Community-Scale Energy: Models, Strategy and Racial Equity View

Community-Scale Energy: Models, Strategy and Racial Equity

We are all facing the threats of climate change. From superstorms like Katrina and Sandy to wildfires across Colorado, we are losing homes, businesses and lives. In the face of these threats, how are communities, particularly frontline communities, innovating, adapting and mitigating the impacts of climate change? We created this scan of community-scale energy projects to document strategies and models that communities are using to fight climate change by reducing our reliance on dirty energy.

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CSI Launches Map Showcasing Local Innovation in Renewable Energy Across the U.S.

For Immediate Release Media Contact: Dennis Chin Phone: 212-248-2785 x1450; Email: CSI Launches Map... Read more > View all press Releases >


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Hope, Possibility and Opportunity in the Fight Against Climate Change

On this Earth Day, while much of the focus will be on the dire warnings issued by the IPCC, we are offering a map that shows there is hope, possibility and opportunity. This map pinpoints communities across America that are taking the fight against climate change into their own hands by developing community-scale renewable energy and energy conservation projects. Our map highlights over 100 projects that are rooted in communities, with particular attention to communities of color, who by 2042 will become the majority in our nation. With the threat of climate change becoming more real every day, communities are coming together now to be participants, decision-makers and owners in a new energy economy. We call this Energy Democracy.

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How the Legacy of Chavez Continues Today

Today, in celebration of Chavez and the many other community organizers who demanded a better system for farmworkers, we lift up those in our community who continue to push for a more just and racially equitable society alongside those most marginalized and left-behind by our unjust food system. At CSI, we work alongside these workers and organizers to expose the inequities in our food system and to identify policy strategies to transform this system, from farm to fork, so that everyone, including workers of color, can support themselves and their families and benefit from healthy, accessible food.

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How Policy Creates Racial Health Disparities

On Tuesday, March 11th, 2014, CSI’s Simran Noor delivered a presentation at the W.K Kellogg Foundation’s First Food Forum in San Antonio, Texas. This was the Foundation’s second meeting of advocates doing first food work. Attendees shared best practices, challenges, trends and opportunities, along with emerging research, focused on ensuring that more children benefit from breast milk as their first food experience. In her presentation, Simran examined the connections between policy, race and place and how these connections create health disparities across race.

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