In 2014, United Nations officials sharply criticized Detroit’s practice of shutting off water for residents who couldn’t pay their bills. This year, more than 18,000 residents have been at risk of losing their access.
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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 with environmental protection, secondly to keep in the forefront of our minds the continued work that needs to take place, and thirdly to serve as a … Continue reading Eco-Music Monday: Marvin Gaye “Mercy, Mercy Me (the Ecology)”
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 of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine),” followed up by Nelly’s “Hot In Herre,” and features tracks by OutKast, Wyclef Jean, … Continue reading Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda made a Spotify playlist about climate change
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.
While disparities in healthy food access persist in many urban areas, this group of young North Minneapolis food justice advocates are taking their message of urban gardening and healthy eating viral with this catchy rap song "Grow Food." Enjoy.
Here are some energy saving tips which can help lower the unwelcome tradition of higher energy bills following Thanksgiving celebration. (By Eric Escudero at U.S. Department of Energy's Golden Field Office) 1.Turkey tips Don’t buy a turkey bigger than you need for your group. A smaller turkey takes less time to cook and saves energy. It’s … Continue reading Tips to Prevent a Thanksgiving Energy Bill Spike
Our friend Meg Holden submits "Good to be Alive Today" by Michael Franti and Spearhead for Eco-Music Monday - a low key and patient but relentlessly optimistic song...
I saw the Veil Intelligent toilet at Greenbuild2016, and wanted to know more. This toilet, which can save households as much as 6,000 gallons of water a year, has one special feature many might like, or find ridiculous- it massages your bum (if you don't believe me, check out the touchscreen LCD remote control in … Continue reading Eco-toilet saves water and massages your bum