"Navigating academic spaces dominated by systems of white supremacy and oppression- while difficult for Black faculty, students, and staff- is our norm."
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
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.
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.
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