Ekvn-Yefolecv (ee-gun yee-full-lee-juh), which means Returning to the Earth, Returning to Our Homelands in Maskoke language, is an intentional community of Indigenous Maskoke persons who, after 180 years of having been forcibly removed from traditional Alabama homelands, have returned to build an off-grid, income-sharing ecovillage that prioritizes Maskoke language and cultural revitalization, natural building, regenerative agriculture, and ecological restoration.
Ekvn-Yefolecv is an off-grid community by intention. Having Solar at the location will help protect children and elder language bearers amid increasing heat conditions caused by climate change.
Specifically, as an off-grid system, this 29.4 kW solar array will also have 50 kWh of battery storage capacity. The system will generate 100% of the needs of the community center building. It is to be installed at the community center, which will be utilized by all residents of the community. Overall, Ekvn-Yefolecv has taken great care in its design, minimizing its environmental impact at every step of the way. For Everybody Solar, it is going to be our first fully off-grid system.
Designed as a holistic decolonization paradigm shift, residents of the ecovillage are manifesting an off-grid income-sharing community with natural building construction, renewable energy, and more.
The vision of Ekvn-Yefolecv Maskoke ecovillage seeks “to serve as an archetype for other Indigenous communities to model for Just Transition to more equitable and linguistically, culturally, and ecologically sustainable lifeways”, says Marcus Briggs-Cloud, co-director of Ekvn-Yefolecv Maskoke ecovillage.
THANK YOU to individuals and organizations who have made contributions to help bring solar to the Ekvn-Yefolecv (ee-gun yee-full-lee-juh)!
Special Thanks to....
Anonymous Donors, David Ellis, Kozubal Family, Martin Griffith, Joshua Hedlund, Ricky Thanudape