BERDO: Join the community conversation about emissions from buildings

flyer for BERDO community conversation

Join ACE to learn about Boston’s Building Emissions Reduction and Disclosure Ordinance (BERDO) — learn what BERDO is, how it works, and the changes that may occur as a result. Share your priorities and concerns so the City can understand how BERDO might impact you and your family. Your input is essential!

You will receive a gift card for participating and food will be provided.

Time: September 27, 2023 from 5pm-7pm

Location: 122 Dewitt Dr, Boston, MA 02120

Contact for more information:
Emmanuell De Barros, ACE’s Director of Development and Community Engagement (emmanuell@
Hakim Sutherland, ACE’s Director of Youth Advocacy (hakim@

Today is the 2023 REEP Youth Summit!

Dear ACE community,

Today’s the 26th Annual REEP Youth Summit! 250+ young folks from our communities are getting together right now in Dorchester to build community, discuss injustice — and focus on this year’s theme, which is mental health support.

The youth summit is one of our biggest events all year, and we’re aiming to raise $4,000 from our community to help. Click here to donate.

I’m so proud of the youth, our staff, and everyone else who makes REEP a success. REEP’s goal is to empower these young folks so they can shape their environment instead of people shaping it for them.

Your donations can help us pay for logistics, workshops, equipment, and more. If you’re able to, please donate to make this REEP Youth Summit a success.


Dwaign Tyndal
Executive Director,
Alternatives for Community & Environment


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