Environmental Chelsea Organizers via GreenRoots Inc.

At A Glance

Location: 

Chelsea, Massachusetts

Primary Issue Area:

  • Environmental Health
  • Climate Change & Energy
  • Food
  • Land & Water

Active since:

2016

Tax Status:

501(c)(3)

Core volunteers:

350

Our Purpose

GreenRoots', a resident-led organization, mission is to achieve environmental justice and greater quality of life through collective action, unity, education and youth leadership across neighborhoods and communities.   GreenRoots fosters strong youth organizing through the Environmental Chelsea Organizers (ECO) youth crew.  ECO works on youth empowerment, civic engagement and environmental justice. ECO is empowered to develop their own workplan, engagement strategies and campaigns to involve their peers in efforts to reclaim their urban environment while tackling issues important to youth. 

Summary of Projects

This group received a 2019 Young Leader grant to support Environmental Chelsea Organizers (ECO), a powerful teen crew through which dozens of youths are empowered to achieve significant environmental and public health accomplishments in Chelsea and neighboring communities. ECO works on youth empowerment, civic engagement and environmental justice. Through their campaigns, ECO is supporting the development of their own and their peers’ leadership skills and confidence, while fostering strong relationships with other positive mentors and leaders in the community.