Posted on January 21, 2015

Post Climate Action Plan Launch Post

Last Thursday, Mayor Walsh released the 2014 Greenovate Boston Climate Action Plan Update. It was a celebration of the a year of hard work and community input from all of our neighborhoods. We were fortunate to be joined and supported by the local band, Guster, who helped us launch the Plan in style. The day started early. We joined Guster at 7 AM to hit the busking trail. All morning, we traversed the City, giving out copies of the Plan, signing people up for Renew Boston, and listening to some great live music. Guster plugged into their solar-powered PA system, providing…

Posted on January 15, 2015

Everything you need to know about the 2014 Climate Action Plan

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for. After a year of hard work and community engagement , Mayor Walsh today released the Greenovate Boston 2014 Climate Action Plan Update. While this Plan celebrates the City’s climate progress, it’s also about looking forward with long term goals and targets, especially for climate preparedness. Over the next month, we’ll be highlighting different parts of the Plan – from how we plan on implementing the plan, to tracking our progress online, to a yet-to-be unveiled neighborhood green map. But to start, here’s an infographic to show you Boston’s goals and targets for…

Posted on December 30, 2014

2014 (w)rap up

2014, what an exciting year it’s been! Making strides for a greener Boston. A new Mayor, programs, and events that came about, here are few of the year’s highlights worth pointing out. It was the year of Boston’s Climate Action Plan Update, in hopes for a more sustainable future and greenhouse gases abate. The much anticipated launch of the updated Plan is near, but first, the Draft for Public Comment made its big premiere. Boston joined the City Energy Project and C40 Climate Leadership Group too Funding for climate preparedness rose and our bond with other cities grew. Named Climate…

Posted on December 30, 2014

From the Desk of Chief Swett: A Reflection on 2014 (and Beyond)

With 2014 officially winding down, I would like to take a moment to reflect on the City of Boston’s accomplishments and progress made on environmental and energy issues this calendar year. Certainly, it would not have been possible to make these advances without the dedicated work of the EEOS team, Greenovate Boston, and the support and engagement of the community. It has been inspiring to see climate conversations and actions take place both in Boston’s large businesses and small communities alike. As a result, the City has collectively achieved a 17% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions since 2005. This year’s…