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Amazon Watch and Empowered By Light help indigenous communities embrace clean energy

Amazon Watch and Empowered By Light help indigenous communities embrace clean energy

A new video released by Amazon Watch and Credo Mobile shows how the communities are using solar power and internet hubs, helping them to defend the rainforest around them. Five Sápara communities in the Ecuadorian Amazon, who are presently engaged in resisting oil drilling on their lands, have installed solar micro-systems and radio communications infrastructure, along with two Munduruku communities in the Brazilian Amazon and four U'wa communities in the Colombian cloud forests. More installations are planned for late 2017 and 2018. The Amazon is home to hundreds of distinct indigenous peoples whose futures are threatened by a resurgent wave of resource exploitation. The communities are often found in remote areas where they are vulnerable to violent repression. The solar power and communications systems being installed are critical for these communities to assure their s...

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