Time for a Just Transition

What exactly are southern Illinois legislators waiting for? Ameren is switching to renewable energy and planning to close down coal plants, Vistra Energy has announced closure of all its Illinois coal plants, and the Southern Illinois Power Cooperative laid off 21...

Press Release for local Coal2Sol fundraiser

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESeptember 23, 2020Contacts: Aur Beck, AES Solar, 618 893 1717, tech@aessolar.com; Amy McMorrow Hunter, The Climate Economy Education Inc, 618 713 2896, amy@theclimateeconomy.comLocal fundraiser looks to stir up community support for free solar...

Farmers Markets In Our Schools

Read this on “Green Our Planet:”This year, schools are on track to run more than 200 farmers markets at their schools, most of them run by 5th graders. Many of these schools are in low income neighborhoods where there’s no fresh food for miles. So now we...

What are we doing about housing?

There’s a housing eviction crisis looming on the horizon. What is happening in our communities? We already know that low-income housing in Illinois is in a state of disrepair, and has been for a long time, even as upscale neighborhoods fight against decent living...

Helping Communities Welcome Migrants and Refugees

An article out today is a perfect example of what will most likely NOT be helpful to improve the situation of climate refugees and immigrants already living and working in our communities.  Does anyone know of programs out there that communities or individuals...