The recognition of April 22nd as “Earth Day” does not resonate with the vast majority of metro Detroiters. That’s because it seems like a day dedicated to suburban recycle bins and counterculture energy activists, neither of which reflect the everyday struggles of low-income families across the region.
Gita Subramony, ERS, for Zondits. April 25, 2016. Image credit: philriley427 A new study by Groundswell shows that the poorest American households pay the greatest share of income on electricity. According to City Lab’s summary of the study, the “bottom 20% of earners spend almost 10% of their income on electricity, more than seven times the […]
Community Reinvestment Act can boost energy-efficiency, funding for low-income schools The Hill, February 23, 2015 One in five Americans spends his or her days in our nation’s 140,000 K-12 schools. Those schools spend close to $8 billion a year on energy costs, the second-largest line item in a school budget after personnel costs. The Environmental Protection […]