Category: Climate

Lessons from the Pandemic for Building Resilience

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Penn Loh

Guest Author · Associate Chair, Senior Lecturer, Tufts University, Department of Urban & Environmental Policy & Planning

A new report calls for investing in approaches that are people focused, intersectional, institutional, and rooted in anti-racist and anti-oppressive practice.

July 21, 2021 | Category: Climate

How Grantmakers and Governments Moved Quickly to Transform Public Spaces

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Lisa Jacobson

Senior Program Officer, Mobility, Barr Foundation

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Katherine Fichter

Guest Author · Assistant Secretary, MassDOT

The COVID pandemic pushed Massachusetts cities and towns to rethink their public spaces. It also pushed us as funders to rethink how we do our work.

July 01, 2021 | Category: Mobility

Ahead of the Heat Wave: Preparing for Extreme Heat in Massachusetts

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Sasha Shyduroff

Guest Author · Clean Energy and Climate Planner II, Metropolitan Area Planning Council

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Jeanette Pantoja

Guest Author · Public Health Planner II, Metropolitan Area Planning Council

Explore resources from the Metropolitan Area Planning Council's first Heat Preparedness Week.

June 17, 2021 | Category: Climate

Racial Equity and Barr’s Climate Program

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Mariella Puerto

Director of Climate

Director Mariella Puerto shares how Barr’s Climate Program is centering racial equity in its work.

May 04, 2021 | Category: Climate

A Time for Bold Action on Climate

Amos Hostetter, Barr’s Co-Founder and Trustee, reflects on more than a decade of climate philanthropy.

February 24, 2021 | Category: Climate

Mariella Puerto Named Barr Foundation Climate Program Director

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

A Barr veteran and field leader, Mariella will oversee continued growth of the Foundation’s Clean Energy, Mobility, and Resilience focus areas.

January 29, 2021 | Category: Barr News

Embracing Winter with Creative Ways to Stay Outdoors

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Lisa Jacobson

Senior Program Officer, Mobility, Barr Foundation

Inspiration and insights from cold-weather cities reimagining winter as a season to love.

December 17, 2020 | Category: Climate

Six Things Massachusetts Voters are Saying About Clean Energy

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Shanna Cleveland

Program Officer, Clean Energy

Recent poll shows strong support for decisive action on climate, including a full transition to clean and renewable energy.

December 11, 2020 | Category: Climate

Views that Matter

A new report by the Sustainable Solutions Lab at UMass Boston sets the ground for more inclusive public opinion research on climate change.

October 20, 2020 | Category: Climate

In Conversation: District Attorney Rachael Rollins

A conversation on the legacy and impacts of racism and the role of the criminal justice system in our region.

October 13, 2020 | Category: Barr News