Have you ever wondered how much energy or water your home or office uses? Is it more or less than other buildings in the surrounding area? These are some of questions that the City of Boston found itself asking when mapping out the different strategies to reduce the City’s greenhouse gas emissions while writing the Climate Action Plan.Read more
Last Thursday, Mayor Walsh released the 2014 Greenovate Boston Climate Action Plan Update. It was a celebration of the a year of hard work and community input from all of our neighborhoods. We were fortunate to be joined and supported by the local band, Guster, who helped us launch the Plan in style.
The day started early. We joined Guster at 7 AM to hit the busking trail. All morning, we traversed the City, giving out copies of the Plan, signing people up for Renew Boston, and listening to some great live music. Guster plugged into their solar-powered PA system, providing pop-up tunes first thing in the morning to commuters getting their day started at South Station, all the way to the last stop at lunch time in Copley Square. We were even joined by the Key-Tar Bear at one point!Read more
It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for. After a year of hard work and community engagement , Mayor Walsh today released the Greenovate Boston 2014 Climate Action Plan Update. While this Plan celebrates the City’s climate progress, it’s also about looking forward with long term goals and targets, especially for climate preparedness.
Over the next month, we’ll be highlighting different parts of the Plan – from how we plan on implementing the plan, to tracking our progress online, to a yet-to-be unveiled neighborhood green map.Read more
With 2014 officially winding down, I would like to take a moment to reflect on the City of Boston’s accomplishments and progress made on environmental and energy issues this calendar year. Certainly, it would not have been possible to make these advances without the dedicated work of the EEOS team, Greenovate Boston, and the support and engagement of the community.Read more
On November 12th, Boston released its draft 2014 Climate Action Plan Update for public comment. The plan outlines goals, targets, strategies and actions for reaching its carbon reduction and climate preparedness goals. In this blog series, we’ll be walking you through various aspects of the plan–starting with the goals and targets, then diving into the chapters on Neighborhoods, Large Buildings and Institutions, Transportation, Climate Preparedness, and 80 x 2050–and demonstrate how we can collectively achieve Boston’s climate goals.Read more
Today Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the release of the draft 2014 Climate Action Plan for public comment. The City also released the latest municipal greenhouse gas emissions report for fiscal year 2012-2013, which demonstrates a 27 percent reduction in adjusted carbon emissions* since 2005. The City of Boston has reached its goal of a 25 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions seven years ahead of schedule, and is evaluating setting a new goal.Read more
On November 12th, Boston will be releasing its draft 2014 Climate Action Plan Update for public comment. The plan outlines goals, targets, strategies and actions for reaching its carbon reduction and climate preparedness goals. In this blog series, we’ll be walking you through various aspects of the plan--starting with the goals and targets, then diving into the chapters on Neighborhoods, Large Buildings and Institutions, Transportation, Climate Preparedness, and 80 x 2050--and demonstrate how we can collectively achieve Boston’s climate goals.Read more
Today, Mayor Walsh unveiled “Housing a Changing City: Boston 2030”—the administration’s first housing plan, and perhaps, the country’s greenest. The plan includes an entire chapter dedicated to green and sustainable housing. It also incorporates the city’s carbon reduction goals and targets set forth by the city’s Climate Action Plan, which aims for a 7% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from the residential sector by 2020 from 2013 levels.Read more
On October 3rd, Boston’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) Steering Committee met for the third and final time to create Boston’s plan for reaching its carbon reduction and climate preparedness goals. In this blog series, we’ll review the goals and targets, plus provide a sneak preview to the draft strategies for just how we, as Bostonians, can reach Boston’s citywide carbon reduction goals.Read more
Join Mayor Walsh, Boston residents, businesses, and community leaders on May 31st 2014 for the Greenovate Boston Community Summit! The Summit is a free, one-day event that’s all about empowering the Boston community to address climate change and help make Boston the greenest, most climate-prepared city in the U.S. The Summit will include world-class speakers, interactive workshops and trainings, the Greenovate Boston Awards Ceremony, and a Marketplace of Ideas to showcase local innovations, products, and services. The event will take place at the Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School.Read more