Jackson Koeppel is Soulardarity's Executive Director. He grew up in Manhattan, went to college in Oberlin, OH, woke up in West Virginia. He has been working on environmental justice issues since experiencing the impacts of mountaintop removal coal mining in West Virginia and hydraulic fracturing for natural gas in Ohio. In addition to his work with Soulardarity, he is a Wayne State student, member of Resource Generation, and avid collector of Hawaiian shirts. Soulardarity is building a brighter future in Highland Park with education, organizing, and people-powered clean energy. They are working to install solar-powered streetlights, save money on energy bills, and collaborate with neighboring communities to build a just and equitable energy system for all. Formed in response to the repossession of public streetlights in Highland Park, Soulardarity is re-lighting the city, one community-owned solarpowered streetlight at a time.
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