Goal Zero: Share the Sun
Seventy miles south of the Utah-Arizona border sits a town called Chinle. Located within the boundaries of the Navajo Nation, Chinle is the gateway to Canyon de Chelly. Without access to grid power, many families on the Navajo Nation rely on gas lamps, candles, or even car batteries to charge electronics and light up their home. This fall, a crew of 20 employees and ambassadors traveled to Chinle with the goal of completing 40 solar kit installs over the course of two days. In partnership with Yahuaca Knowledge Distribution, we equipped both traditional hogans and modern houses with a solar panel, power station, and LED light. Some families received power for the first time, others simply wanted to make the move towards cleaner, renewable energy. Read more.