Joshua is Worimi man from the Mid North Coast of NSW, a rising leader who participated in the cop21 talks in Paris and is dedicated to recreating the agricultural industry with sustainable practices. He was also one of the amazing panelists at our AllGrid’s “Illuminating the EnviroMENTAL: Healing from the inside out,” where he contributed heartily with his combination of Indigenous wisdom and values and extensive agricultural knowledge. He recently wrote this article drawing attention to the UN Sustainable Development Goals that is certainly worth a read.
Reading through the goals myself, I found myself both daunted by the sheer of amount of work that needs to be done and inspired by the efforts that have already been made.
Particularly, of interest is goal number 7 on clean energy:
“Ensuring universal access to affordable electricity by 2030 means investing in clean energy sources such as solar, wind and thermal. Adopting cost-effective standards for a wider range of technologies could also reduce the global electricity consumption by buildings and industry by 14 percent. This means avoiding roughly 1,300 mid-size power plants. Expanding infrastructure and upgrading technology to provide clean energy in all developing countries is a crucial goal that can both encourage growth and help the environment.”
More work that recognises and illuminates the need for solar, particularly for remote communities that share many similar traits to developing countries.