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Alternatives for Community and Environment, Inc.'s Fundraiser:

Walk for Climate and Environmental Justice 2013

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BENEFITING: Alternatives for Community and Environment, Inc.

EVENT DATE: Oct 25, 2013

THE STORY:

Here we go again! Westfield Concerned Citizens (WCC), a small but determined grassroots group, is walking across the state to raise awareness for green energy, connect communities fighting for environmental justice, highlight local campaigns and take action. In 2012, WCC completed a 100 mile walk from Westfield to Boston to deliver a message to the project developer as part of our efforts to prevent construction of the Pioneer Valley Energy Center (PVEC), a 431 MW dirty fossil fuel power plant. This year we are walking again, from Westfield to New Bedford to raise awareness and money for Alternatives for Community & Environment (ACE), the New England Environmental Justice Forum (NEEJF), and the New England Grassroots Environment Fund (NEGEF)!

After more than five years of fighting against the siting of PVEC in an environmental justice community, the power plant developer’s plan appears to be “on hold” giving us the opportunity to deliver a new message to the public: we need to focus on developing alternatives for a healthier and safer environment for everyone.

The goals of the 2013 Walk for Climate & Environmental Justice are to:
• Focus on energy efficiency, energy conservation, and renewable energy;
• Bring an awareness of how local actions have global impacts;
• Connect with communities who have similar goals;
• Highlight local campaigns working toward climate justice and environmental justice;
• Take actions that ensure climate and environmental justice are served in our community and others throughout New England.

The walk will end at the Connecting for Change conference in New Bedford. The conference is an annual three-day, solutions based gathering that brings together a diverse audience to create deep and positive change in their communities, and is a perfect way to end our walk. Learn more about Connecting for Change. 

WCC owes a huge debt of gratitude to ACE for keeping us in the fight with its legal assistance and expertise; to NEEJF for providing the venue, resources and networking that support environmental justice communities; and to NEGEF for providing grants to grassroots communities to assist them in accomplishing their goals. WCC is doing this walk to not only bring local awareness to the issues of climate and environmental justice but to also recognize and support the good work these organizations do for grassroots and EJ communities. Please help us meet our goals and raise money for Alternatives for Community & Environment (ACE), the New England Environmental Justice Forum (NEEJF), and the New England Grassroots Environment Fund (NEGEF)!

Details about the walk are available at WCC's Facebook page.

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To This Fundraiser

$375

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Marsha & Doug Gray

    $25

  • Tim Denney

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  • Adam Hartfield

    $25

  • Martha Nathan

    $100

  • Mary Sullivan

    $25

  • MABA

    $50

  • Jeanne Sargent

    $50

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8% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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The Team: $375 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Jeanne Sargent

Jeanne Sargent

DONATION: $50

I'm inspired by your commitment and enthusiasm. Keep up the great work. 4 years ago

MABA

MABA

DONATION: $50

Take action to help ensure that we achieve environmental justice for all! 4 years ago

Mary Sullivan

Mary Sullivan

DONATION: $25

Mary Ann, I hope you enjoyed your birthday and the walk on the same day. I'm thinking about you and all the good work you do for us. I'm assuming you completed the 100 mile walk again for the second time. You're an inspiration to us all. Thank you! 4 years ago

Martha Nathan

Martha Nathan

DONATION: $100

In tribute to a fantastic woman working for the cause of our lifetime, Mary Ann Babinski. 4 years ago

Adam Hartfield

Adam Hartfield

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Tim Denney

Tim Denney

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Marsha & Doug Gray

Marsha & Doug Gray

DONATION: $25

Have a save and fun walk MaryAnn. 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

Thank you ACE, NEEJF and NEGEF! 4 years ago