September Newsletter: J40 Leadership Save the Date, Training Videos, and more!
Happy September, MWBDC! It’s the season of back to school, cooler weather (finally!), and apple pie with hot coffee. After summer vacations and hot nights, September always feels like the month that brings busyness back into my life – and this year is no different! We have a lot going on with the Midwest Building Decarbonization Coalition, from …
August Newsletter: Home Energy Rebate Program, MWBDC Funding Deadline Extension, and more!
It’s August, MWBDC! We can’t believe how quickly this summer has flown by. In case you haven’t heard, two big pieces of news dropped this past month – After much anticipation, the DOE released guidance and application instructions for states, territories, and tribes to apply for the IRA's Home Energy Rebates program. There are over 8 billion (yes, with …
July Newsletter: Funding Cycle Now Open!
Happy July, Midwest BDC! We are excited to announce that the applications for 2023 – 2024 MWBDC funding are now open! To align the Coalition’s work with Justice40 and the Climate Funder’s Justice Pledge, MWBDC has committed 40 percent of its annual budget to re-granting work, either through Participation Stipends for our Coalition Members or through …
June Newsletter: Funding Opportunities are Heating Up This Summer! 💰🔥
Happy June, Midwest BDC! Money, money, money! This summer there are tons of funding opportunities open that we want to encourage our coalition members to apply to if you can. Below is an overview of some of the granting programs we know are currently accepting applications. Know of others? Email them to the listserv so that …
May Newsletter: New Meeting Dates, Member Spotlight, Resources, Advocacy, and more!
Happy May, Midwest BDC! We’re welcoming in May (and hopefully warmer weather soon!) with open arms. Mother’s Day is coming up on May 14th and is a time to celebrate and honor the mothers and mother figures in our lives. It is also an opportunity to reflect on our relationship with Mother Earth, who has given us everything we …
April Newsletter: Earth Day, Funding Webinars, News, and More!
Happy April, Midwest BDC! Spring is finally here, and along with it comes Earth Day on April 22nd. This is a time of year when lots of people and organizations focus on what they can do to help our planet, work towards lessening the impacts of climate change, and spend …
March Newsletter: Blog Posts, New Coalition Resources, and more!
Greetings Midwest BDC! March is finally here – and hopefully, we will all be seeing signs of Spring soon. Even though springtime weather is typically full of warmer days, sunshine, and occasional thunderstorms, our weather patterns continue to change and include more severe events due to climate change. Just this past week, we saw a storm sweep across the …
February Newsletter: Announcing our Board of Directors, Black History Month, New Trainings, and more!
Greetings Midwest BDC! We have had a busy start to 2023 here in the Coalition! In January, we hosted our Annual Meeting, where we spent a day together discussing the norms and priorities we want to carry into 2023, as well as voting on our Inaugural Board of Directors. As always, it was a productive …
December Newsletter – Updated Dates, Webinars, Announcements, and more!
❄️ Greetings Midwest BDC! Welcome to December, when we are welcoming in the Holiday season and colder winter weather. We hope that you all are able to spend this time celebrating the wins of 2022, relaxing with family and friends, and recharging. Our mission to ensure affordable, healthy, and environmentally sound heating for our …
November Newsletter – Membership Forms, Board Nominations, News, and More!
Greetings Midwest BDC! Welcome to November – where this week we are celebrating the successes of the 2022 MWBDC Equity Summit! On November 2 – 4, over 150 folks tuned in to participate in workshops, panel discussions, data dives, and roundtables – at no cost to them. It was a powerful three days, full …
October Newsletter – Event Announcements, Resources, and more!
Greetings Midwest BDC! October is finally upon us, and as we welcome in changing leaves, cooler temperatures, and all of the wonderful aspects of autumn, it’s important to acknowledge the stresses the cold months bring with them. For many of our community members, this winter will be marked by rising energy bills …
September Newsletter – Federal Funding Opportunities, Trainings, and more!
Greetings Midwest BDC! Monday, September 5, marked Labor Day in the United States. As we celebrate workers and the labor movement, it is important to look into the future and continue advocating for a more just system for all. What would it look like to reimagine our labor as well as our energy …
July Newsletter: Funding Applications Open, Trainings, and more!
Greetings Midwest BDC! Thoughts and prayers will never be enough. But we offer them, along with our commitment to fostering communities where everyone can survive and thrive, to our neighbors in Highland Park, Illinois, after more senseless gun violence this weekend. We also believe that it’s clearer now than ever …
June Newsletter: Trainings, Coalition Job Opening, Calendar Invites
Greetings Midwest BDC! It’s time for Juneteenth and Pride. Study up on Black history and celebrate Juneteenth with the National Museum of African American History & Culture’s public programs. It’s also a great time to remember that buildings are for bodies, and we should design them for every body, whether …
May Newsletter: Equity Definitions, May Training, AAPI Heritage
Greetings Midwest BDC! Happy Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! First established to recognize the arrival and contributions of Japanese immigrants and Chinese railroad workers, the celebration has expanded to include 24 million people under a huge umbrella that includes cultures, languages, and locations from the entire Asian continent …
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