OK, I admit, for a long time we weren’t part of the solution, we were part of the problem.
I don’t know how many times I personally have suggested that folks call up Bruno Zagar or Wayne Dupuis at Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, north of Cloquet and request a tour.
“They are doing so many amazing and inspiring clean energy and sustainability projects!” I’d say. “Everytime our NE CERT team visits we see and learn something new. You gotta go visit!”
At some point, Bruno gently reminded me that each tour takes staff time, sometimes A LOT of staff time, and that pulls them off of the core work and projects that they are already busy working on.
A seed grant was born. —Joel Haskard