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Understanding the Dream

On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous I Have a Dream speech in Washington D.C., exclaiming, “Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to end the long night of their captivity. But one hundred years later, the Negro still is not free.” Today, some fifty-six years later in 2020, one may ask, what does this have to do with me? The answer is this: It has everything to do with each one of us as some still lack freedoms in various ways today. What do I mean?

Three Psychology-Backed Messaging Hacks for Home Energy Assessors

Home energy assessments offer a rare opportunity for energy efficiency programs:face-to-face, individual attention from consumers who are motivated to make a change. This is one of the few times utilities are able to hear a homeowner’s specific concerns and offer unique, tailored energy efficiency upgrade options.

The Benefits of Energy Efficiency Education

Why should your utility care about providing energy efficiency education in local schools? Here are just a few of the reasons to explore these impactful programs.

Smart Home for the Holidays

In a day and age where almost anything can be managed from our smart phones, it’s no surprise that our homes are now among the list. Comfort and convenience are key, and that’s why smart home apps have become increasingly popular. They allow users to remotely manage an array of connected devices such as thermostats, smart speakers, smart light bulbs, video doorbells and more!

Work is Personal

There’s a topic that keeps coming up in my professional life, and it’s quite simply this: work is personal. What you do on the job is an expression of yourself, albeit through many filters of corporate speak and the lens of your occupation’s unique perspective. I’ve worked with many people over the years, especially younger ones, who seem to think they flip a switch and turn off work precisely at 5 PM. Their personal lives then restart on the way to their homes or the gym or wherever they choose to go.


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