Risk is an inevitable part of life, and readying for it makes communities stronger. It allows them to bounce back much faster when difficult things happen.Read more
This week sophomores at Boston Green Academy presented their research on the economic and environmental impact of food systems and the socioeconomic conditions that affect healthy food choices.Read more
Last week, Mayor Martin J. Walsh signed “An Ordinance to Protect Air Quality throughout the City of Boston by Reducing Fuel Emissions," to help reduce harmful emissions from diesel vehicles and idling. For a better understanding of the Ordinance, we’ve sat down with Carl Spector, Director of Climate and Environmental Planning here at the City of Boston to learn more...Read more
Today, the Boston Green Ribbon Commission (GRC), along with Health Care Without Harm, released areport analyzing the nation’s first-ever, sector-wide energy use database. Hospitals and healthcare buildings in Boston have reduced energy use by 6% reduction.
Boston is fortunate to be home to some of the world’s leading healthcare institutions. They create jobs, conduct cutting-edge research, and save lives–all pretty important tasks. However, hospitals and their associated facilities are some of the most energy intensive building uses out there. Partners Healthcare, for example, once used almost as much energy as the entire city of Cambridge in order to do the work necessary to save lives!Read more