Massachusetts Attorney General Andrea Campbell has secured $100,000 for Everett to improve its overall air quality.
The money will go to two community based non-profit organizations – the Mystic River Watershed Association, and Everett Community Growers, Inc.
The money is to be used to magnify the discussion and the physical effort of addressing air quality problems in Everett.
Campbell spoke about places like Everett being left to fend for itself for generations and bearing the brunt of environmental injustice.
She said Everett had suffered without solutions.
And she is right.
One hundred thousand dollars does not go a long way to righting giant environmental wrongs.
But at least it is a start.
As the late great US Senator Robert Kennedy once said repeating an old Chinese saying: “A journey of a 1000 miles begins with the first step.”