Woman with child standing at a table listeningCommunity engagement and education are critical components of Boston’s Climate Action Plan -- it will take the help of every Bostonian to reach our ambitious goals of continuing to make Boston a healthy, thriving, and innovative city in a changing climate.

The Greenovate Boston program was created to do just that. Greenovate Boston serves as a local resource of climate action that keeps Bostonians involved in the climate action planning process and empowered to take climate action in their own neighborhoods.

Explore the Greenovate Boston website to learn about climate change in Boston, and what you can do. You can stay up to date with the latest news on climate action in Boston by signing up for the Greenovate Boston email list. Greenovate is also on Facebook and Twitter.



Greenovate Boston

Greenovate Boston is Mayor Walsh’s initiative and program to get everyone to join the movement and take action for a greener Boston.

You can join by signing up for the email list, and exploring the Greenovate website.


Greenovate Neighborhoods

Greenovate Neighborhoods is a program hosted by Greenovate Boston in partnership with the Boston community. This supportive climate action network supports neighborhood and community groups working to educate and organize their neighbors around climate and environment issues.

Join Greenovate Neighborhoods.


BPS Green Schools

Boston’s young people are an active part of our solutions for a Boston with a changing climate. Greenovate Boston collaborates with the BPS Sustainability Manager to support teachers and youth-serving organizations working to build climate leadership in our younger population.

Learn more about BPS Green Schools and their resources for BPS students here.



Boston Public Library partnered with Boston Bikes to create the Bibliocycle – a bike and book trailer – to take to farmer’s markets, fairs, and other community events throughout the city. Massachusetts residents can sign up for a Boston Public Library card, borrow books, see demonstrations of the library’s digital resources, and more when the Bibliocycle visits.

Request a Bibliocycle visit.



Mayor's Greenovate Awards


The Mayor’s Greenovate Awards were established to recognize those with outstanding achievement in climate action and environmental sustainability in the Boston community. The awards recognize businesses, community organizations, non-profits, residents, and institutions.


Nominate a friend, colleague, or local business for the 2018 Mayor's Greenovate Awards.




  • Boston’s 100 Resilient Cities — Social equity is a cross-cutting theme for how the City of Boston will reach its Climate Action Plan goals. That is why members of the Greenovate Boston team are a part of the Boston Resilience Collaborative, a group of people working to identify strategies to help Boston plan for and deal with catastrophes and slow-moving disasters — like persistent racial and economic inequality. Several other members of the Greenovate Neighborhoods program are also a part of the Boston Resilience Collaborative, which reinforces the shared goals of Greenovate to improve social equity.

  • A Better City’s Challenge for Sustainability -- Sign-up your business for The Challenge for Sustainability with A Better City. The Challenge brings together commercial real estate and business leaders in Greater Boston to increase energy efficiency, minimize waste and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Green Ribbon Commission -- The Boston Green Ribbon Commission is a group of business, institutional, and civic leaders in Boston working to develop shared strategies for fighting climate change in coordination with the City’s Climate Action Plan.