Boston Preparing for the Storms Ahead
More than sixty inches of snow falling in fewer than three weeks has most Bostonians saying uncle. However, these superstorms—or "snowmaggedons"—are not expected to let up any time soon.
Boston Hospitals Achieve Healthy Reductions in Energy Consumption
New data shows Boston hospitals have cut their energy use by six percent over the last three years, despite continued facility growth. These reductions have not only saved the hospitals $12 million—they have helped put Boston on track to achieving its ambition climate goals.
Join the Conversation about Boston’s Transportation Future
What’s your question about getting around Boston in the future? Go Boston 2030 is a new campaign to shape the future of how people get around our city.
Districts—An Ambitious, but Achievable Scale for Energy Transformation
What will it take to catalyze and accelerate the kind of energy transformation required to increase reliability, enhance resilience, meet ambitious climate goals, and create economic development opportunities? And what role can foundations play? Key takeaways from a recent gathering of funders interested in urban sustainability sponsored by the Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities.
From the President – December 2014
As 2014 draws to a close, three key decisions that will guide Barr into its next era.
Little Cities that Could (and Did) Show Leadership on Climate
Learn about a Barr grantee that has been creating its own climate playbook.
Why Not Go for Gold in Boston?
Over the last year, Barr has sponsored a study group of Boston transportation, development, and community leaders to explore whether Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) could be viable here.
Rewriting the Playbook on How we Get Around
As Boston prepares for a citywide visioning process on the future of mobility, one Barr grantee has been priming the pump with bold ideas and new thinking about what a world-class transportation network might look like.
A Broader View of Community Transformation
To the benefit of the communities they serve, many nonprofits take a broader view of their work than their funders.
Helping the Green Economy Work for All
If we care about equity, we ignore climate change at our peril. Climate change is an inequity expander and accelerator. But it doesn't have to be. The Green Justice Coalition, a Barr grantee, has been showing the way to meet both climate and equity goals.