A drop in temperature and an increase in precipitation like rain, sleet or snow can make winter costly at home. Between turning up your heat and spending money on ice melt, the last cost any homeowner wants to account for is burst pipes and the damage they can cause. It doesn’t take much of a crack to cause thousands in repairs. A one-eighth inch crack in a pipe can spew … [Read more...]
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In cold weather states, weatherization can reduce heating costs by an average of 30 percent. –U.S. Department of Energy Low-income families, on average, spend 16% of their annual income on energy costs compared to 3.3% for other households. Reducing energy costs means these families have more money to spend on food, medicine, and other essentials. –National Association for … [Read more...]
Isra Hirsi On a beautiful, sunny, unusually hot fall day, hundreds of Minnesota high school and college students gathered Friday, Sept. 20 for a climate strike. The Minnesota Strikes Back event started off with a rally at Western Sculpture Park in Saint Paul. The group then marched to the steps of the State Capitol. The event was organized and hosted by various … [Read more...]
James Trice In 2003, James Trice found himself out of a job. After Trice worked for years at Children’s Home Society and Family Services (Now Children’s Home Society & Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota), the organization eliminated Trice’s position as well as a program he had innovated that showed clients how to engage directly with city and state government to get … [Read more...]
Protesters march over contaminated water crisis in Flint, Michigan. News Analysis As environmental justice battles rage around the country, thousands of African American children and adults are being left out of the conversation. Access to clean drinking water, lead paint abatement programs, and affordable energy bills are vital to the health and financial well-being of … [Read more...]