Ashley Thompson is the resident services coordinator at New Orleans–based St. Bernard Project (SBP), a nonprofit addressing the need to reduce suffering and increase resilience in U.S. communities by shrinking the time between disaster and recovery. Ashley’s role is to support residents in their everyday needs while helping to reach drawdown through efforts that power a Just Transition to a clean energy economy. St. Peter Apartments is the first net-zero affordable housing building in Louisiana, located in the heart of mid-city along the route of the famous Mardi Gras Zulu Parade. There, Ashley teaches tenants how net-zero affordable housing is a benefit for cost savings on their monthly electricity bills while also benefiting the greater good of energy conservation, which is necessary for drawing down emissions that contribute to climate change.
New Orleans: Episode #
— Tuesday, June 13, 2023