Join The Jamaica Plain Forum and Boston Clean Energy Coalition for Part Two of our mini-series TRANSITION TO GREEN LIVING covers sustanable ways to retrofit the energy and space of our buildings.
Bostonians have a tremendous opportunity to show how our state and our nation can accelerate this transition by maximizing energy efficiency and local, renewable sources of energy.
The dynamic panel of speakers include:
• Matt O’Malley—Boston City Council Chair, Environment & Sustainability Committee (panel moderator)
• John Cleveland—Executive Director, Boston Green Ribbon Commission
• Henrietta Davis—former Mayor of Cambridge
• Joan Fitzgerald—Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University
• Stephanie Horowitz—Managing Director, ZeroEnergy Design
• Cammy Peterson—Director of Clean Energy, Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC)
The most effective work to create a clean energy future needs to happen in our cities and towns. We can be more nimble, targeted, and successful than the federal government and move our country forward by taking steps locally to transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. Boston has a tremendous opportunity to show how our state and our nation can accelerate this transition by maximizing energy efficiency and local, renewable sources of energy. The initial Imagine Boston 2030 report describes a major construction boom but does not call for the state-of-the-art efficiency requirements essential to keeping this development from locking us into new fracked- gas infrastructure to power new buildings and decades of dependence on fossil fuels.
We urgently need net-zero carbon requirements for all new buildings in Boston. This forum asks the question: How do we make net-zero carbon construction happen in Boston? There are certainly technical, financial, legal, and political challenges, but how do we get to YES?
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