Congrats to our dear friend and Tribal Renewable Energy Program partner, Henry Red Cloud, for receving the prestigious Charles Greeley Abbot Award from the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) yesterday in Baltimore.
From ASES “Solar 2013” blog:
ASES awarded its highest honor, the Charles Greeley Abbot Award, to Henry Red Cloud for his work to improve the lives of Native Americans nationwide through the use of renewable energy. Red Cloud founded Lakota Solar Enterprises on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota to produce an affordable, replicable solar air-heating system that saves tribal families 20 to 30 percent on their annual heating costs. In honor of past and future generations of Lakota people and of all the “solar warriors and warriorettes” in attendance, Red Cloud sang a Lakota song passed down from his grandfather and through the generations. For the song, about honoring the sun and its part in the water and life cycles, he asked those present to stand and contemplate their own part in this cycle of life, in preserving the earth’s resources and honoring the sun.
Was-te to an inspiring Solar Warrior!
(Photo by Rachael Maddox & Brian Ward)