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 …
Defining Equity as the Center of our Coalition
During the April Equity Working Group meeting, Coalition members voted to adopt two definitions prepared by the Training and Education subcommittee of the Equity team: Equity and Equitable Building Decarbonization. Equity: Holding ourselves and one another accountable to inclusion in a society in which all can participate, prosper, have value, …
April Newsletter: Earth Day, IPCC, Efficiency in Wisconsin
Greetings Midwest BDC! The latest IPCC report is out, warning that greenhouse gas emissions must peak by 2025. That may seem daunting, but we’re doing exactly what we need to: organizing across our region to eliminate the costly, unhealthy, climate polluting fossil fuels from the built environment. Earth Day, which …
March Newsletter: Member Spotlight, Funding Opportunities, Upcoming Events
Greetings Midwest BDC! Happy Women’s History Month. Like Black history, women’s history cannot be contained by a single page on the calendar or by a single identity. One way to keep learning about Black women in particular all year long is with Black History Flashcards from Urban Intellectuals. For a …
Job | Policy Associate or Senior Policy Associate, Gas Decarbonization, Fresh Energy
Policy Associate or Senior Policy Associate, Gas DecarbonizationDuration: Full-TimeSalary Range: $ 43,700 – $ 66,100 (see below for more information)Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota Job overview and requirements Fresh Energy is hiring a full-time policy associate or senior policy associate to join our Gas Decarbonization team. This position will actively support …
February Newsletter: Member Spotlights, Coalition Calendar, Training Opportunity
Greetings Midwest BDC! Happy Black History Month! Obviously, February is too short to contain such multitudes. All the same, it’s another chance to remember, question, and continue to make demands. To remember that The Environmental Justice Movement Is Rooted In Black History. To ask, How Long ‘til Black Future Month? …
Midwest BDC Equity Summit
Mark your calendars for Wednesday, November 10 through Friday, November 12 for a series of presentations, discussions, and strategy sessions with the Midwest Building Decarbonization Coalition. Check back for updates to the daily schedule, including speakers and workshops. Click here to register. View the Schedule. View the Panelists. We’re preparing …
Event | Equity & Building Decarbonization Trainings, June 10 & 24
Midwest BDC is kicking off our Coalition training calendar with two June trainings on Equity & Building Decarbonization. Click here to register! Jemez and Environmental Justice Principles 101. June 10 12:30pm EST / 11:30 CST. We talk a lot about Environmental Justice, but what does it mean? How do we …
Announcement | Midwest Environmental Justice Network Grant due June 15
The Midwest Environmental Justice Network (MWEJN) invites Midwest organizations to submit a Request for Information (RFI) by June 15 to be considered for a grant in the Fall of 2021. Fill out the RFI and learn more here. This funding of up to $20,000 will support: Grassroots organizing or education …
Event | Passive House for All Conference
The North American Passive House Network’s annual conference is June 10-11, in NYC and online. The theme Passive House For All is a call to action and a challenge. “The challenge is that we cannot rely on wishful thinking but must invest in the action we want to see.” NAPHN …
Event | The Intersection of Energy and Community, July 8, 15, 22, 29
The transition to an equitable, carbon-neutral economy will bring big changes to our communities. State and federal policies, utility programs, and the overall evolution from a world powered by oil and gas to a clean electricity-powered future, play out in our neighborhoods, workplaces, and homes. But it’s not just communities …
News | Looking towards a net-zero future, Burlington considers requiring all-electric buildings via VT Digger
Burlington is considering a policy that would set an ambitious energy requirement for new buildings in the city: Either go all-electric, or pay a hefty carbon price.
News | Peak Gas Is Coming to the U.S. Sooner Than Anyone Expected via Bloomberg Green
ne of the largest utilities in the U.S. put $8 billion into a bet that natural gas would dominate American electricity much like coal had before
News | Health and environmental experts are coming for your gas stove via New York Post
Health experts are advising to use electric stoves over glass flames.
News | Gas Stoves Are the Scariest Thing in the Kitchen via GIZMODO
As a Climate Person, I strongly believe we urgently need to electrify everything and ditch natural gas completely. The problem is, I love my gas stove.

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