ERIC Number: ED238669
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Women: Tapping a New Resource for Energy.
Consumer Action Now, New York, NY.
In 1973 the Arab oil embargo triggered what has come to be known as the "energy crisis." In 1974, Consumer Action Now (CAN) decided to devote its full efforts to the grave issues of energy and to look for options that would preserve our choices as a new energy era is entered. Any transition to a more energy-efficient society depends on a massive effort to educate and mobilize all American people, in particular women. It is believed that, given the educational tools, women will lead the movement for the wise use of vanishing resources and for the development of clean, renewable energy sources. For this reason, CAN has undertaken an Energy Project for Women. This document discusses the rationale for and development of the project. Topics discussed include: role of women in a new energy era, women in science, CAN's Energy Project for Women, women and solar employment, Energy Project takes shape, community projects, a conservation and solar path, and giving women the tools. These "tools" are do-it-yourself guides on how to save money and energy. Lists of CAN's publications and educational/technical training programs in solar energy are provided in appendices. (JN)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Energy, Washington, DC. Office of Consumer Affairs.
Authoring Institution: Consumer Action Now, New York, NY.