Louisiana Solar Fund was created in response to Hurricane Ida, in order to help communities of Louisiana rebuild with sustainable infrastructure, thereby allowing them to continue their work as land stewards.
The Cultural Research Institute of Acadiana (CRIA) is based in Arnaudville, Louisiana, and has relied upon the residents of South Louisiana to find heritage and heirloom seed sources, and promote sustainable living practices drawing from local culture as well as modern technology.
In the natural disaster prone region of South Louisiana, CRIA is creating a bank for seeds and traditional knowledge to be disseminated to the public through various means, ensuring the knowledge of Louisiana's elders is recorded and passed on to the future generations. The Goals of CRIA are 3 fold; First, to collect the seeds of endangered plant varieties once common in Louisiana households. Second, through interviews and research, to gather and store knowledge and information in the realms of sustainable living, local and indigenous agriculture, and remedies and recipes. Third, to disseminate the seeds and knowledge collected to ensure their survival and use by future generations.