Many in the political sphere argue that global warming is the most pressing threat of our time and for the future, predicting that our children will be battling a two-front challenge both environmental and economic in the years to come.
As part of a routine student government debate happening on the campus of Temple University, a spotlight turned toward an infrequently discussed demographic of LIHEAP: college students. Many students have increasingly been relying on the program in recent years as they struggle to finish their degrees. Trends like low-paying part-time jobs and low-income housing as backdrops to the struggling college student journey is nothing new, but the trend of university and college students applying for LIHEAP is on the uptick in recent years.
July was reported to be Earth’s hottest month on record! Hotter temperatures translates to higher electric bills; the first thing people do in life-threatening weather like this is reach for the thermostat to turn it down.
As higher electric bills continue to eat up more of economically distressed communities’ monthly budgets, experts have begun looking beyond the bill itself to underlying issues—the energy burden facing families across the country.