Category: Climate

29 Foundations Pledge Over $4 Billion to Address Climate Change

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James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Barr commits at least $100 million over the next five years, joining the largest-ever philanthropic investment in climate change mitigation.

September 14, 2018 | Category: Climate

We Can Improve Coastal Communities as We Protect Them

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Rebecca Herst

Guest Author · Director, UMass Boston Sustainable Solutions Lab

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Paul Kirshen

Guest Author · Professor, School for the Environment and Academic Director, UMass Boston Sustainable Solutions Lab

The best way to protect Boston from rising seas is through “shore-based solutions.” Two of the authors of a recent report explain what that means, and how such solutions can yield benefits for communities.

September 05, 2018 | Category: Climate

New Report Reveals Growth Trends in Rapidly Changing U.S. Energy Market

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David Terry

Guest Author · Executive Director, National Association of State Energy Officials

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Malcolm Woolf

Guest Author · Senior Vice President, Advanced Energy Economy

Third annual assessment of energy employment at federal, state, and county levels finds over 6.5 million workers, with half of 133,000 new jobs focused on energy efficiency.

July 19, 2018 | Category: Climate

New Study Identifies Massive Risk to Coastal Property from Sea Level Rise

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Dr. Kristina Dahl

Guest Author · Senior Climate Scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists

Five key takeaways from analysis predicting heavy losses for those with stake in waterfront real estate across the United States.

July 11, 2018 | 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

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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