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What ACES Alliance is and what we are committed to

We are devoted to fostering environmental stewardship by building an alliance of collaborating organizations, businesses, NGOs, governmental bodies, educational institutions and individuals committed to contributing to the well-being of future generations.

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We are committed to collaboration, efficiency, integrity, innovation, learning, sustainability, and respect for science, as well as for each other.

The ALLIANCE OF CLIMATE AND ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDS, Inc. (ACES) is a 501C3 corporation devoted to fostering environmental stewardship by building an alliance of collaborating organizations, businesses, NGOs, governmental bodies, educational institutions and individuals committed to contributing to the well-being of future generations.

Our Purpose is to foster stewardship and motivate action that positively impacts our environment’s health and the planet’s climate.

Our Values

We are committed to collaboration, efficiency, integrity, innovation, learning, sustainability, and respect for science, as well as for each other.

Our Approach

ACES selects important initiatives needing multiple ally support. We operate with a respectful, collaborative and dialogue-based approach to planning and operations. Supported by a minimal volunteer staff, project/task teams develop plans and collect data and information that can be shared with participating parties. We value protecting the assets of the community, including all forms of infrastructure and natural resources that can be impacted by global warming and environmental degradation.

Our Vision for 2021

Our initiatives are addressing climate change, environmental and economic health related concerns. ACES provides networking opportunities, helps identify shared interests/initiatives, and offers organizational development, marketing, communications, best practices and financial support. The leadership team is a multi-aged group of individuals committed to improving the legacy of the planet for the well-being of our youth and future generations. This is all about their future quality of life.

Our Overarching Goal for the Next 3 Years

Guided by a leadership team and supported by an engaged board and advisors, the organization will employ best practices to:

  • Establish an organization of inspired stewards with the capacity, structure and processes to gather, organize, and share resources needed develop and coordinate initiatives which enhance the health of our environment.
  • Work collaboratively “in-service” to a network of ever-growing allies toward achieving their specific goals and objectives.
  • Define, monitor and promote relevant assets (knowledge, programs, products and services) that support the area’s overall foundation for climate and environmental stewardship initiatives.
  • Contribute to building community resiliency in the face of climate change (Medium Term Adaptation and Mitigation)
  • Contribute to slowing the rate of global warming and lowering our carbon footprint (Long Term Mitigation Effect).

People and Structure

Individuals involved with ACES are committed to its expressed purpose of impacting climate change and promoting environmental well-being. Supporters are pro-active about making a meaningful contribution in an area of personal interest, willingly sharing their passion and knowledge with others.

Their professional and personal backgrounds vary, but they are united in their interest to ensure the realization of ACESpurpose. A supportive and inspiring culture honors the power of collaboration and the passions, interests and contributions of each individual. We are committed to working with and supporting youth to develop an ever growing number of environmental stewards.

Scope

Long-term success will be measured by our contribution to enhancing our quality of life and the achievement of the above goals. Ultimately, we will serve as a model for establishing collaborative approaches to stewardship beyond the Greater Newburyport base.

Current 2019 initiatives include working on

  1. Spring and Fall Cleanup Campaigns
  2. The Healthy Merrimack River Initiative
  3. Nurturing Environmental Stewardship and Mindfulness, initially among youth
  4. “Fostering Environmental Stewardship” – a guest opinion column series in collaboration with the Newburyport Daily News.

If you or your organization is interested in learning more about working together toward advancing environmental stewardship, please contact Art Currier at artcurrier40@gmail.com / call 508-243-5273 or reach us on this website.

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Susan MacPhee

Susan is an ACES advisor, web designer of aces-alliance.org and drives her family and friends nuts with her devotion to recycling, composting, and saving the earth. With ACES, she finally found her voice.