What’s Going On:
This summer’s CEC was a huge success!
Check out this exciting fundraiser we are doing for Asthma Awareness Month. Sign up to create a team and compete to pull the Green DRIVE bus. Saturday May 18th (rain date) at the Skating Rink at Kennedy Plaza. Check here for details
The 2012 CEC was a huge success! Read more about how awesome it was here. CEC 2013 starts July 2nd. Stay tuned for the online application!
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 for our first Forum webinar on Wed,. May 1st from 4-5pm on Climate Change Adaptation. Check out the flyer here for more info.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved in this new effort!
ECO Youth is our after school program for high school students. This school year we’re starting up again on October 1, 2012, meeting on Mondays and Wednesdays at 3:30 pm at the HUB. Check us out HERE!
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
The EJ League won our campaign this year to prevent schools from being built on contaminated land that would pose a threat to indoor air quality and risk the health of students and staff. The bill also creates a public process whenever a city or town is considering building a school on any other type of contaminated site. Read more about this exciting victory here!
We are currently running the Weatherization Open House program, with one weatherization each month. The weatherizations help insulate peoples homes, saving them money and helping stop climate change through energy efficiency. If you are interested in having your home weatherized, contact email@example.com to be added to the list!
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!