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Energy Democracy – Community Innovation in Boston

Monday, August 27th, 2012
Figure 1: Community Innovations in Boston (CLICK TO ENLARGE)

Communities of color have been environmental activists for decades. These are communities most often victimized by poor environmental planning, regulations, and decision­‐making. In the last twenty years, communities of color in the Boston area have united and won a Boston­‐wide plan to run buses on cleaner burning fuel, stopped a diesel fueled power plant from being located across from the only elementary school in the diverse Chelsea neighborhood, and ended illegal dumping of trash and toxic materials in abandoned lots throughout the communities of Roxbury and Dorchester.

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The Promise & Challenge of Community Broadband Models

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

While most of us have access to broadband, more than 28 million Americans today live in areas where Internet access is not available. Communities of color bear the brunt of this digital exclusion even as broadband Internet technologies become more crucial to our nation’s social and economic development. With access to broadband affecting more and more aspects of our lives, digital exclusion creates additional barriers to opportunity and sustainable livelihoods for people already constrained by their race, gender and geography.

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