The Chelsea Collaborative will gladly accept non-perishable food, clothing, gift cards and other donations to support unaccompanied minors in Chelsea. For more information, to donate or to help please call the Collaborative at (617)889-6080. To fill out a form for donated goods and to see what is needed, please click to read full announcement.
Twelve representatives of the Chelsea Collaborative, including board, staff, youth and members, traveled to Denver, Colorado with 40 other Chelsea folks to bring back the prestigious All America City award! The Collaborative's Green Space Committee's work to stop ethanol trains was highlighted in the city's application to the National Civic League for the award; and the Summer Youth Employment Initiative, Chelsea Latino Immigrant Committee and Shanbaro Community Association were highlighted in the highly acclaimed Chelsea presentation made to the judges on June 14th. This is the 2nd time the City of Chelsea has received this recognition. The first All America City award was won in 1998. The Collaborative's work was highlighted in that proposal and presentation as well. I Am Chelsea, Si, Se Suede!
After five years of advocacy the Massachusetts Environmental Justice Alliance, of which Green Space is a member, celebrated a huge victory when Governor Patrick signed the Massachusetts Executive Order on Environmental Justice!
The Executive Order requires the following actions:
The establishment of a Governor’s Advisory Council to advise the Governor and Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary on Environmental Justice Issues.
EEA is required to update its 2002 Environmental Justice Policy within 60 days
Each Secretariat is required to appoint a Secretariat Environmental Justice Coordinator within 30 days. The Coordinator shall review Secretariat programs to determine which programs implicate Environmental Justice issues.
Secretariats are required to post their Environmental Justice strategies online within 180 days.
The Director of Environmental Justice is required to periodically convene the Secretariat Coordinators to meet as the Interagency Environmental Justice Coordinating Group.