Image: The Metis Nation is adding almost 5 megawatts of solar to the Metis Crossing Cultural Centre near Smoky Lake, Alberta.
Thinking Big About Climate Action
It was intimidating to know where to start five years ago, but these early climate action successes have inspired the organization to think bigger about climate action and resilience.
The MNA recently completed construction on the Métis Crossing Cultural Center near Smoky Lake, Alberta. It’s a nationally significant cultural interpretive center created for Métis people to share their stories.
They have funding in place to build a large solar project at the site. “It’s almost a five-megawatt solar project, which is going to generate enough energy to power roughly 1,100 Alberta homes and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by almost 4,500 tons every year,” says Filella.
“It feels awesome to see the results of these projects. It gives us more momentum. We don't want to stop there. We want to do more. We want to do another 500 kilowatts of micro. We want to do another 20 or 40 megawatts of large-scale renewables, because we recognize that it has a real environmental impact, and it’s also a huge economic development opportunity.”