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

Reclaiming Streets as Public Spaces

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Mary Skelton Roberts

Guest Author · Former Co-Director of Climate

Mary Skelton Roberts on the path ahead to create truly welcoming, inclusive public spaces for all.

October 01, 2020 | Category: Climate

Glimmers of a Future We Need

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Dr. Aaron Bernstein

Guest Author · Interim director at the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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Mary Skelton Roberts

Guest Author · Former Co-Director of Climate

Today's solutions to our public health crisis are also long-term solutions for transportation and climate.

September 02, 2020 | Category: COVID-19

Adapting to a Pandemic: Barr’s Climate Program

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Mariella Puerto

Director of Climate

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Mary Skelton Roberts

Guest Author · Former Co-Director of Climate

An update on actions, learnings, and priorities from Barr’s Climate team amid the pandemic.

July 29, 2020 | Category: COVID-19

Massachusetts Wants Climate Action and Leadership

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Mariella Puerto

Director of Climate

New poll shows majorities across demographic groups now see climate change as a serious problem if left unaddressed.

February 13, 2020 | Category: Climate