We may be biased, but Boston Public Library’s Central Library at Copley Square is the clear winner in this season of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Better Buildings Challenge SWAP between the City of Boston and the City of Atlanta.Read more
Black History Month is not quite over! Throughout February Greenovate has featured black environmental leaders from Boston that share our commitment to climate action, and to making Boston a thriving, healthy, and innovative city. This week our blog post comes from our very own Environment, Energy, and Open Space Chief, Austin Blackmon. Austin is a resident of the West End and the Environment, Energy, and Open Space Chief. Read more about Austin and the advice he received from Senator Obama.Read more
Thank you Twelfth Baptist Church and Roxbury residents! What a great start for Renew Boston’s 2017 workshops, with featured guest speaker Mayor Martin J. Walsh.Read more
Nearing the end of 2016, Chief Blackmon reflects on the role of cities to act on climate in an uncertain future.Read more
This week, city and local leaders from around the world convened at the US-China Climate-Smart/Low-Carbon Cities Summit. They exchanged best practices for preparing their cities for climate change, and made bold commitments to reducing carbon emissions. Boston’s Chief of Environment, Energy and Open Space Austin Blackmon attended the conference with Mayor Walsh and reported back on what happened in Beijing.Read more
Cities, especially coastal ones like Boston, have an enormous stake in addressing climate change. We know our communities cannot wait. So we’re listening, acting on the local level and sharing lessons learned internationally to accelerate progress. Here’s what the City of Boston is doing to support the Paris Climate Accord.Read more
The City of Boston and Greenovate are honored to be internationally recognized in Paris.Read more
Today, GreenovateBoston.org gets a new look, and with this update we are taking a major step in driving climate action in Boston. Earth Day provides an opportunity to look back at this program’s inception, how it has evolved, and discuss its future.
This guest post was written by Mike Prokosch, a member of the Greenovate Boston Neighborhoods Committee and co-coordinator of Boston Climate Action Network.
EEOS Chief Austin Blackmon and two dozen guests toured the Talbot-Norfolk Triangle (TNT) Eco-Innovation District on April 3, 2015 and saw a neighborhood that is using climate tools to create community stability and good jobs. The tour was organized by Greenovate Boston’s Neighborhoods Committee, the Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation(NDC) and the Talbot Norfolk Triangle Neighbors United.Read more