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A full-court press to get the lead out
As a volunteer restoring six-story walk-ups in Harlem in the early 90s, I saw how lead paint chips and dust were wreaking havoc on the kids in those low-income buildings.
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Opinion
It’s more than just a housing crisis
Milton’s vote to ignore the MBTA Communities Law ignores the twin realities of our climate and transportation crises and what they mean for environmental justice communities.
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EPA ‘Justice40’ grants target grassroots efforts
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EPA ‘Justice40’ grants target grassroots efforts
Three local New England nonprofits are teaming up to distribute federal funds in a streamlined process to meet the needs of grassroots community-based organizations focused on environmental justice and climate issues.
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Hospitals mull their role in climate change
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Hospitals mull their role in climate change
Doctors urged to make connection between ailments and emissions
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Federal grant to help Boston grow city’s tree canopy
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Federal grant to help Boston grow city’s tree canopy
A $11.4 million grant from the U.S. Forest Service will support implementation of the city’s urban forest plan released in 2022, which focuses on how to handle planting and maintenance of city-owned trees.
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Panel aims to balance clean energy impact
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Panel aims to balance clean energy impact
A state commission that Gov. Maura Healey established by executive order in late September is to make recommendations on expediting the creation of clean energy infrastructure in Massachusetts.
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New environmental justice official on listening tour of Mass.
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New environmental justice official on listening tour of Mass.
An ongoing tour of listening sessions with the state’s first undersecretary of environmental justice and equity aims to hear directly from community members to better address their concerns about those issues.
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NAACP resolutions focus on AI, environment, green jobs
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NAACP resolutions focus on AI, environment, green jobs
Besides civil rights and civic engagement, the national NAACP convention had on its agenda environmental justice and artificial intelligence, which were featured in topical sessions and draft resolutions presented to delegates.
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City explores curbside electric vehicle charging stations in residential areas
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City explores curbside electric vehicle charging stations in residential areas
Boston is exploring ways to add electric vehicle chargers curbside in neighborhoods to create greater access for residents who drive electric vehicles, but can’t charge them at home. The city’s current selection of chargers is installed in municipally owned parking lots.
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Pending bill would give community voice on climate change
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Pending bill would give community voice on climate change
A bill pending in the Massachusetts legislature that would establish funding to address climate change also aims to amplify the voices of community organizations.
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Chinatown residents weigh in on pollution
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Chinatown residents weigh in on pollution
Members of the state’s Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) held a final listening session Feb. 15 to present and get feedback on the draft of an environmental justice strategy that would govern how departments within the office approach their work.
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Activists call for electric buses in Black community
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Activists call for electric buses in Black community
As organizations across the state are looking to shift practices and models to become more climate-friendly, the MBTA is planning a shift to a fully electric bus fleet. The agency proposes a fully electrified fleet by 2040, but some transit activists and state legislators say the shift should come sooner and should have a stronger focus on the communities most impacted by air pollution.
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