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Nov
06

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.

Oct
17

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.

Oct
11

Compost Boston: A final push for October!

As we enter our final few weeks of the residential food scrap drop-off piloted we've co-hosted with the Mayor's Office of Food Initiatives, we thought we'd spice things up a bit, and close the loop!

Throughout the rest of October, for each drop-off we receive at the farmers' markets at Egleston Square (the last summer market is this Saturday)Bowdoin-Geneva and Harvard-Allston, we'll donate a cubic yard of compost to a community garden of your choice.

Oct
10

Announcement: Adopt-a-Tree comes to Boston!

Today, Mayor Menino is proud to announce the Adopt-a-Tree pilot program, which empowers Bostonians to help young street trees planted by the City of Boston to survive for generations to come! Though we’re focusing on Mattapan, South Boston, and Roslindale to start, residents from all over Boston can begin caring for a tree.

Oct
04

Green Apple Day of Service 2013

From the Boston Green Schools Blog:

It was bedlam as Ms. Selznick’s 4th Grade science class streamed through the Curley K-8 School’s outdoor classroom, picking up trash and winterizing the garden beds. Then suddenly the call went up, “Bunny!” and everyone fell silent, slowly circling around to catch a glimpse of the animal. It was not the only wildlife to capture the attention of the students. They also learned about snails and garden management, explored the outdoor classroom and picked up litter for their Green Apple Day of Service.

Sep
23

A Greenovate rundown on Mayor Menino's $16 million housing plan

What better time to talk about housing in Boston than September -- a month when 70,000 Bostonians are moving into rental units across our city.

Sep
04

National Preparedness Month: 5 tips on how to prepare for climate change in Boston

In a recent study on population, climate change and storm frequency, science journal Nature Climate Change ranked the Top 10 metropolitan areas that are vulnerable to the largest average annual losses from flooding.

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