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‚ÄčTake Energy Action

Take an energy selfie, attend a meeting, go on a tour, or explore another way to get plugged into your community's energy usage.

This Mission is your call to action! How can you get up close and personal with the energy in your community?
  • Attend a local meeting held by your city council or representatives
  • Calculate your energy usage and see how you stack up to others in your region
  • Complete an energy audit for your home, school or small business
  • Take an energy selfie with your power source or energy meter and tell us more about it
  • Go on a tour of your local power plant
  • Explore how your community is powered
     
Tell us what you did and what you discovered in this Mission.

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As the impacts of climate change become increasingly apparent over the coming years and decades, so will the importance of creating resilient cities with systems that are well integrated across utilities and commercial enterprises.
 
Many cities ac

As the impacts of climate change become increasingly apparent over the coming years and decades, so will the importance of creating resilient cities with systems that are well integrated across utilities and commercial enterprises. Many cities ac

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Rising electricity prices have a disproportionate impact on low-income families. Renewable energy has the ability to mitigate dependence on the variability of fossil fuel prices; however, many low-income families lack the finances to cover the up-fro

Rising electricity prices have a disproportionate impact on low-income families. Renewable energy has the ability to mitigate dependence on the variability of fossil fuel prices; however, many low-income families lack the finances to cover the up-fro

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Yesterday, we held our first OpenStorm for this challenge and we had some wonderful conversations. Here is a synthesized interview with a participant, Ashvi, who shared the (numerous) challenges she faces while using bike sharing programs for her dai

Yesterday, we held our first OpenStorm for this challenge and we had some wonderful conversations. Here is a synthesized interview with a participant, Ashvi, who shared the (numerous) challenges she faces while using bike sharing programs for her dai

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Dr. Akol, Uganda's Ministry of Health Director, is from a large village community in northwest Uganda. She needs help with community adoption of a solar lighting initiative. This includes providing lighting to all delivery room hospitals, focusing fi

Dr. Akol, Uganda's Ministry of Health Director, is from a large village community in northwest Uganda. She needs help with community adoption of a solar lighting initiative. This includes providing lighting to all delivery room hospitals, focusing fi

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Being plugged into this challenge, I couldn't help but wonder where we, at the IDEO San Francisco office, keep track of the energy that keeps our living wall watered, our ever-important coffee machine dripping, our pick-me-up-tunes floating through t

Being plugged into this challenge, I couldn't help but wonder where we, at the IDEO San Francisco office, keep track of the energy that keeps our living wall watered, our ever-important coffee machine dripping, our pick-me-up-tunes floating through t

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