Special to the Record
For close to 30 years GreenRoots (formerly known as Green Space) has been on the forefront organizing for environmental justice, waterfront access and ensuring when land becomes cleaner, those fighting have firsthand access and will directly benefit. Despite much success, GreenRoots faced similar displacement challenges as many residents of Chelsea and East Boston. After 6 years of opening their doors on the Chelsea Creek waterfront, GreenRoots has relocated to 90 Everett Avenue.
With the help and support from friends and allies at the carpenter’s union, the painter’s union, Arlex Hardwood Floors (a resident-owned small business), and Intelligent Labor & Moving – GreenRoots is settling into their new office space. “We can’t wait to share our new office with our full GreenRoots’ community,” said Roseann Bongionvanni, Executive Director of GreenRoots. “We want to extend a deep thank you to our volunteers, organizational family and friends for your support and love during this challenging time.”
GreenRoots will officially open its doors for the public next month. All community members are invited to celebrate GreenRoots’ grand opening and the fight for a permanent home on the Chelsea Creek.
GreenRoots is a community-based organization dedicated to improving and enhancing the urban environment and public health in Chelsea, East Boston and surrounding communities. We do so through deep community engagement and empowerment, youth leadership and implementation of innovative projects and campaigns.