Broken public lights in Upper Albany. Bizzie, 2021

In the fall of 2021, the Connecticut chapter of Sierra Club posed the Liberal Arts Action Lab a research question. They wanted to know more about Energy Burden in North Hartford’s Upper Albany area. Energy Burden is the percentage of household income spent on energy costs and is considered high when it accounts for 6% or more per annum. During the fall semester of 2021, our group interviewed energy efficiency experts, staff from organizations that work to decrease energy burden, and activists. We got the opportunity to take a tour through Upper Albany under the guidance of professional photographer, Bizzie. We did archival research in digital databases. We gathered a group of mixed photographers, amateur and professional, all Hartford residents, to take photos of what Energy Burden means to them and present them to us. We learned much about Energy Burden and how Hartford citizens conceptualize this through this project. As you read on, you will know more about how we conducted this research and the results that we found.

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