Residents across Boston came out last Saturday to smash their pumpkins, eat tasty treats, and learn about compost at Greenovate’s inaugural Pumpkin Smash.Read more
Five neighborhoods will begin work on traffic-calming plans this year; an effort to reduce traffic speeds and improve the quality of life for Bostonians.Read more
Greenovate Neighborhoods is a program of Greenovate Boston to connect and collaborate with local neighborhood, community, and resident organizations to implement the City’s Climate Action Plan. The Neighborhoods network helps to support and expand Boston’s climate action community, and identifies opportunities for Bostonians to get involved in taking climate action.
The City of Boston would like to extend a big thank you to the Brighton residents who came out and spent their Saturday morning with us. We’d also like to thank our partner organizations who provided information and answered questions for attendees. And a special thanks to the Presentation School Foundation Community Center for opening up their doors and providing the space for the workshop. Renew Boston’s workshop to connect Bostonians to energy efficiency resources would not be successful without the help of the community- thank you. See below for some pictures of the action!Read more
This post was collaboratively written by Mia Goldwasser, Climate Preparedness Program Manager for the City of Boston, and Magdalena Ayed, Community Organizer with Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH) in East Boston.Read more
Every now and then we have these small moments that remind us why we love our job at Renew Boston.Read more
Winter is coming. Unfortunately, this is a phrase all too familiar in New England. Boston’s record breaking snowfall this past year makes us reluctant to think about the cold again. With the snow only recently melting, Bostonians are still focused on end-of-summer plans, pushing the not so distant memories of shoveling snow out of our minds. Yet with September underway, we must again begin to look toward colder weather and heating our homes.Read more
This is a guest post written by Chris Marchi, Director of Community Building and Environment at Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH), East Boston.
This blog post is authored by Magdalena Ayed, Coordinator & AmeriCorps LISC Member, NOAH. We hope this series of community workshops will help serve as a road map for how Boston neighborhoods can contribute to the City’s overall climate efforts. If your community has stories or best practices on climate action planning, we would love to hear from you!
On March 5th, Neighborhood of Affordable Housing (NOAH) held the first of a series of Kresge-funded community workshops to build upon East Boston’s climate adaptation planning efforts in the newly-built LEED Gold East Boston Library. These workshops aim to address the near- and long-term impacts of climate change, such as sea level rise, coastal flooding and extreme temperatures, on East Boston neighborhoods. They will be facilitated using a supported community planning process, which will ensure diverse community representation from all East Boston neighborhoods (Eagle Hill, Orient Heights/Star of the Sea, Maverick and Jeffries Point). We hope this effort will become enduring, and one which can be successfully replicated, especially in other urbanized coastal communities.Read more
Last week, the Boston Redevelopment Authority approved over $490 million in new development that will provide almost 800 housing units and create 770 construction jobs throughout Boston. Better yet, they add to the list of Boston’s recent wins in green and sustainable development patterns. Article 37 requires that all large-scale projects in Boston meet the US Green Building Council’s LEED certification standards. This innovative planning will add to Boston’s green efforts and put us one step closer to our climate goals. Here are the green highlights: Green roofs and open space in Fenway Point Samuels & Associates continues to transform the