10 hi-rises powered by 100 percent solar energy Across the Nation, communities have demanded more affordable and renewable energy options. Renewable energy sustains natural resources and promotes new economic opportunities. The Saint Paul Public Housing Agency (PHA) is empowering its residents by supporting the PHA’s access to renewable energy. The Community Solar … [Read more...]
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If you search the #cleanpowerplan you’ll notice it’s dominated by White faces, voices and perspectives. The #cleanpowerplan should be innovative in its approach to combat environmental injustices. Yet conversations are held in spaces where marginalized communities aren’t present. We need to keep regulating bodies accountable throughout the implementation of the … [Read more...]
Replacing those old traditional incandescent decorative lights with high-efficient LED (light-emitting diode) bulbs is one of the best ways to conserve energy and save money during the holidays. When shopping for LED holiday lights, look for the ENERGY STAR label to ensure that the product meets strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental … [Read more...]
When temperatures drop, household use of fossil fuels rises in order to keep homes warm and comfortable. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, more than one million households nationwide already heat with biomass pellet stoves rather than burn more expensive and damaging fossil fuels like oil, and such stoves can even be retrofitted into existing fireplaces as an … [Read more...]
Talks focus on economic, public health impact on climate change in urban areas On Thursday, November 19, the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC) kicked off a national conversation about the economic and public health impacts of climate change in urban areas. These talks were held in Austin, Texas, Baltimore, Maryland and St. Louis, Missouri and highlighted that climate change is … [Read more...]