Tony G. Reames is an assistant professor in the School for Environment & Sustainability (SEAS) at the University of Michigan and Director of the Urban Energy Justice Lab.

Eco-Music Monday: Marvin Gaye “Mercy, Mercy Me (the Ecology)”

It’s been a while since my last Eco-Music Monday post, but I felt a blast from the past was needed today. First to remind us of how far we’ve progressed … Continue reading Eco-Music Monday: Marvin Gaye “Mercy, Mercy Me (the Ecology)”

Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda made a Spotify playlist about climate change

Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda made a Spotify playlist about climate change announcing the 16-song compilation called “Climb It, Change Is Real” via Twitter: It kicks off with R.E.M.’s classic “It’s the End … Continue reading Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda made a Spotify playlist about climate change

Improving Federal Energy Assistance for Low-income Households

The challenge of alleviating energy poverty remains to be fully addressed. In a “key findings” brief for the Scholars Strategy Network, I suggest three ways restructuring of the processes and procedures of the the two primary low-income energy assistance programs (the Low Income Home Energy Assistance and Weatherization Assistance programs) could improve impact and effectiveness.

Man builds homes for the homeless from recycled plastic

I felt this was a worthwhile business venture to share. Concepts Plastics, founded by Oscar Andres Mendez Gerardino, is a Colombian enterprise that aims to replace informal settlements with decent housing … Continue reading Man builds homes for the homeless from recycled plastic

Government buys 11million pounds of surplus cheese

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) will buy $20 million of cheese currently in surplus on the market. I’ll be honest, I had no idea such a market or surplus … Continue reading Government buys 11million pounds of surplus cheese