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2020 in Review

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2020 will surely be remembered for its challenges—from the pandemic, economic hardships, and the struggle for racial justice to horrendous wildfires and the undeniable realities of climate change. But it also marks the beginning of new conversations and new hope. In the spring of this year, the first Oakland EcoBlock found its perfect home, with […]

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Plenary Panel: Transforming California’s Underserved Communities into Technology-Advanced Clean Energy Communities

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EcoBlock Project Manager Therese Peffer recently participated on a panel in the 2020 EPIC Virtual Symposium: Plenary Panel: Transforming California’s Underserved Communities into Technology-Advanced Clean Energy CommunitiesIn 2016 the California Energy Commission held its first design-build competition to challenge multi-disciplinary teams to come up with replicable and scalable approaches for Advanced Energy Communities, particularly in […]

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Induction Stovetop Cooking Demo – Webinar Recording

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Check out this video recording of Chef Rachelle’s cooking demonstration on an induction stovetop, presented by Electrify Now: You can find the link to the recipe she demonstrated here. Check out these other upcoming virtual events on electrification: October 20 – Electrification in New Construction October 28 – Electrification and Equity November 18 – Heat Pump […]

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Learn about induction stoves!

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Join a webinar this Wednesday, September 23, 2020, from 12-1p PDT to watch a professional chef use an induction stove, which uses electricity instead of natural gas, resulting in improved indoor air quality and reduced carbon emissions. This webinar will feature Rachelle Boucher, professional chef and “appliance whisperer” who will demonstrate the joy of cooking […]

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Black Lives Matter

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The EcoBlock team supports Black Lives Matter and pledges to focus on greater racial equity and inclusivity. We recognize there can be no climate justice without racial justice. Black, brown, red and other communities of color suffer disproportionately higher rates of negative health impacts from air pollution and lack of resources. This is particularly true […]