Keep your cool without AC

By Meenal Raval

Thanks to the climate crisis, we’re guaranteed hotter and wetter weather in the years to come. We’re used to our humid summers in Philly—but hotter and more humid? How are we all going to cope with that? When we cool our indoor spaces with air conditioners, we’re basically pushing the heat and moisture outside, making the outdoors even more uncomfortable. Using AC also means we use more electricity, meaning more greenhouse gases from the power plant.

So, how do we keep our cool? It’s time to think outside the (AC) box. 

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This July, Declare Independence from the Pump!

By Meenal Raval

Fossil fuels are everywhere in our daily lives. So much so that we hardly notice them. Doing the laundry? Your dryer is likely burning gas. Taking a shower? Your basement water heater is likely burning gas, too. A quick quesadilla before heading out? Umm…likely your stove is a gas stove. And that disposable water bottle you just tossed into your bag for the day? It’s made of plastic, which is made from oil. 

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We've Reached Our Goal!

by Alex Mulcahy

I'm pleased to announce that Grid reached its goal of 500 subscribers by June 30. Woo-hoo! On behalf of everyone who works on Grid, I'd like to express our sincere and complete gratitude for the support. So many people coming out of the woodwork in our hour of need. I'm speechless.

This is a great start, but Grid is by no means out of the woods. Like everyone else in the media world, we are tasked with continuing to evolve editorially while simultaneously securing new revenue streams. 

I'm cautiously optimistic that we can, with a lot of hard work, pull it off. But I can tell you for sure that we wouldn't be trying right now if we didn't see the support from the community. If you like what we do and haven't subscribed yet, it isn't too late. We will continue to lean on you for support and guidance while we figure out the best ways to serve the community.