As the Climate Action Plan is reviewed and updated in 2014, we’ll post here to let you know about Bostonian's conversations and ideas about climate action. We’re kicking off with a three-part series. The first post is an overview of climate change and its effects on Boston. The second post will be on our progress on climate change so far and what we need to do to reach our 2020 and 2050 goals. The third post will be on how you can help with the Climate Action Plan.Read more
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In a doozy of announcement last week, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) revealed its top cities for energy saving programs and policies on September 17, and Boston topped the list! Released in ACEEE's new 2013 City Energy Efficiency Scorecard, which ranked 34 of the largest U.S. cities on how they're reducing their carbon footprints, we were in good company, with Portland, Seattle, San Francisco and New York rounding out the top 5.Read more
President Obama’s announcement yesterday of several federal climate change initiatives will reduce greenhouse gas emissions nationwide and help prepare the country for the impacts of climate change. As a coastal city, Boston is especially vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Without significant national and international action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Boston and many other cities could face potentially catastrophic impacts within the next 100 years.Read more
Today, I am launching Greenovate Boston, the catalyst that will again demonstrate Boston’s leadership in the fight against climate change. This new movement, based on the collective actions of all of Boston’s residents and businesses, will help progress us towards meeting our greenhouse gas reduction goals of 25% by 2020 and 80% by 2050, which I originally set out in my 2011 Climate Action Plan, A Climate of Progress.Read more