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
OBAMA POWER-PLANT EMISSIONS RULE FACES KEY TEST IN COURT (From WSJ article) The Obama administration’s power-plant emissions rule faces a courtroom showdown this week, and the outcome could have big repercussions for Washington’s ability to meet its promises under a landmark climate-change accord. The Environmental Protection Agency issued the regulations a little more than a year … Continue reading Clean Power Plan survival being tested in court this week
I was visiting my hometown, Bishopville, South Carolina, this summer and noticed a bus stop sign. I thought I must have been seeing things. See my hometown is only 2.4 square miles with a population just under 3500, so clearly there's no need for a bus system, right? Actually, there is a growing movement (and … Continue reading Rural public transportation needed and demand growing