What does Boston look like with a foot of sea level rise? What does it look like with ten?
(Boston with 10 feet of sea level)Read more
Last week, I attended the Carbon Neutral Cities Initiative meeting on behalf of the City of Boston in Copenhagen, Denmark. It was an opportunity for me to highlight Boston’s great efforts in preparing for climate impacts, and also to learn about best practices and innovative strategies for climate action planning from other leading cities around the world.Read more
Residents of East Boston gathered last week with researchers from the University of New Hampshire who presented a plan for protecting the neighborhood from future sea level rise and storm surge flooding.
ACE’s (Alternatives for Community and Environment) Climate Justice workshops are challenging residents from all corners of Boston to ask what it means to be resilient. Over food and with neighbors, community members discussed how their bonds and relationships will enable them to weather the threats of climate change. They also heard from the environmental justice organization “Uprose,” who recently launched their own Climate Justice and Community Resiliency Center in Brooklyn.Read more
With the U.S. set to take on Ghana in their first World Cup match later today, soccer fans at home remain optimistic for a respectable result despite the team’s long odds. Hopefully, our showing on the field will surpass our performance in Grist’s “World Cup of Climate Change,” where the U.S. didn’t make it out of group play. The site looked at per capita GDP (gross domestic product) relative to CO2 emissions per capita for each World Cup country. Although a crude measure, it gives a sense of how each of the 32 World Cup countries stacks up with respect to sustainability.Read more
Thanks to everyone who attended Greenovate Boston’s first Community Summit. The event was a huge success, with over 500 residents, businesses, and community leaders participating from all over the Boston area! We are busy compiling all the notes from the Innovation Sessions, summarizing the Wall of Ideas, and compiling results from Ideactive and your written responses. All this information will be relayed to the Strategy Committees in the coming weeks. But for now, here are our top 10 favorite moments from the 2014 Greenovate Boston Community SummitRead more
The Carbon Challenge continues! Greenovate Boston is using multimedia campaigns to encourage Bostonians to take simple steps to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and lower their impact on climate change. Our first campaign focused on taking steps to become energy efficient and reduce waste at the office.Read more