Community-owned green enterprises in Boston

July 8, 2008

Last week, the third session of the Green Jobs Working Group was held downtown, bringing together a range of groups including ACE, the Boston Workers Alliance, ACORN, the Chinese Progressive Association and Greater Four Corners Action Coalition. This session focused on developing green jobs and businesses in the Boston area.

Working towards sustainable green businesses in Boston

Participants broke into small groups to explore possible business ideas, including biofuels, energy service, a Boston branch of Co-Op Power, solar installation and green landscaping. Each group will work towards creating comprehensive development plans and began developing future goals. For instance, the organic landscaping group plans on connecting with CDCs and conducting community outreach while the Co-Op Power group aims to have over 1,000 members signed on by the end of the year.

This meeting proved to be very promising for the development of green businesses and ACE is excited to support this initiative. The next working group session will be on July 21 at 9:30 a.m. at the Boston Foundation. If you would like to learn more, please contact Marina.