Dominican Republic Outreach Coordinator
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jon Katz combines broad expertise in technology with a passion for social and environmental justice. Since 1996 he has split his time between the US (currently Berkeley) and the mountain village of El Limon, Dominican Republic, where he is accepted as a full member of the tight-knit community. He co-founded the Rural Alternative Center of El Limon (CAREL), and his work with village built and operated micro-hydroelectric mini-grids has resulted in 45 systems that serve over 15,000 Dominicans. Inspired by the 2015 Soil Not Oil conference, he is currently starting a participatory project to sequester atmospheric CO2 through regenerative organic agriculture.