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(a definition from the World Bank - PovertyNet)

Empowerment is the process of increasing the capacity of individuals or groups to make choices and to transform those choices into desired actions and outcomes.


But there's a lot more to Empowerment than this simple definition suggests.

To learn more about what Empowerment can encompass

for a 501(C)3 like NMSEA, click HERE.

  • NMSEA is all about Renewable Energy, so "Empowerment" can literally refer to supporting the development & application of renewable & sustainable sources of power in your home, in your town, and all around NM.

  • NMSEA is involved in Collaboration & Advocacy, so "Empowerment" can refer to using those strategies to promote the use of Renewable Energy.

  • But most of all, NMSEA is about education.  Knowledge, properly understood & applied, inevitably leads to progress in the quest to make the world a better place.

Knowledge is Power!


So for NMSEA, a guiding definition of "Empowerment" is:


We strive to teach people skills and knowledge

that will motivate them to take steps to improve their own lives –

to be empowered.


(Helpful Hint:  gaining "empowering" knowledge comes with a price - it's called WORK!)


Here are some of the ways that NMSEA seeks to "Empower" New Mexicans:

  • Regular updates about RE-related news & events via our email "blast" & this website.

  • Articles about RE-related subjects, meetings, hearings and proposals in our bi-monthly newsletter, the SunPaper.

  • NMSEA's online "Solar & Sustainable Business Directory".

  • Informative presentations at our local NMSEA Chapter meetings.

  • The opportunity to interact with some of NM's "Solar Pioneers" & experts.

  • Educational outreach via our "SunChaser" school presentation program.

  • Participation in community events all around New Mexico.

  • Solar Fiesta, the largest RE-related expo & educational event in New Mexico, and one of the largest such events in the western US.

  • An extensive and unique on-line collection of RE-related educational content aimed at students, teachers, homeowners, business owners & folks like you.