Member Update May 2014

May 2014

En español

Dear Members,

Jammin’ for Justice is just two weeks away!

Artwork by ACE member Mallerrie

Come on down to Hibernian Hall on Thursday, May 29, and catch up with old friends, make new friends and help us celebrate a year of environmental justice victories.

Don’t miss out on great food and drinks, a fantastic silent auction, dancing and more.

Jammin’ for Justice
Thursday, May 29, 2014
6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Hibernian Hall
184 Dudley Street
Roxbury, MA 02119

See our Jammin’ page for silent auction items and more details. For more information, email John or call (617) 442-3343 x231.

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Queridos miembros,

¡Jammin’ for Justice en solo dos semanas!

Acompáñenos en Hibernian Hall el jueves 29 de mayo, póngase al día con viejos amigos, conozca nuevos amigos y ayúdenos a celebrar un año de victorias de justicia ambiental.

No se pierda buena comida y bebidas, una fabulosa subasta silente, bailes y más.

Jammin’ for Justice
jueves 29 de mayo de 2014
6:00 a 9:00 p.m.

Hibernian Hall
184 Dudley Street
Roxbury, MA 02119

Vea en nuestra página de Jammin’ los artículos de la subasta silente y para más detalles. Para más información, envíe correo electrónico a John o llame al (617) 442-3343 x231.


In this issue:

New community gardens built this spring

Building raised beds at our Magnolia Street garden

En español

In the past five weeks, REEP youth, members, volunteers and neighbors have built 41 raised beds, and installed rain barrels at three of our gardens, along with compost collection. Today, more than 110 families have a Grow or Die garden, and with your help, we’ll continue increasing access to healthy, affordable food in Roxbury and Dorchester. Read more...

Residents win faster cleanup of toxic waste site

Map of the Parker Street Waste Site

En español

In February, New Bedford residents battling a hazardous dump site won a big victory when the city withdrew its application to delay a cleanup by two years. The city agreed to speed up the process due to the work of Citizens Leading Environmental Action Network (CLEAN), with support from our Environmental Justice Legal Services program (EJLS) and Licensed Site Professional Ian Phillips of Haley & Aldrich, a volunteer with our Massachusetts Environmental Justice Assistance Network (MEJAN). Read more...

Waste ban victory shows results!

It's not waste until it's wasted!

En español

This spring, we’re pleased to report an improvement in state waste management, following last year’s victory when our work with Clean Water Action and Massachusetts residents pushed the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to step up enforcement of waste bans. These laws are designed to reduce our waste stream by preventing recyclable materials from being buried in landfills or burned in incinerators. Read more...

Climate justice workshops in June!

Discussing climate justice at last year's EJ Agenda Retreat

En español

Remember Hurricane Sandy? Climate change causes the weather to become less predictable, leading to more extreme storms in the northeast, while worsening droughts elsewhere. In addition to the weather, it affects everything from health to food, which tend to hit communities of color and low-income communities the hardest. Read more...

Wake Up The Earth 2014

Members and leaders at Wake Up The Earth

En español

ACE members and leaders enjoyed Wake Up the Earth earlier this month, an annual festival celebrating community power and the environment. We were excited to see the support between our partners and have conversations with folks about stopping gentrification, food justice and transportation. Thank you to everyone who took a selfie in support of a Youth Pass and shared your stories with us! Read more...


ACE builds the power of communities of color and lower-income communities in Massachusetts to eradicate environmental racism and classism, create healthy, sustainable communities, and achieve environmental justice.