Amplifying climate stories from across the region
The Midwest Climate Collaborative is officially tracking climate commitments! Across the Midwest, various cities, institutes of higher education, and cultural organizations have begun putting together climate action plans to decrease their own impact. What does the spreadsheet track? The spreadsheet tracks climate commitments on a broad scale (ex: emissions reduction goals), but also dives into […]
By Kyle Jacobs, class of ’24 Washington University The transportation sector accounts for nearly 30% of emissions in the United States making it the largest GHG emitting sector in the United States. In light of this the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has published two scorecards: one in 2021 and one just […]
As evidence surrounding heat pumps becomes increasingly more corroborative, why are American households still hesitant to make the switch? In a recent RMI analysis, the transition to air-source heat pumps in residential buildings has resulted in a significant and immediate decrease in carbon pollution, in some states up to 93% over a 15-year lifetime.
Many people are motivated by a desire to work towards solving the largest issue facing our generation: climate change. Job functions of climate-related careers vary widely. People from every background are needed—engineers, advocates, coders. But even as the Inflation Reduction Act pours more money and job opportunities into the field, finding jobs from a core-motivation […]
By Matthew Boyd, class of ’24 Washington University In the United States, climate action taken up by the coasts often gets the bulk of the attention but there have also been important milestones taken up by other parts of the United States. In particular, the Midwest, a region that many people consider to embrace fossil […]