Growing up in a family that relied on state assistance, I always viewed residential solar power as a luxury. Having $10,000 set aside to install solar when you have student debt, a mortgage, and childcare expenses is just not realistic for many Americans.
Protecting the environment that my family has called home for six generations is important to me. I want to ensure the next seven generations thrive. I want to live on our planet without negatively impacting it. Blending ancestral ways of life with modern technology into local, state, and federal policy is one way to usher in positive and more sustainable change.