Category: Climate

A Message to Mayors: To Lead on Climate, Focus on Transportation

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

As mayors gather in Boston for an international summit on climate, Barr’s Mary Skelton Roberts makes the case for keeping mobility high on the agenda.

June 08, 2018 | Category: Climate

Kalila Barnett to Join Barr’s Climate Team

As Program Officer, Barnett will focus on grantmaking for Climate Resilience.

June 01, 2018 | Category: Climate

Northeast Carbon Market Keeps Delivering Major Benefits to All

Mariella Puerto

Mariella Puerto

Co-Director of Climate

New report details sustained economic and environmental gains enjoyed by states participating in regional carbon cap-and-trade market.

May 09, 2018 | Category: Climate

Health Care's Role in Anchoring Community Health and Resilience

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Bob Biggio

Guest Author · Senior Vice President of Facilities and Support Services, Boston Medical Center

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Paul Lipke

Guest Author · Senior Advisor on Energy & Buildings, Health Care Without Harm

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John Messervy

Guest Author · Corporate Director of Design and Construction, Partners HealthCare

Second in a blog series on climate resilience and health care.

May 07, 2018 | Category: Climate

Leadership in the Storm

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Bob Biggio

Guest Author · Senior Vice President of Facilities and Support Services, Boston Medical Center

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Paul Lipke

Guest Author · Senior Advisor on Energy & Buildings, Health Care Without Harm

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John Messervy

Guest Author · Corporate Director of Design and Construction, Partners HealthCare

Climate-smart health care protects lives, communities, hospitals, and citizens' wallets.

May 02, 2018 | Category: Climate

Timely New Report Shows Substantial Disparities in Energy Savings Among Massachusetts Communities

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Eugenia Gibbons

Guest Author · Programs Director, Mass Energy Consumers Alliance

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Khalida Smalls

Guest Author · Organizing Director, Community Labor United

Analysis shows that some communities are not benefitting equally from the state’s top-ranked energy efficiency programs.

April 25, 2018 | Category: Climate

With More Control, Communities Choose Clean Energy

Darlene Lombos, the Executive Director of Community Labor United and Class of 2017 Barr Fellow, makes the case for Community Choice Energy as a tool for empowering communities and meeting climate goals.

March 13, 2018 | Category: Climate

The Transportation Dividend

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

New study quantifies the significant economic and quality-of-life benefits Greater Boston and Massachusetts enjoy thanks to investments in transportation.

March 06, 2018 | Category: Climate

What Does Climate Change Mean for Coastal Communities?

Emily Sidla

Emily Sidla

Program Associate, Climate

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Erika Spanger-Siegfried

Guest Author · Senior Climate Analyst, Union of Concerned Scientists

A conversation with Erika Spanger-Siegfried on findings from a landmark report on flood risks and adaptation strategies for coastal communities and the opportunities for climate resilience in Boston and beyond.

February 26, 2018 | Category: Climate

Luck is Not a Strategy for Climate Change

Mariella Puerto

Mariella Puerto

Co-Director of Climate

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

Last month's Nor'easter was an urgent reminder of the work still left to be done to prepare Boston for climate change.

February 08, 2018 | Category: Climate