Social Equity

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Carbon Free Boston is working with All Aces to incorporate social equity in its work. Social equity is a central issue in GHG mitigation because disadvantaged populations spend a larger fraction of their household budget on fuel and electricity, they often have greater exposure to air pollution, environmental hazards and dangerous conditions, and they often face reduced access to basic energy services (heat, mobility, lighting, transportation). Equitable access to affordable, safe, renewable energy must be a central theme in the City’s plan to reach carbon neutrality. Social equity is important in each individual component of a climate action plan (transportation, housing, energy supply), and is a cross-cutting issue due the systemic nature of the socioeconomic forces that lead to marginalization.

Meetings

Social Equity Advisory Group

First  Last  Affiliation
Kalila Barnett Green Justice Campaign
Amy Laura Cahn Conservation Law Foundation
Dennis Carlberg Boston University
David Cash UMass Boston
James Cater Eversource
Hong-Hahn Chu Commonwealth
Cutler Cleveland Boston University
Bronwyn Cooke City of Cambridge
David Corbie City of Boston
John Dalzell Boston Planning & Development Agency
Kat Eshel City of Boston
Manuel Esquivel Boston Planning & Development Agency
Neenah Estrella-Luna Salem State University
Matthew Foran National Grid
Amanda Formica MA Dept. of Energy Resources / Tufts-Fletcher
Katie Gonzalez Boston Properties
Rebecca Hatchadorian ARUP
John Hite Conservation Law Foundation
Tony Janetos Boston University
Pat Kinney Boston University SPH
Joseph LaRusso City of Boston
Amy Longsworth Boston Green Ribbon Commission
Atyia Martin All Aces, Inc.
Alex Papali Clean Water Action
Kristie Pecci Conservation Law Foundation
Kate Pedersen Boston Planning & Development Agency
Jeannie Ramey Climable.org
Nicole Sanches Metropolitan Area Planning Commission
Paul Shoemaker Boston Public Health Commission
Ben Silverman City of Boston
Khalida Smalls Community Labor United
Brad Swing City of Boston
Michael Walsh Boston University
Josh Weiland Boston Transportation Department
Elizabeth Weyant Metropolitan Area Planning Commission
Mariama White-Hammond Bethel AME Church / Green Justice Coalition