28 Aug '15, 6pm

First Nation builds spirited solar project in the heart of Canada’s oil sands -

However, the community is fighting back with the Piitapan Solar Project. In a conversation with VICE News , Lubicon Cree First Nation and Greenpeace member Melina Laboucan-Massimo described the project as “one of the biggest solar installations in northern Alberta, especially in the tar sands.” The 80 solar panels serve as a highly visible beacon of hope for a return to self-sufficiency and reduced reliance on fossil fuels. The solar project will power First Nation’s new health center and excess energy will be fed into the power grid. The construction team also plans to host educational workshops on

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