Could the Health Benefits of Renewable Energy Cover Your Electric Bill?

Date: 12 Nov 2019 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Coal and gas-fired power stations release toxins into the air, increasing rates of asthma, respiratory diseases, and heart attacks. In this post, ILSR estimates the portion of electricity prices covered by the public health benefits of renewable energy alternatives. … Read More

A New Deal for Electric Co-ops: How Members Can Exercise Ownership to Strengthen Democracy — Episode 89 of Local Energy Rules Podcast

Date: 6 Nov 2019 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In this episode of Local Energy Rules, host John Farrell speaks with Liz Veazey, Network Director of We Own It, and Chris Woolery, Residential Energy Coordinator at the MACED. The three discuss a new Rural Electric Co-op Toolkit.… Read More

National Community Solar Programs Tracker

Date: 31 Oct 2019 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Sixteen states have policies allowing some form of community renewable energy development. This quarterly update shows the capacity built in states with active programs: Colorado, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and New York. It focuses on programs in investor-owned utility service territory.… Read More

Compost Climate Connections Webinar Series: 
Using Compost for Ecological Sanitation in Haiti to Mitigate & Adapt to Climate Change

Date: 30 Oct 2019 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

View this webinar recording to learn about SOIL (Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods), which has been incubating climate-positive sanitation solutions in frontline communities across Haiti to mitigate the environmental impacts of poor waste management and offer a restorative alternative to traditional sanitation practices. … Read More

Community Composting and the Power of Youth (Feat. Red Hook Community Farm)

Date: 29 Oct 2019 | posted in: Composting | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

On this episode, Domingo Morales and Kenneth Young of Red Hook Community Farm talk about the power of being exposed to urban agriculture and composting at a young age and the importance of getting the community involved in your composting project.… Read More

Voices of 100%: Colorado Town’s Residents and Businesses Join Forces for Clean Energy — Episode 88 of Local Energy Rules Podcast

Date: 23 Oct 2019 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In this episode of our Voices of 100% series from Local Energy Rules, host John Farrell asks Lissa Ray (climate activist) and Monique DiGiorgio (Managing Director of Local First) about Durango, Colo.’s recent commitment to 100% clean, renewable electricity.… Read More

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