“A lot of the environmental justice challenges we have are closely related to our energy production and energy consumption,” said Tony Reames, director of the University of Michigan’s Urban Energy Justice Lab. — Read on energynews.us/2020/02/10/midwest/michigan-environmental-justice-council-to-take-on-energy-access-and-pollution/
In December, Billie Eilish, the 18-year-old singer-songwriter redefining pop stardom, told the LA Times she has climate anxiety. It’s taken the form of bad dreams, spooky lyrics, and high fashion. Eilish even wore a characteristically oversized “No Music on a Dead Planet” tee to the 2019 American Music Awards. “We’re about to die if we don’t change,” … Continue reading Grammy Album of the Year Winner Wrote a Song about Climate Change
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 23, 2020 Twenty-one Michiganders Selected for the State’s First Environmental Justice Advisory Council LANSING, Mich. – Twenty-one Michiganders have been selected to the state’s first Michigan Advisory Council for Environmental Justice (MAC EJ) under the direction of Governor Gretchen Whitmer, the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) announced today. “Since taking … Continue reading Dr. Reames and 20 Others Selected for Michigan’s First Environmental Justice Advisory Council
In the new “Solar with Justice” report, under-resourced communities confront inequalities in solar development. The research puts a spotlight on how solar projects can be deployed in communities to bring economic benefits to families with low and moderate incomes through government, philanthropic and frontline organizational action. The report takes an evaluative look at policies and … Continue reading New ‘Solar with Justice’ report offers lessons to guide implementation of solar in under-resourced communities
Dr. Reames is featured in a new video from The Verge exploring "The science and controversy behind your lightbulbs." The tech that powers your lightbulbs has made huge leaps forward in the past few years, and is making a big difference in home energy use. But shifting political winds are now threatening the lightbulb revolution … Continue reading The science and controversy behind your lightbulbs
The Green Scholar is always looking for green activities. Upon visiting and touring the Bacardi Rum Factory in Puerto Rico, I learned that 80% of the operations energy is produced on site, from a combination of wind energy and methane from yeast. Since 2006, when the Company began tracking its global impacts on the environment, … Continue reading The making of a great rum begins with clean energy and efficiency
Here's a big THANK YOU to everyone who supported my birthday month efforts to raise funds for the American Cancer Society's "Real Men Wear Pink" Campaign. Thanks to the following individuals, we raised $2,007!!! Janette Charles Arielle LanFranca Richard Jones Rebecca Hasson Virginia Reames Miranda Phillips Delores Murry Trevor Reames Rosemary O'Leary Eva Lamina Stephanie … Continue reading A Special Thank You, $2007 Raised to Fight Breast Cancer!