STEP Seminar: "Solar on Tribal Land" with Robert Blake

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Center for Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy
Robert Blake
October 12, 2020 - 12:15 pm CDT
- 1:15 pm
Join us for a virtual STEP Seminar with Robert Blake, CEO of Solar Bear, MN, and Director of Native Sun Community Power Development.


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About the Speaker

Robert “Bob” Blake is a tribal member of the Red Lake Band of Ojibwe Indians, and the Founder and CEO of Solar Bear, a full-service solar installation company. He is also Executive Director of Native Sun Community Power Development, a native-led non-profit that promotes renewable energy, energy efficiency, and an equitable energy transition through education, workforce training, and demonstration. He is passionate about spreading the word of renewable energy through communication, cooperation, and collaboration. Robert also works with Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light’s Just Solar program to recruit solar garden subscribers and develop MNIPL’s solar workforce program.

About the STEP Seminar Series 
The STEP Seminar Series is an
interdisciplinary platform for scholars and practitioners to discuss research and policy issues in the broad domain of science, technology, and environmental policy. The seminars provide an informal setting for feedback and engagement with ongoing research projects and policy debates. We invite scholars from all disciplines and practitioners working in all action arenas with connections to the fields of scholarship that shape science, technology, and environmental policy. The seminar series takes place throughout the academic year, typically over lunchtime on Mondays.

Interested speakers should email Olivia Schares for a list of available dates.

View the full Fall STEP Seminar Calendar