Posted on April 23, 2014

Earth Day brings big names to Boston

U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy (from Dorchester!), and U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz (also from Boston!) joined us for Earth Day and we had a big day! Follow and join the conversation on Twitter and tell us how you #ActOnClimate. First stop: New England Aquarium. At noon, Mayor Walsh, Administrator McCarthy, Secretary Moniz and Senator Markey spoke with a group of teens from NEAq’s ClimaTEENS program about their Earth Day inspirations. The teens made three short presentations about the impacts of climate change on ocean acidification, jellyfish, and sea-level rise! We also heard some inspiring stories about why these teenagers are…

Posted on April 1, 2014

Saving Money and Energy at Home – It’s as Easy as 3-2-1 [Video]

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. Next up: we are challenging homeowners to save energy (and money!) with three simple steps. Check out our Home Energy Savings video created by MassArt alum Eben McCue. The video will soon be featured on WCVB Channel 5. We hope viewers see just how trouble-free it can be to start greening their homes. It really is as easy as…

Posted on March 7, 2014

Urban Agriculture: A Growing Movement in Boston

Do you know where your food comes from? The average plate of food has traveled an average of 1,500 miles from where it was originally produced. This means a lot of carbon is burned to transport food all over the country, and from other countries as well. With the increase of greenhouse gases emitted from the burning of fuels, it increases our impact on global climate change. By promoting the growth of food in the city, known as urban agriculture, Boston is reducing its carbon footprint from ‘food emissions’ as well as seeing other health, social, economic, environmental benefits. Here are a few of the recent successes for the growing…

Posted on March 3, 2014

The Greenovate Boston Guide to Climate Change and the Climate Action Plan (Part 2 of 3)

This is part two of a three-part blog series on sustainability and climate change in Boston. Part one of this blog series explains the impact of climate change and importance of sustainability in Boston. This post, part 2 of the series, takes a look at our current GHG trajectory. Part three will cover the advancement of sustainability and climate action to an even greater level in Boston. We learned in Post 1 that Boston faces two scenarios on climate change: #1: Commit to a future where Bostonians are more prosperous, citizens are healthier, green businesses are the pride of the city, and our…