Regional Environmental Council (REC)
REC is a grassroots, non-profit, environmental justice organization located in Worcester, Massachusetts. Founded in 1971, REC has been dedicated to building healthy, sustainable, and just communities in Worcester for 40 years. We believe that some of the most powerful and positive changes we can make begin at home with local, grassroots work. We accomplish our mission by:
- Developing and coordinating programs that bring community members together to address environmental justice issues in the places where we live, work, and play;
- Organizing neighborhood residents--including youth--and training community leaders to tackle environmental justice issues in our neighborhoods;
- Providing events and forums for environmental justice education, networking, visioning and problem-solving in Worcester and beyond;
- Advocating at local, state, and national levels for public policies that foster environmental and social justice, ensure ecological sustainability and equitable access to clean air and water, open space, local, organic and nutritious food, clean energy, green jobs, and healthy homes & neighborhoods.