Clean Energy and Climate Justice

The way we currently produce and use energy in the U.S. significantly contributes to the climate crisis and pollutes our water, air and communities. It also disproportionately harms low-income communities and communities of color. We believe that frontline and EJ communities should be protected and prioritized when it comes to addressing climate challenges. Many BIPOC and low-income communities struggle with high asthma rates and a lack of access to clean water and healthy foods. These are examples of environmental injustice. Clean Water strives to center the needs of underserved and marginalized communities in decision-making processes and work with trusted community leaders to address environmental and health issues caused by pollution and climate change. Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund are advancing solutions that reduce pollution in Massachusetts and make a clean energy future available to all. This includes:

  • Growing the green economy--including wind energy, energy efficiency and affordable public transit--and making it accessible to all communities;
  • Fighting for a just transition to clean energy while opposing systemic environmental injustices and expansion of polluting fossil fuels;
  • Ensuring a voice for marginalized communities during policy-making that affects them;

Green Justice Coalition

Clean Water Action has served since 2008 on the Steering Committee of the Green Justice Coalition (GJC), a partnership between labor and grassroots justice groups across Massachusetts, convened by our good friends at Community Labor United.  Over the years, GJC has won a string of victories by growing the collective people power of community-based organizations, organized labor and environmental justice groups.

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Clean Energy for All

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Solar Energy for All

Clean energy belongs to us all, but unequal access to resources like solar, a key part of our renewable energy future, show us we have a long way to go. Clean Water Action is fighting to ensure all communities have access to renewable power and the green economy.

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Massachusetts Legislative Priorities for 2021-2022

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From We All Live Downstream

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August 26, 2022

If you want to learn more about energy efficiency and weatherization, join us at our upcoming community workshop in partnership with the Boston Green New Deal Coalition; register here.

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July 29, 2022

It’s not too late to address this health crisis, learn more about our air quality campaign  here.

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July 11, 2022

TAKE ACTION NOW and ask your representatives to prioritize An Act to improve outdoor and indoor air quality for communities burdened by transportation pollution.