ERG’s EcoBlock Project Selected by Scientific American as a World Changing Idea for 2017

The Oakland EcoBlock Project is an urban sustainability experiment that focuses on reducing the footprint of a typical neighborhood block. As a mini-grid system for shared energy and water in a low-income community, it has the potential to encourage more efficient resource usage and shared clean transportation, and to promote far broader social and racial inclusion. The project has been identified by Scientific American in their “Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2017,” solutions that are turning innovative visions for social, environmental, and economic change into reality.

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