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A Note from our Executive Director:
The Rebirth of Climable & Our 5th Birthday!

 

Thank you for joining the Climable Community! Formerly the Environment, Economics and Society Institute, our work has evolved and our mission has become clearer. With the current lack of climate leadership at the federal level, there is a seemingly endless void that needs filling, and that's what we have set out to do. Our projects promote climate justice, energy democracy, and reduced GHG emissions.  Our team recognized this 5-year anniversary as a chance to rebrand as Climable.org, in hopes of remembering and reminding others that we are empowered to take steps, small and large, to make the change we know is necessary.

-Jean Ann Ramey


Launch Party & Benefit Concert

Do you like music? Do you like Earth? We are celebrating our new name, look, and work while toasting to the planet at our first ever benefit concert! Join us on Sunday, October 15th, when 4 bands (Milk Truck, Sean Callahan + Co., Dogs in a Pile, and Erie Blue) come together to play for a whopping 4 hours! The concert is Upstairs at the Middle East (Cambridge, MA) from 1 - 5 p.m and it's an ALL AGES show! While you're there, grab a drink and talk to a Climable team member about the work we do and how you can get involved. Grab a couple friends and hop on over!

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When The Lights Go Out: Microgrids to the Rescue!

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, earthquakes in Mexico. All this crazy, destructive weather highlights how climate change is a threat. To be able to bounce back when disaster hits, preparation is key. In that vein, Climable has started planning out microgrids. Microgrids are community-wide energy systems that kick on when the power goes out, kind of like a neighborhood-sized generator. But wait, there's more! Microgrids can reduce energy costs too because they can be leveraged even when electricity is operating as expected. Clean energy microgrids more environmentally friendly than conventional electricity because they harness renewable energy sources, like solar coupled with batteries. 

Climable has partnered with the Green Justice Coalition, the Climate Action Business Association, and Clean Energy Solutions on a project called Resilient Urban Neighborhoods (RUN-GJC) to build microgrids in local, low-income communities. RUN-GJC is currently conducting viability assessments with input from community participants.

Microgrids in a Nutshell
Behind The Switch Podcast

Behind The Switch (BTS) is a collaborative podcast between Climable.org and Synapse Energy Economics. In it we share important news about energy and climate through interviews with industry experts, while keeping it casual. 

"What Is Renewable Energy, And Why Don't We Have More Of It?" is BTS's new series, which investigates what defines renewable energy and what stands in its way. Episodes are released on a bi-weekly basis through October. Plan to catch the next series in November, when we analyze why we lose power and what goes into bringing it back online. You can find BTS on iTunes 
or Sound Cloud. Be sure to give it a listen!
Tune in!
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