The Director of Boston Green Tourism shares how the Greenovate award reinforced his work with green hospitality.Read more
10 years later, Zipcar reflects on their Mayor’s Greenovate Award and their commitment to climate action.Read more
The 2017 Mayor's Greenovate Awards - Sustainable Mobility NomineesRead more
Three more Boston organizations will participate in the Greenovate Boston Mayor’s Carbon Cup, Mayor Marty Walsh announced today at a meeting of the Green Ribbon Commission. AvalonBay Communities, Sheraton Boston Hotel, and Vertex Pharmaceuticals have thrown their hats into the ring to join seven other local institutions in committing to major reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.Read more
The Greenovate Awards recognize climate action leadership and environmental sustainability excellence in the City of Boston. Read this blog series to find out more about this year's winners in the Climate Preparedness and Resiliency Category.Read more
The Greenovate Awards recognize climate action leadership and environmental sustainability excellence in the City of Boston. Read this blog series to find out more about this year's winners in the Buildings and Energy Category.Read more
With over 1,000 vehicles, greening the City’s diverse fleet is no simple task. Yet, with now over 120 hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles, the City is making significant progress. The City recently worked with XL Hybrids, Inc, a Boston-based company founded by MIT alumni, to install its award-winning XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System in four city-owned vans. This technology can deliver a 25 percent increase in miles driven per gallon, and will help reduce pollution and save money on gas.
“Utilizing this technology will save tax-payer money and is a win-win for any business or organization,” said Mayor Martin J. Walsh.
“We have more than 160 full-sized passenger and cargo vans in our fleet,” said Jim McGonagle, director of central fleet management for The City of Boston. “Since XL Hybrids is based in Boston, working with them is simple and smart. The ability to retrofit vans from our existing fleet allowed us to see immediate benefits. There were no driver training or maintenance requirements. I look forward to ordering new vans with the XL Hybrids system in the coming months.”Read more
Next Tuesday, Climate Action Liaison Coalition (CALC), in partnership with Greenovate Boston, is kicking-off a new program called Businesses Acting on Rising Seas Boston, or BARSBoston for short. BARSBoston aims to support businesses in the face of a changing climate and let people know just how much damage climate change will cause to our businesses and communities. The businesses will publicly display a decal in their windows to demonstrate the projected 100-year flood mark in 2050.Read more