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The Top 5 Green Moves Boston Made in 2013


2013 is officially winding down- and what a year it's been for Boston's green movement! We count down five of the City's more exciting sustainable achievements in the past 12 months:


Top 5 Winter Activities to Enjoy in Boston!

Baby, it's cold outside... But that's no reason to stay indoors! Boston has countless activities that are worth bundling up for some fresh air and outdoor fun.  Plus, many cost less than staying inside while running up your heating bill. Check out some good options for winter playing below:



'Tis the Season... To Go Green!


Starting with Thanksgiving, the holidays will be in full swing before you know it! Unfortunately, these back-to-back holidays mean Americans generate 25% more trash.  


Menino's Climate Announcement: Engagement in the 2014 Climate Action Plan update (part 3 of 3)

In 2011, the Mayor set forth a comprehensive Climate Action Plan to be updated every three years. What’s happened since then?

We’ve made steady progress on reaching the Mayor’s goal to reduce municipal and community-wide greenhouse gas emissions 25% by 2020. The City of Boston has also taken significant steps to prepare for the impacts of climate change and is more prepared today than ever before. And, through the launch of Greenovate Boston last spring, we are reaching and educating more and more people on actions they can take to reduce their own carbon footprint.


Menino's Climate Announcement: Municipal Emissions Update (part 2 of 3)

This past Tuesday, Mayor Menino announced that the City of Boston’s municipal buildings and operations had reduced carbon emissions by approximately 26%, or about 51,000 metric tons.

That’s a big deal, and knocks off 1% of the Boston’s community-wide 2020 goal of a 25% reduction. What’s even more impressive is that most of those reductions happened in a span of four years.


Coldest years will be warmer than hottest years of the past

Amidst the government shutdown chaos, there have been some other scary headlines: by 2047, our coldest years will be warmer than any year between 1860 and 2005, according to a new study. So remember that record-setting heat we had 2012, which was the warmest year ever on record by a full degree? In just 24 years, that will feel chilly.

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