Dr. Reames and 20 Others Selected for Michigan’s First Environmental Justice Advisory Council

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 … Continue reading Dr. Reames and 20 Others Selected for Michigan’s First Environmental Justice Advisory Council

New ‘Solar with Justice’ report offers lessons to guide implementation of solar in under-resourced communities

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 … Continue reading New ‘Solar with Justice’ report offers lessons to guide implementation of solar in under-resourced communities

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