ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

Creating awareness and taking action around the disproportionate effects of climate issues. 

Our Mission

Our mission is to advance Seaside’s environmental and educational initiatives by including historically disinvested regions and populations to share resources, information, and opportunities to increase community resilience to changing climate factors.

Diversity drives innovation - when we limit who can contribute, we in turn limit the problems we can solve.

Telle Whitney

Community Resources

Related Seaside Projects

Plastic Ban Legislation (Legislation & Advocacy)

 Learn how to enact a plastic ban in your community. 

Community Organizing Guide (Climate Action)

External Programs

Mass Saves 

Provides financial support and technical services to help Massachusett residents save money and use less energy

 

Grant Writing Services 

Luna Landing Consulting offers a limited number of grant writing hours at no cost to qualified 501 ( c )(3) non-profit organizations

The miracle is this: The more we share the more we have.

Maria Kahn

Contact Us about our programs and opportunities

Social Action at Seaside

Environmental Justice Internship

With only 4% of Seaside interns self-identifying as being in the lower class, this upcoming internship initiative is designed to increase inclusion by addressing the gap in “unpaid internships” to build organizational capacity. By compensating highschool and undergraduate students who are experiencing the disproportionate effects of pollution and climate change, Seaside Sustainability can widen its perspective on potential solutions to pressing climate issues.  At the same time, Seaside Sustainability can expand the same opportunities that current interns have, to a different demographic. These opportunities include skill building, mentorship, networking, and career development in the fields of nonprofit management, sustainability, and community organizing. Compensation is through a scholarship stipend that is awarded at the end of the internship. 

For more information on project development, questions, and/or to express interest in partnering with Seaside for this project, please contact Molly Monahan, founder of the EJ department, at monahanm@seasidesustainability.org.

Book Club

Seaside’s one and only book club features a new book each month authored by BIPOC community members who explore the impacts of changing climate factors and sustainability

If you have any questions, comments or feedback, or would like to join our Book Club mailing list, please contact JuliAnn Machschefes, department fellow, at machschefesj@seasidesustainability.org.

Seaside Projects

 Learn how to enact a plastic ban in your community!

Renewable Energy Team

Provides financial support and technical services to help Massachusett residents save money and use less energy

Grant Writing Services

Luna Landing Consulting offers a limited number of grant writing hours at no cost to qualified 501 ( c )(3) non-profit organizations

Social Action at Seaside