically independent,” says Croker, a member of the Luritja Nation.

Read More: https://www.corporateknights.com/leadership/indigenous-clean-energy-knowledge-keepers/

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