The goal of the E4E project is to collaborate with low-income communities of color to reduce the burden of high energy costs. To achieve this goal, we will introduce a community mapping tool called Streetwyze that helps everyday people share their voice about issues that are important to them in their community.
During the project, community members will use Streetwyze to share their experiences and perspectives on how to lower energy costs, as well as challenges and opportunities for improving access to energy reduction. Using Streetwyze, community leaders and residents can connect with local resources and programs to help manage energy costs while improving home safety and comfort.
Low-income communities of color spend a large percentage of their income on gas and electric bills. In addition, there is untapped potential for households in these communities to take advantage of the available programs and financial resources to help reduce home energy costs.
We hope to learn more about:
Participation can take two forms. Each is described below.
Knowledge, resources and community empowerment:
Email Jeannette LeZaks: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tessa Cruz: email@example.com
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