Eco-Music Monday: Marvin Gaye “Mercy, Mercy Me (the Ecology)”

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 … Continue reading Eco-Music Monday: Marvin Gaye “Mercy, Mercy Me (the Ecology)”

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.

ECO-MUSIC MONDAY: AFC YOUTH “GROW FOOD”

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.

Clean Power Plan survival being tested in court this week

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 … Continue reading Clean Power Plan survival being tested in court this week

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

Government buys 11million pounds of surplus cheese

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) will buy $20 million of cheese currently in surplus on the market. I’ll be honest, I had no idea such a market or surplus … Continue reading Government buys 11million pounds of surplus cheese