The roots of many rural and underserved communities are in agriculture. A strong agricultural industry is vital for the success of many rural economies by creating jobs, income and stability. Sustainable agriculture practices protect environmental and natural resources while fostering economic activity for communities.
As the renewable energy industry grows, rural areas continue to be the place where these technologies thrive. Rural and underserved communities can reap the economic and environmental benefits of solar, wind, and energy efficiency projects all while supporting reliable power supplies and resource diversification for communities across the nation.
For many rural and underserved communities, clean water is not guaranteed. As the economic gap separating communities continues to grow - the very industries that provide underserved communities their economic backbone are often those that are directly impacted by poor water quality and supply shortages.