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October 3, 2019

The Last Kilometer is privileged to have been a contributor to the report highlighting how the UN can meet new clean energy goals announced by the UN Secretary-General.

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), MONUSCO, could benefit from greater use of available renewable energy according to a new study released by the Stimson Center and Energy Peace Partners. Such a change in the DRC could help meet the UN’s newly-announced goal of getting 80 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030, offer lessons for other UN missions, and sa...

March 2, 2019

The Last Kilometer has partnered with Jaden Smith and Drew FitzGerald, CoFounders of JUST goods and makers of JUST Water to create 501CTHREE.org.  We are working with the First Trinity Missionary Baptist Church in Flint, Michigan to deploy a mobile water treatment system called “The Water Box” that treats lead and other contaminants in the city's drinking water.

First Trinity Missionary Baptist Church has been on the front line of the Flint water crisis since April 2014 when Flint’s water source was switched to water from the Flint River creating city wide lead contamination of the public...

August 7, 2018

The Last Kilometer was invited by The Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC) to train officers from Central and South American countries on how to understand the causes of and find solutions to resource conflicts. The training focused on the historical causes of resource conflicts, early detection, and provided tools for assessing the causes and finding solutions.

Key to understanding the causes of resource conflicts is the knowledge that environmental drivers alone rarely lead to conflict. People and cultures are resilient and adaptable to changes in resource...

May 21, 2018

The strongest storm to hit Puerto Rico in 89 years, Hurricane Maria's rain and wind brought catastrophic flooding to the island. The island’s already fragile infrastructure was devastated.

Without power, running water was cut off for much of the population. Communications to and from Puerto Rico were interrupted for days, as were the airports.  The result was the longest major power outage in U.S. history, and six months later many communities were still without power or running water.  Those with access to diesel generators faced fuel shortages and the price of diesel increased by twofold...

March 6, 2018

The Last Kilometer was invited by MITRE Corporation's Scientific and Technical Intelligence Committee to present at their March 2018 Science and Technology Expert Partnership on the Global Implications and National Security Impacts of Emerging Renewable Energy Technologies.

The purpose of this unclassified technical exchange was to discuss the growth in global renewable energy usage and the potential global implications (both foreign and domestic) and national security impacts of this growth.  Presentations from subject matter experts included talks on:

  • Global trends in renewable energy

  • ...

March 2, 2018

The International Collaborative brings tactical solar panels to the Massai in Tanzania

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Over the last few months, The International Collaborative has been in the field with the Massai in Tanzania and Kenya testing uses for tactical solar modules that were donated by The Last Kilometer and SBM Solar.

In later 2016 The Last Kilometer held a successful fundraiser to enable the provision of 150 portable solar power systems to the Maasai people in Tanzania, which will be used to meet the needs of the community, including staples such as water purification and nighttime lighting, as well as empower M...

November 30, 2017

The Last Kilometer has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with JUST Impact to develop clean energy and clean water projects in support of Just Impact's mission: Betting on the Future, Creating the Present.

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All around us, a movement is building – a community of innovators, entrepreneurs, adventurers, storytellers and more, are rising to reimagine our world for the better, to take on the global challenges we face from an incredibly diverse set of sectors, industries, and personal perspectives. A group that understands the past, but is pushing us into the future.

JUST was founde...

February 6, 2017

The Last Kilometer contributed to the planning, design, implementation and installation of NetZero technology demonstrations and training during the Shanti Prayas-3 multinational peacekeeper training exercise at the Nepalese Army's Birendra Peace Operations Training Center.

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The Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI) is a U.S. Government-funded security assistance program working to meet the growing global demand for specially trained personnel to conduct international peace operations by building the capabilities of U.S. partner countries to train and sustain peacekeepers; increasing the n...

November 14, 2016

NZA Organizes Clean Water Aid for Hurricane-Torn Haiti.

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In the wake of Hurricane Matthew's destruction in Haiti, Net-Zero Advisors (NZA), a group of concerned volunteers and advocates located throughout the United States, are making strides toward securing clean water and power for Les Anglais, Haiti.

Net-Zero Advisors (NZA) is a non-profit organization partnering with EarthSpark International (ESI) on the development of the Les Anglais, Haiti Microgrid - the first system of its kind. Located in one of the hardest-hit areas in Haiti, the microgrid is one of the only means of power in the regio...

November 7, 2016

The Last Kilometer Surpasses Goal for First Fundraiser.  

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Detroit nonprofit group The Last Kilometer, in partnership with the International Collaborative and the N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art, has reported a successful conclusion to their first fundraiser for the Maasai Stoves and Solar Project.

The Last Kilometer's fundraising efforts ended up surpassing their projected goals to enable the provision of 150 portable solar power systems to the Maasai people in Tanzania, which will be used to meet the needs of the community, including staples such as water purification and nighttime lighti...

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