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
On June 27th, the Renew Boston team joined more than 20,000 people in attending the Franklin Park Zoo’s Free Day. Visitors flocked to the zoo and, enticed with animal stickers and the lure of lower energy bills, stopped by the Renew Boston booth.
(The Renew Boston team welcomed visitor at the zoo's entrance last Friday (Franklin Park Zoo's Free Day)--many are very familiar with the program, while others are excited to learn about ways to reduce their energy use and costs.)Read 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
Did you hear?
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
If you haven't heard, Mayor Menino unveiled this season's mobile truck, which houses City Hall to Go, which will begin its regular rotation starting Tuesday, July 2, 2013. In addition to the multitude of services from last year, such as being able to pay property taxes and requesting birth, marriage and death certificates, Bostonians can now sign up for Renew Boston's energy audits and weatherizations, and can request recycling bin stickers!Read more
Job. Family. Dinner. Errands. You might not have the time to worry about your energy use, or the biggest part of your carbon footprint.Read more