Mayor Walsh joins leaders from partner cities to discuss climate action and commit to share solutions.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
Mayor Walsh and 30 other C40 Mayors pen strong letter highlighting crucial importance of upholding Paris Agreement
The letter represents cities’ responsibility to lead in fight against climate change.Read more
Yesterday Boston Public Schools opened their doors and welcomed families back for the new year. Students are roaming the halls trying to find their homerooms, teams are hitting the field for a new season, and families are adjusting to early mornings and busy days.
It’s a new beginning, and what better time to reflect and set new sustainability goals? During the school year, many students and teachers will spend more time at school than anywhere else. That’s why it’s so important to consider how the things we do at school affect our environment.Read more
The year 2016 marks the 10th annual Greenovate Boston Awards - a decade of climate action leadership in the City of Boston! Check out our latest featured blog series Where Are They Now? to catch up with some of the winners since they were recognized.Read more
Imagine Boston 2030 released “Guiding Growth: Towards an Inclusive City”, a report that outlines the top goals of the City’s first master planning effort in 50 years. One of the plan’s top goals is: “promoting a healthy environment and adapting to climate change”, and that’s exactly what we’re working on through Climate Ready Boston.Read more
On the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy hitting the east coast, we here at Greenovate began to think of what our team and community should know about climate change. We went to the Environment, Energy, and Open Space Climate Preparedness Fellow, Mia Goldwasser, with some questions about Boston and climate change. Mia’s role is to evaluate Boston’s climate resilience and propose necessary steps to further prepare Boston for climate change.Read more
Leading by Example at the U.S.-China Climate Leaders Summit
Mayor Walsh Joins the Compact of Mayors Committed to Climate Action
By Chief Austin Blackmon
This is a guest post written by Phoebe Beierle, the Sustainability Manager for Boston Public Schools.
YOUTH CAN! YOUTH ARE! This chant, led by Tem Blessed, a climate justice hip hop artist from New Bedford, MA and 200 youth from across New England, echoed throughout the MIT stata center at the 9th annual Youth Climate Action Summit last weekend. Tem kicked off the summit with his incredible music - relaying important messages about climate justice, human rights, environmental protection and the fact that all across the globe, YOUTH ARE taking action on climate change issues!
BOSTON - Thursday, April 30, 2015 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced that the City of Boston has started work with The Trust for Public Land's Climate-Smart CitiesT Program to help Boston achieve climate mitigation and preparedness goals set forth in the Greenovate Boston 2014 Climate Action Plan Update. The Trust for Public Land's Climate-Smart Cities effort helps cities meet the climate challenge through conservation and design--from protecting waterfront parks and wetlands to creating green alleys and "water smart" playgrounds.Read more