Category: Climate

Six Questions with Barr's Mobility Program Officer

Najah Brick Headshot

Najah Casimir

Program Officer, Mobility

jules fana brick headshot

Jules Faña

Communications Coordinator

Through an interview with Jules Faña, Barr’s communications coordinator, Najah Casimir, our Mobility Program Officer, discusses what drives their work, lessons from past experiences that they’re applying to their current role, and their priorities at Barr.

June 01, 2022 | Category: Climate

Fair Transit Fares for an Equitable and Climate-Friendly Future

Najah Brick Headshot

Najah Casimir

Program Officer, Mobility

As more fare-free and affordable transit initiatives are implemented across the state, voters support shifting the burden of transportation costs away from individuals to systems.

February 14, 2022 | Category: Climate

How CultureHouse is Reclaiming Main Streets to Build Resilient Communities

Man smiling looking at the camera

Aaron Greiner

Guest Author · Executive Director, CultureHouse

Emily Cooper Headshot

Emily Cooper

Guest Author · Community Activist, Writer, Musician, Artist

The impact of a walkable, pop-up space in one Massachusetts community.

February 08, 2022 | Category: Climate

Connecticut Voters are Ready for Bold Action on Climate and Clean Energy

mariella puerto brick headshot 2019

Mariella Puerto

Director of Climate

Recent poll shows widespread support for renewable energy sources and opportunities for greater education.

January 26, 2022 | Category: Climate

Five Mobility Bright Spots to Build on in 2022

lisa jacobson brick headshot 2019

Lisa Jacobson

Senior Program Officer, Mobility

We’ve been through a lot in the last 22 months. Are we less afraid of change?

January 12, 2022 | Category: Climate

A Different Direction: Tools to Advance Equity in Transportation

Amber Trout headshot

Amber Trout

Guest Author · Managing Associate, Community Science

Heidy Persaud headshot

Heidy Persaud

Guest Author · Director of Transportation , Center for Neighborhood Technology

Amy Minzner headshot

Amy Minzner

Guest Author · Senior Associate , Community Science

Bob Dean headshot

Bob Dean

Guest Author · Chief Executive Officer , Center for Neighborhood Technology

A new guide provides recommendations for transportation practitioners who are looking to advance equity in their work.

January 05, 2022 | Category: Climate

Money Talks. Here’s What We Want it to Say. 


mariella puerto brick headshot 2019

Mariella Puerto

Director of Climate

To center racial equity in the climate movement, we need to change who we’re funding and how we operate.

December 01, 2021 | Category: Climate

Lessons from the Pandemic for Building Resilience

penn loh headshot

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

lisa jacobson brick headshot 2019

Lisa Jacobson

Senior Program Officer, Mobility

Kate Fichter headshot

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

Sasha Shudoroff headshot

Sasha Shyduroff

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

Jeanette Pantoja headshot

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