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April 30, 2024 Sustainability Lab @ T-REX

Sustainability Lab @ T-REX
Energy Burden

Tuesday, April 30, 2024
3:45pm-5:00pm Presentation & Discussion (join in person or on Zoom)
5:00pm-6:00pm Networking (in person only)
5:30pm Optional Post-Lab Presentation on Reimagining the Urban Block (in person)

Join in Person:
T-REX (911 Washington Ave. in downtown St. Louis)
Sharptooth Boardroom (5th Floor)
Plan your trip using public transit here.

Register and Join on Zoom:

The term “energy burden” refers to the percentage of a household's income that goes to utility bills, which can skyrocket in drafty, inefficient buildings. Nationally, African American and Latino communities often have energy burdens three times that of average household. St. Louis looks no different, as it consistently ranks in the top ten cities with the highest energy burden for African-American households. Renew Missouri, in partnership with Consumers Council of Missouri, is working on a project that studies disparities in energy burdens and identifies solutions for lowering energy costs for families across the Greater St. Louis area. Join us at the April Sustainability Lab to learn about Renew Missouri's work to analyze energy burden disparities, engage impacted communities, and collaboratively develop solutions.

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This month's Lab will be followed by a presentation about Reimagining the Urban Block to Create Net Positive Living, by Urban Ecoblock. Networking with drinks and snacks will start at 5:00pm in the Enterprise Event Space on the 5th floor of T-REX. Urban Ecoblock's presentation will begin at 5:30pm. 

EWG is committed to ensuring that all meetings are both ADA and LEP accessible. To request a reasonable accommodation for this meeting please contact EWG's Title VI Coordinator at least 48 business hours prior to the meeting at (314) 421-4220 or (618) 274-2750 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.