May 30th-31st, 2020 – 2PM to 6PM PST

by International Arts & Philanthropy Foundation’s


International Arts & Philanthropy Foundation


International Arts & Philanthropy Foundation’s (IAPF) mission is to move humanity forward by bridging ideas, organizations and influential individuals who are passionate about making a better future for our children. We work to address global grand challenges by leveraging the power of community activism and the potential for the arts to inspire and motivate society to take immediate action to end poverty, inequality and climate change.

We published an article about this greenhouse in Solar Today magazine this month. I visited it today after the #SOLAR2022NM conference.

CSE’s Jae Berg speaks today @ASES_Solar #SOLAR2022NM conference on @CalSOMAH Program. Read about lessons learned from the statewide SOMAH program here: #solar #equity

Sandra Begay says she is proud of the accomplishments of her many interns from tribal communities. Their papers are on the website of the Office of Indian Energy. #SOLAR2022NM

Patrick Thompson is talking with us about coal, poverty, opioids and unemployment in West Virginia. The black-and-white photos of workers are very striking. There was coal pollution in the sandbox where he played in grade school. #SOLAR2022NM

Jeff Gilbert also encourages solar job trainees in Baltimore to think from a hiring manager's perspective. This is good advice for dealing with a variety of work situations. #SOLAR2022NM

Jeff Gilbert is outlining the set of soft skills that are necessary for urban Baltimore residents who want to succeed in the #solar industry. They include customer service, conflict resolution, team collaboration, career prioritization and visual self-presentation. #SOLAR2022NM

Yuriria Morales Sanchez is describing what it was like for her to be a Mexican graduate student who was arriving in the United States, improving her fluency in English, and navigating the immigration process. #SOLAR2022NM

JoAnn Armenta says she is inspired to do solar work by her heritage and spirituality. She grew up in Los Angeles and has roots in the Southwest. #SOLAR2022NM

Bruce Davis is showing us images of the houses he and his business partners have worked on in the Southwest. He says using lower-tech solutions creates more job opportunities. #SOLAR2022NM


Elizabeth Ross is showing us a set of two maps illustrating the challenges of having a just energy transition in the United States. She compared a map of mining and gas employment to a map of the local cost of solar power. #SOLAR2022NM

The Office of Public Participation at @FERC should have been established 40 years ago, says Nicole Sitaraman. "It's better late than never." #SOLAR2022NM

What are the differences between @FERC and state public utility commissions? Nicole Sitaraman is showing us the slide below. #SOLAR2022NM

There are 20,000-30,000 rural, remote US homes without electricity in indigenous communities, especially in the Southwest, says Wahleah Johns. #SOLAR2022NM

Justice40 says that 40% of certain federal investments must go to disadvantaged communities, says Shalanda Baker. It is a "vehicle for economic prosperity." Her department wants to increase energy democracy. #SOLAR2022NM

Energy burden and energy insecurity can lead to death and exacerbate health issues, says Shalanda Baker. People have to choose between food and energy. The pandemic exacerbates inequity issues. #SOLAR2022NM

Excited to hear this amazing group of speakers today at @ases_solar address the just and equitable transition to clean energy - That includes making employment accessible for all! #SOLAR2022NM

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