How We Win The Battle: By Working Together

In the first post of the year, I pointed out that 2021 is the battle year. It’s the turning point, the crux, the pivot, where everything changes. That’s a tough battle. How do we win? By working together. Yep, that’s right: we fight and win by working together. Every...

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...

Getting Oil Out of Our System

We are addicted to oil. It is tangled up in our lives, in everything we do, everything we use, even what we eat. But we have to stop using oil. It’s totally do-able if we look hard at how it’s tangled up in our lives, and take steps to deliberately...

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...

Community Solar

There are some opportunities in Carbondale to learn about getting involved community solar, where you don’t have to invest in your own solar system:Visit Solarize Southern Illinois: http://solarizesouthernillinois.com/events/To learn about Illinois Solar...