Just Transitions: Energy, Water and Local Economic Development on the Navajo Nation
Jihan Gearon is Executive Director of Black Mesa Water Coalition (BMWC), whose environmental justice/economic development work focuses on a region of the Navajo nation called Black Mesa. BMWC’s mission is to build a Just Transition away from the fossil fuel based economy of the Navajo Nation towards a green economy that uplifts the traditional economy, and honors the culture and health of the Navajo people.
BMWC success include: shutting down the Black Mesa Mine and Mojave Generating Station; establishing the first of its kind Navajo Green Economy Fund and Commission; founding the Southwest Indigenous Leadership Institute for youth; securing a revolving fund for renewable energy projects from the California Public Utilities Commission; halting the Navajo-Hopi Little Colorado Water Settlement Agreement and Act, and developing key local economic projects such as Black Mesa Solar Project, Food Sovereignty Project, and Navajo Wool Market Improvement Project.
Join us for a
Presentation * Panel Discussion * Q & A
at Changemaker High School – 1300 S Belevedere Ave
Light refreshments at 5:30 PM.
Co-sponsored by: Black Mesa Water Coalition, Sierra Club, Green for All, Center for Biological Diversity, Changemaker High School, Rising Tide – North America, Tierra Y Libertad
For more information/RSVP: Michelle Crow * 975-8443 or firstname.lastname@example.org