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The MICAH Project: Race and the Environment - Session 1 of 3

April 11, 2021

Energy Insecurity and its Impact on Low Income Households in Atlanta Today with Mandy Mahoney

In our region of the country energy bills are high and even unaffordable for low-income households. The problem is a result of substandard housing which can largely be traced back to racist housing and banking policies. In addition to high energy bills, these same homes often have unhealthy indoor air quality and make the people living in them sick.

Mandy Mahoney is the president of the Southeast Energy Efficiency Alliance. Prior to joining SEEA, Mandy was the Director of Sustainability for the City of Atlanta under Mayors Reed and Franklin. She holds a BA in biology and environmental studies from Emory U., an MA in environmental management from Duke U., and an LLB from Emory. In the community Mandy serves on the boards of the Piedmont Park Conservancy, Emory’s Turner Environmental Law Clinic, the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, Southwest Wind Coalition, and the Mississippi Early Learning Alliance. She and her husband are proud parents of Paul.

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