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Review for SAFE/ECO-ACTION, Atlanta, GA, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

SAFE, South Atlanta for the Environment is a community-based organization, neighborhood groups, governmental agencies, businesses and other stakeholders in Neighborhood Planning Unit-V (NPU-V). This collaboration is facilitated by the Environmental Community Action,Inc. (ECO-Action. SAFE partners pledge to share their knownledg, resources, and time, in order to bring about social and environmental justice by protecting their physical health and built environment. Our goals are to:Conduct a multimedia environmental assessment, Design Implement a leadership training institute,Establish environmental priorities, Develop an environmental risk reduction plan,Share lessons learned with other communities, Ensure the sustainability of SAFE beyond the current funding sources. The source of funding for SAFE is a grant United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) grant. We are now stepping it up to envolve our youth in the community regular clean-up to beautify where live, work, play and go to school. We have partnered with several of the recycling business in the NPU-V communities and other nonprofits as well. We are in need for your to keep strengthing blighted communities in Atlanta,Georgia we need your endorsement, we need your voice, and your committment to bring change when its needed.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

In July of 2009 I receive a certificate of completion with SAFE/ECO-Action as a Change Agent. In August, I was asked to participate in a ECO-chat which resident from the community come together to talk about issues and concerns in their community.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Like to raise funding to support this nonprofit because it helps to educate our community and establish environmental priorities

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I am able to work in my community as well as live in this community.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

People come to our meeting to learn and to share information concerning environmental issues.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

This organization could put people to work because it's gonna take a lot of funding to clean up this messy environmental health hazards.

Ways to make it better...

This experience have been great it makes me be accountable for my action as a resident of Pittsburgh.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

My opinion is not having enough resources or funding to continue the good work that SAFE ECO-Action does. Which is needed in the NPU-V communities.

One thing I'd also say is that...

People need job and SAFE ECO-Action hired me from the community and I would like for other to be hired as well because the already don't mind volunteering.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Board Member & Community & Business Organizer for SAFE/ECO-Action, connecting local business and schools to the community in collaboration of resident concerns in the Neighborhood Planning Unit-V (NPU-V) environmental health hazards.
 

Review for GuideStar, Williamsburg, VA, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

SAFE, South Atlanta for the Environment is a community-based environmental health collaborative agency, business and other stakeholders in Neighborhood Planning Unit- V (NPU-V). This collaborative is facilitated by the Environmental Community Action, Inc. (ECO-Action).We conducted a multimedia environmental assessment, design ane implemented a leadership training institue, establish environmental risk reduction plan, shared lessons learned with other communities, increased community awareness and potential, solutions,ranked environmental health hazard in five community in the NPU-V, and ECO chats a group of residents sharing their concern regarding environmental health hazards in their community in most cases action took place the SAFE team helped the residents help achieve the most pressing concerns these people are called Change Agents they distingushed themselves in their commitment towards environmental and community safety. SAFE helped the NPU-V communities priorize and vote on the most urgent environmental health hazard in their community. The ranking went as follows:Vacant Properties, Public Safety, Air Pollution, Solid Waste Management, Brownfields, and Drinking Water. The community voted for Brownfields. We are expecting to collaborate Vacant Properties and Brownfields as one purpose so that we can submitting a level II funding proposal from EPA, Environmental Protection Agency. To guarantee the sustainability of SAFE we need strong stackholders, businesses and other sources of funding the NPU-V communities which includes: Adair Park, Mechanicsville, Peoplestown, Pittsbury and Summerhill in Atlanta Georgia. So please endorse and help bring change to our NPU-V communities

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have worked with this nonprofit almost one year and I so amaze by the work efforts they give to the communities of the NPU-V, Neighborhood Planning Unit-V. I am also a resident for one of the communities calles Pittsburgh.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  General Member of the Public & Brought about social and environmental justice in the community ranking the 6 environmental health hazard which affects their physical health and everyday living.