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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.

In Memoriam: John Deacon, transit advocate

April 4, 2008

The struggle for public transportation has lost one of its greatest advocates. John Deacon passed away on Sunday, March 30 at his home in Medford, Massachusetts. As a member of the Washington Street Corridor Coalition and the Sierra Club, John fought for projects that would bring great benefit to communities of color and working class neighborhoods throughout the Boston region. Whether it was light rail along Washington Street, the Arborway Restoration or the North-South Rail Link, John always stood for transportation justice.

John always made his vast historical knowledge and experience available to any group in need. His contributions to our struggle over the past 20 years are so numerous there is not adequate space to do them justice. John will be sorely missed and the best way to honor his legacy is to continue the work to which he devoted his life. Read more...

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