Did you know, gender-just energy cooperatives has the power to move mountains?! For example, the population of Georgia, especially in rural areas, suffers from a lack of access to safe and sustainable energy. In particular in countries with cold winters, where heating is a necessity, “energy poverty” is a crucial dimension of overall poverty. Factors contributing to energy poverty are: a poorly maintained infrastructure, rising fuel costs, extreme weather conditions, and the increasing unpredictability of the climate. It is also often connected with deforestation and indoor air pollution. Decentralising energy supply, as done with our project on solar water heaters (picture), shifts the power from extractive industries to the rural communities! Our model maps the local needs and ensure gender equality throughout the planning and implementation. But most importantly, local communities are themselves in charge of their sustainable energy through cooperatives! How grand isn't that?!