Posted on September 19, 2014

Green Development the New Normal: BRA’s $292 M in New Developments Sets a Direction for the Future

Today, the Boston Redevelopment Authority announced $292 million in new developments for 130 housing units, which will lead to the creation of hundreds of jobs. These development are also some of the greenest in Boston, with transit oriented development, LEED certified housing, new park space, and pedestrian improvements. The BRA will also commission a citywide energy study that will help us know where and how to place local, clean energy. Here are the highlights. Transit oriented development in Mission Hill Total Project Cost: $138,000,000 Total SF: 305,750 Construction Jobs: 417 Parcel 25 in Mission Hill sits across the street from the MBTA’s…

Posted on September 11, 2014

#CompostBos brings exciting changes to the City’s waste reduction efforts

This fall, the City of Boston is piloting an expanded Community Compost Program that will provide five drop-off locations for residential food scraps in Boston. “Composting is important for Boston’s growing urban agriculture movement and meeting our waste reduction goals,” said Mayor Martin J. Walsh. “This program demonstrates Boston’s commitment to composting and willingness to try new approaches.” Project Oscar consists of two key-pad locked containers—one in East Boston and another in the North End—where residents can drop off food scraps. This pilot will run from September 22 to November 30. If you live in North End or East Boston and are…

Posted on August 28, 2014

Don’t Waste September! Turning Trash to Treasure

It’s back to school and back to work time. It’s definitely not back-to-throwing-everything-in-your-dumpster time. At least we hope not. Every year, the typical American generates over 1,600 pounds in waste – that throwing out more than 10 of you in the trash. In Boston, a lot waste happens in September as people move in and move out. Allston on Move-out Day: Don’t Be These Guys It’s one thing to not throw away waste. But it’s another to think about the entire chain of companies and people that turn your waste into something valuable? One of those mechanisms might just be…

Posted on August 22, 2014

Five Greenovate tips for student move-in weekend

Whether you’re starting your first year in Boston or your fourth (or even your fifth–no judgement here!), you’ve probably already figured out that this city is a great place to be a student. With over 100 colleges and universities in the Greater Boston Area, there’s no shortage of people to meet, things to do, and places to see. In addition to being a student-friendly city, Boston is a great city to grow your green roots. Greenovate Boston is a movement driven by the community and students like you to help Bostonians take simple steps to make this city a better,…