May 21, 2009
Last night, hundreds of ACE supporters celebrated with us at Jammin' for Justice 2009. Thank you to everyone for helping to make the event a great success! We'll share photos soon; in the meantime, congrats to Ian for receiving an EJ Award!
Environmental Justice Award 2009
Ian Phillips, LSP
Ian is a “go to” environmental expert for ACE. He is a chemist and as a Massachusetts Licensed Site Professional, he is certified by the state as an expert on environmental clean-ups.
Ian is one of over 50 environmental technical experts who work pro bono for neighborhood groups who come to ACE for help with environmental issues. A Principal Scientist at Roux Associates in Burlington with over 20 years of experience, he is always available to answer questions and make recommendations.
As a member of the Massachusetts Environmental Justice Assistance Network (MEJAN), Ian has volunteered his skills to neighborhood groups grappling with complex issues. In South Boston, he helped Neighborhood First! deal with a potential clean-up of a former power station owned by the MBTA. Ian also volunteered for the Five Streets Neighborhood Association in Roxbury as they monitored a proposed development at the former Kasanof Bakery.
For each group, Ian reviewed voluminous reports and advised the residents on how to interpret the reports, environmental concerns shown by the reports, and potential responses they could make to those concerns.
Ian is a stellar member of MEJAN, providing his expertise at no cost to lower income neighborhood groups facing environmental injustices, helping to ensure safe and healthy communities for all. Thank you Ian for your many hours of hard work!