Posted on March 25, 2015

Boston Back in the Top Ten for EPA Green Buildings

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its 2015 list of U.S. metropolitan areas with the most ENERGY STAR certified buildings and Boston came in at number ten this year–up from 13 last year–with 176 ENERGY STAR certified buildings. “Boston has long been a leader in green building policies and we are honored to be included among EPA’s 2015 Top Cities list,” said Mayor Martin J. Walsh. “I applaud all of the local businesses who are helping Boston meet its climate and sustainability goals through energy efficiency. This work not only helps us lower our energy costs, but it leads to…

Posted on March 25, 2015

Mayor Walsh’s Transportation Initiatives for Safer Streets For All

Today, Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced five transportation initiatives to improve how individuals on foot, bike, or in a vehicle move around the City of Boston with a significant focus on improving public safety. The announcements include a complete streets approach to Commonwealth Avenue, featuring protected bike lane on from the BU Bridge to Packard’s Corner, the adoption of Vision Zero Boston, aimed at eliminating traffic fatalities in the city, the citywide replacement of parking meters with intelligent parking meters, and a pilot program to eliminate street sweeping towing. The initiatives are early action projects as part of Go Boston…

Posted on March 24, 2015

Boston Conservation Commission: Protecting Boston’s Waterways One Hearing at a Time

Although it might not feel like it yet, spring is officially here and we are fortunate to have a vibrant waterfront and many green spaces to enjoy here in Boston as the weather turns warmer. Charlie Moffat, Executive Secretary for the Boston Conservation Commission, is on the front lines of protecting Boston’s natural resources. This week, we sat down with her to learn more about her work, the Conservation Commission, and how Bostonians can help protect our natural resources and amenities in our City’s “backyard.” Tell us a bit about your background and how it fits in with your work…

Posted on March 21, 2015

Celebrate World Water Day with this Simple Action

With over 100 inches of snow this year, it can be hard to remember that water is a finite resource. This Sunday, March 22, is World Water Day–a day to focus our attention on water issues and remind ourselves that every drop counts. Not only is saving water good for the environment, but it also saves energy–which saves you money! Fortunately, if you live in Boston, there is a quick, easy action that you can take to save water at home. For a limited time, Renew Boston is offering discounted home energy efficiency kits. These kits range from $10-15, have a…