What is Environmental Justice?
Follow Maya as she sees the pollution in her neighborhood and learns how her community is being “played” as pieces...
Environmental Justice communities pay a greater proportion of their income on home energy bills while bearing the brunt of harm from energy systems. Many energy programs are not relevant for or do not reach low-income communities or households that do not own their homes or do not live in single-family houses.
CEED’s home energy justice workshops use interactive activities for community members to learn how to read their electricity and heating bills, determine how energy is used in their homes, and practice using tools to reduce energy use. Participants can take home high efficiency LED lightbulbs and surge protectors to reduce electricity costs, and weatherization materials to block cold drafts and keep your home warm while lowering your bills.
You can use CEED’s engaging Home Energy Justice Toolkit in your own communities to understand your energy use and reduce your dependence on energy.