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Cody Two Bears will discuss his work — and his focus on youth empowerment — in his talk “Empowering Native Communities with Renewable Energy” at 4 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 5. The talk, which is free and open to the public, takes place in 112 Walker Building and via Zoom.

Cody Two Bears is a Standing Rock Sioux Tribal member, whose work centers on the collaboration of Western science with Indigenous tradition. He is the founder and executive director of Indigenized Energy, which actively helps tribes develop long-term energy plans and pursue strategies that ensure a just transition to renewable energy.

Two Bears’ talk is part of the fall 2022 EESI EarthTalks series, “Exploring the Multiple Dimensions of Solar Energy.” Using both a local and global scope, the series addresses the latest perspectives on policies, environmental management, and the technological advancements towards the dual use — and social and cultural implications — of solar energy. The series is put on by Penn State’s Earth and Environmental Systems Institute in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences.