Get a high-tech sound system and support ACE!

April 10, 2008

Are you a music-lover who supports environmental justice? Know someone who is? Here’s your chance to get a great discount on a sound system with 100 percent of the proceeds going to ACE. We have received a donation of a new Sonos sound system, valued at $1550 and on sale for $1200 until April 18.

The Sonos system will connect your iPod/MP3 player into a wireless stereo system that can play different music in multiple rooms simultaneously. It can also stream music or radio from the internet.

According to their website, "Sonos liberates the digital music on your home network and the Internet, wirelessly streaming any song, to any ZonePlayer, in any room. You can access music stored on up to 16 PCs, Macs or Network Attached Storage devices, plus Internet radio, subscriptions to select music services, and even music from your favorite CD or MP3 player." Read more...

Radical Organizing Conference videos posted

April 9, 2008

If you missed the Radical Organizing Conference (ROC), here’s your chance to catch a few videos from the conference. The first is a clip of the keynote speech by Boston city councilor Chuck Turner on the meaning of “radical organizing” and how it differs from other forms of organizing. Also check out a longer video by Jason Pramas that interviews eight local progressive activists and artists attending the conference.

Not to be missed is a short video documentary by ACE member Lisa Edwards on the history of the Roxbury community called Stop robbing our 'hood. Enjoy! Read more...

Get your copy today!

April 8, 2008

Have you received your copy of Building power for environmental justice, ACE’s 2007 Annual Report? This easy-to-read booklet features campaigns and victories that our members have helped us accomplish, alongside photos of this work in action. Learn how many riders would participate in a MBTA boycott or how many Boston high school students personally witness violence. Read about how our youth are working to combat air pollution in our neighborhoods and how our legal efforts are helping to establish new urban farms.

If you would like a copy, email us your mailing address and we will send one to you right away. Read more...

Will the new green economy be segregated?

April 7, 2008

In the greening of the new economy, society is becoming more aware of sustainability and global warming issues. But how will this affect lower-income communities of color? As Jeanne Guana, co-director of the Southwest Organizing Project puts it, "The environment, for us, is defined as where we live, work and play." Will our neighborhoods receive the benefits of this new economy or be excluded from it?

Environmental justice places the green movement into a social justice framework. We are advocating for green jobs that will employ people in our communities, and for new industries that do not dump on working class neighborhoods. Read more...

Boston Steps Consortium

Boston Steps is part of national Effort to reduce the burden of: Diabetes, Overweight and obesity, Asthma, and Tobacco Through
increasing Physical Activity Nutrition/healthy eating and Reducing Tobacco use/exposure. The Boston Steps target area is where the burden of the above conditions is the highest Roxbury, Dorchester, and JP among others.

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