Footprint Project Deploys Mobile Solar Trailer at Black Cultural Zone Event in Oakland, California
The Black Cultural Zone is a three year organization that strengthens cultural awareness by elevating community driven projects in East Oakland, CA. Community program events consist of art, music, food/mask distribution, and community reach-ins for Black August. Through People Power Solar Cooperative, Footprint was contacted for potential equipment for Black Cultural Zone's power needs.
At the event, the T5 trailer was used to power two speakers for a couple of hours. The T5 trailer has previously been used at emergency and non-emergency events for phone charging stations, lighting, refrigeration, and sound equipment and will continue to be available for future use.
Footprint project aims to communicate with other local community groups affiliated with the Black Cultural Zone about how this T5 trailer could energize other events in the area as well as help to organize long-term sustainability planning for various communities.
Footprint Project will continue to support these organizations in the time of long overdue social justice. With increased support and participation from local volunteers and its national network, the Footprint Project team will work to provide power to organizations and communities that raise social awareness and preserve the culture of black communities.
Footprint Project's mission is to help #BuildBackGreener after disasters by providing cleaner energy to communities in crisis.
About Footprint Project:
Footprint Project's mission is to help #BuildBackGreener after disasters by providing cleaner energy to communities in crisis. We dispatch mobile solar stations to power disaster first response and support long-term, resilient recovery. We help relief groups integrate sustainable technologies into their missions through hands-on training, design, and deployment support. In 2020, Footprint Project has deployed mobile solar stations to the earthquakes in Puerto Rico, tornadoes in Tennessee, a COVID-19 clinic on the US/Mexico border, and the Minneapolis justice movement, providing direct access to emergency solar recharging for over 13,000 US citizens affected by disasters.
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