[IMC-Boston-Dispatch] 12/06: Boston Green Justice Coalition launch

Sofia JarrinT sofiajt at yahoo.com
Fri Nov 28 11:54:55 PST 2008

Sent: Wednesday, November 26, 2008 6:05:20 PM
Subject: [act-ma] Sat Dec. 6 Boston Green Justice Coalition launch

                                                                                                            Contact: Kalila Barnett 
                                                                                                            Office: 617.723.2639
                                                                                                            Mobile: 617.960.6733
Coalition launches a green plan for boston and  
Puts a new spin 
on the economic & energy crisis.
Points out the 
opportunity for quality jobs and resources for those hardest 
WHEN:Saturday December 6, 2008, 
10:00 AM 
WHERE: Twelfth 
Baptist Church, 150 Warren Street, Roxbury, MA
WHAT:Hundreds of supporters and 
allies of the Boston Green Justice Coalition will gather at historic Twelfth 
Baptist Church in Roxbury to inaugurate this exciting coalition. In addition 
they will: 
    * Release a study that  identifies opportunities to meet the energy efficiency  needs in Boston’s low-income communities, many of them communities of  color;
    * Outline a comprehensive  “green justice” solution that cuts energy costs,  retrofits area housing, and creates union jobs for community  residents.
    * Identify policy ideas  that federal, state, and City  leaders can support to stem worsening local unemployment and increasing energy  costs.
On Saturday December 6, union, community 
and environmental leaders will launch The Boston Green Justice Coalition, a 
campaign that addresses three critical needs: lowering heating costs for many of 
Boston’s poorest residents, quality job creation for Boston residents and 
cutting greenhouse gas emissions. The 
event will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the Twelfth Baptist Church, 150 
Warren Street, Roxbury, 
The coalition is a unique 
multi-sector initiative that is linking our region’s energy crisis to economic 
development opportunities for all. The 
Boston Green Justice Coalition, convened by Community Labor United, is a part of the national  Apollo Alliance that is coalition of business, labor, environmental, and 
community leaders working to catalyze a clean energy revolution in America to 
reduce our nation’s dependence on foreign oil, cut the carbon emissions that are 
destabilizing our climate, and expand opportunities for American businesses and 
WHO:Boston residents, union 
members, religious leaders, community groups, labor unions, environmental 
The campaign launch will be 
followed by an Energy Fair organized by Massachusetts ACORN (Association of 
Community Organizations for Reform Now) and Boston Climate Action Network, from 
11 am to 3 pm. 
Boston Green Justice 
Coalition Members included: Alternatives 
for Community & Environment (ACE), Association of Community Organizations 
for Reform Now (ACORN), Boston Climate Action Network (BCAN), Chelsea 
Collaborative, Clean Water Action
Street Neighborhood Initiative, MassCOSH, New England Council of Carpenters, 
Painters & Allied Trades DC35
RIGHT, Institute for Human Centered Design, Boston Workers Alliance,Boston 
Youth Environmental Network, Chinese 
Progressive Association, Massachusetts Energy, Mass. Interfaith Climate Action 
Network, Sheet 
Metal Workers Local 17, Urban 
Ecology Institute, Urban 
Mass Green Alliance, Youth 
Build Boston


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