In 2013, nearly 14 million US households had unpaid utility bills and 2.2 million households had their utilities disconnected. One strategic solution has been to address residential energy efficiency; however, the absence of readily available data on household energy use and efficiency presents and impediment to effectively targeting programs to those most in need. My … Continue reading Study finds spatial, racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in energy efficiency
My current research project relies on two of the most recognized rallying cries of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, "I Can't Breathe" and "Hands Up," to illustrate metropolitan air quality disparities and the disproportionate burden of poor air quality on communities of color and lower socioeconomic status. While numerous studies suggest that communities of color and lower socioeconomic status face … Continue reading ‘I Can’t Breathe:’ Race, Place, Class, and Disparities in Metropolitan Air Quality
News from City Hall City Communications Office City of Kansas City, Mo. http://www.kcmo.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 17, 2014 City Market gains solar panels What's greener than a local farmers market? One with green energy! The City of Kansas City, Mo., is partnering with Kansas City Power & Light and Mark One Electric to install … Continue reading What’s greener than a local farmers market? One with green energy!
Kansas City suburb, Overland Park, Kansas, will soon be home to a new Starbucks — but this one is different. It will be the first store in the area built entirely from reused shipping containers. The City of Overland Park initially rejected the plans, but after easing concerns of the planning staff and city council … Continue reading Starbucks “recycled” store coming to Kansas City Metro
I happened upon a neat festival this past weekend. KC's Uptown Greenfest was held on Saturday and Sunday, September 8th and 9th in the parking lot of Uptown Shoppes at 3600 Broadway. The festival hosted vendors from solar power to home energy audits to spiritual healers. I also met a nice young lady, Kate, who … Continue reading Uptown Kansas City GREENFEST 2012