Four African American Environmentalists Fighting for Climate Justice

  In February 2022, the EPA announced plans to form an internal council to identify opportunities for more significant partnerships with HBCUs. This HBCU Council will “review the agency’s recruitment, resources, research, and community engagement efforts and provide recommendations to support the schools and their students.”  Two months later, the HBCU Climate Change Conference took …

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How Much Do You Know About Solar Energy? Take This Quiz to Find Out.

Solar is the most widely available and accessible way for the world to lower its dependence on fossil fuels.  With prices decreasing and available rebates, it’s becoming much more accessible to more consumers.  Not only does it help the planet, but it also substantially reduces costs for both homeowners and businesses.  The HBCU Clean Energy …

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Environmental equity

How New Infrastructure Bill Can Increase Environmental Equity

The recently passed legislation known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act could have far-reaching positive effects on lower-income families. The bill allocates an estimated 1.2 trillion dollars to improve roads, bridges, transportation, green energy, water management, internet access, and jobs. However, what does that mean for people living in neighborhoods and cities that have …

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How GRID Alternatives’ Energy is Increasing Environmental Justice

According to EPA.gov, “Environmental justice (EJ) is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income for the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.”  And while that’s an admirable goal being pursued, unfortunately, it is not the reality yet. One example is that …

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HBCU Green Fund

Helping HBCUs Make Campuses More Energy Efficient as reported in Prism Reports With the consequences of climate change growing more dire every year, the need to remove barriers to environmentally-sustainable lifestyles has become increasingly urgent, especially for Black people. As the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report details, sea levels will continue to rise …

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Greensboro Homeowners Share Their Own Solar Savings Stories

As discussed in our previous blog, The Clean Energy Initiative CEI recently participated in the Greensboro Solar Cares Conference in North Carolina.  Stakeholders were convened, such as community leaders, residents, and local and federal government representatives, to continue conversations on advancing environmental and economic equity through residential clean energy programs.  As Henry Golatt (Co-director of …

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Virtual Discussion Series on Investing Opportunities in the Clean Energy Sector

With Congress’s passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and continued progress on the Build Back Better Act, the United States will usher historic levels of funding and investment in clean energy and climate technologies. Governments at all levels – federal, state, and local – as well as partners from academia and the private sector will be …

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