You can see smiles on the faces of community gardeners across Boston- it’s compost delivery time!
The City of Boston’s Public Works Department is hosting a household waste drop off this weekend.Read more
Lots of Bostonians work to support our city’s climate goals - and the New England Grassroots Environment Fund supports them
The New England Grassroots Environment Fund provides local volunteer initiatives with funding, training, and the resources they need to continue to make our city greener and more equitable.Read more
Bostonians told us how they deal with extreme heat - and where they go to have fun while keeping cool.Read more
Greenovate Boston helps Boston’s communities become even more resilient - and Climate Ready Boston is a key component of being prepared for our future with climate change.Read more
One way to help offset the rising cost of energy and significantly reduce your home's carbon footprint is to replace your aging heating equipment with a new high-efficiency unit. With rebates and interest-free loans from Mass Save, you might find the whole project is less expensive than you fear.Read more
Do you feel like you are constantly taking out the garbage? Are you filling your garbage and recycling bins faster than you can say “It’s trash pickup day!” We’ve got some easy tips to help you reduce waste, de-clutter your home, and save you a few trips to the dumpster. You’ll be so pleased as the list of things you save from the landfill grows.Read more
High water bills can create headaches for condo associations and landlords. Here are three ways you might be able to save water in your home and properties. You’ll not only shrink your water bill, you’ll also save on whatever fuel heats your water. Tenants will save on their water heating bills too!Read more
Recycling and composting at your business can help decrease environmental impact, save money, improve employee morale, and respond to customer demands for sustainable practices.Read more
In Boston, we are all connected through our water. People, who live, work in, or visit the city all enjoy our harbor, rivers, brooks, and ponds – our waterways – and keeping them pollution-free is a priority. When it rains or snows, the water that flows down our streets and sidewalks, called stormwater, picks up materials along the way.
Stormwater flows through our neighborhoods, into catch basins, then into streams, rivers, and eventually into Boston Harbor. Catch basins are the grates on our streets, which collect the stormwater runoff and anything unintentionally placed or purposefully dumped on the street. Catch basins connect to the storm drain system, which moves the water and everything in the water, into the Charles, Neponset, and Mystic Rivers and into the harbor. The storm drain system is not connected to the sewer system, so the stormwater runs directly into waterways and the harbor.Read more