What’s Going On:
Our flagship youth summer program: learn about our demonstrated successes in building youth leadership and developing a new generation of EJ organizers
The 5th Annual Community Environmental College was our best summer yet!!
The EJ League and ACE in Boston are teaming up this year to continue the work of the New England Environmental Justice Forum, bringing activists from across the region together to learn, collaborate, and achieve environmental justice across New England! Join us on Saturday, November 9th for a one-day EJ conference here in Providence at the Southside Cultural Center! Stay up-to-date about the event and other New England EJ Forum opportunities including our webinar series through our Facebook page, Wiki page, and see more details about the event here.
Join us for “Ecological Healing, Ecological Economics, Economic Justice: Creating Prosperity for the 99% in Rhode Island” – a one-day conference hosted by EJ League board member and all-around great guy and local activist Greg Gerritt. Event proceeds go to benefit the EJ League and Groundwork Providence – so tell your friends, family, and neighbors too! Register by emailing gerritt @ mindspring . com and donate here.
Check out this exciting fundraiser we did for Asthma Awareness Month on May 18, 2013 – stay tuned for next year’s annual Bus Pull! Check here for details
Building off our Healthy Corner Store Initiative, ECO Youth have launched a new campaign to change how youth think about healthy food. Get ready for SWAGG Snacks! Check out our new SWAGG Snacks Facebook page and see the winners of the video challenge here!
This year the Urban Pond Procession and the EJ League are teaming up to address stormwater impacts on Mashapaug Pond. Read more about our Urban Waters project here.
Get in touch with amelia . rose @ ejlri . org to get involved in this new effort!
Residents are taking action and getting results at the Gorham site! As of December 2012, Textron has finished remediation of Phase 1 of the “Park Parcel” behind Alvarez High School and are gearing up for Phases 2 and 3. Residents and Alvarez High School students and staff continue to meet with all responsible parties to ensure movement towards full cleanup. Read more here and stay tuned for updates.
Green D(RI)VE is a youth-led project to convert a bus run on vegetable oil. Our slogan is “Powered by Youth, Run on Vegetable Oil”. The bus has recently been transformed into a mobile museum in partnership with the Urban Pond Procession and Brown University. Check out more about Reservoir of Memories here.
Green D(RI)VE: Powered By Youth, Running on Veggie Oil
In 2012 the EJ League won our campaign to prevent schools from being built on contaminated land that poses a threat to indoor air quality and risks the health of students and staff — and in 2013 we successfully defended the law from the threat of a charter school industry group! Read more about the law here!
We are not currently running the Weatherization Open House program, but can do them on an ad-hoc basis. The weatherizations help insulate peoples homes, saving money and helping stop climate change through energy efficiency. If you are interested in having your home weatherized, contact julian @ ejlri . org to discuss this opportunity!
Thanks to everyone who participated in the CARE Alliance! Read our CARE Environmental Health Assessment that summarizes seven environmental health issues identified by the CARE Alliance, describes how they affect Providence residents, and recommends action steps we can take to address these problems. We’re continuing this work in a variety of ways so let us know if you’re interested in getting involved!
In the news:
April 10, 2009: Lee sobre la Liga en Providence en Español!
December 10, 2008: See the EJ League featured in the Providence Phoenix!