The Ramona Band of Cahuilla Indians might only have nine members but the southern California tribe is taking big steps in the renewable energy arena. The tribe built an off-grid system based completely on renewable energy sources. The system relies on wind and sun power, though there's a backup generator just in case. "A lot of people would like to be off of the grid system," Chairman Joe Hamilton told The Riverside Press-Enterprise. The Environmental Protection Agency recognized the tribe for its efforts at a ceremony in April. Get the Story:
EPA honors tribe for complete reliance on renewable energy (The Riverside Press-Enterprise 6/2)
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