Category: Climate

A Different Direction: Tools to Advance Equity in Transportation

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Amber Trout

Guest Author · Managing Associate, Community Science

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Heidy Persaud

Guest Author · Director of Transportation , Center for Neighborhood Technology

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Amy Minzner

Guest Author · Senior Associate , Community Science

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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. 


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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

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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

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Lisa Jacobson

Senior Program Officer, Mobility

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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

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Sasha Shyduroff

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

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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

Racial Equity and Barr’s Climate Program

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Mariella Puerto

Director of Climate

Director Mariella Puerto shares how Barr’s Climate Program is centering racial equity in its work.

May 04, 2021 | 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

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

Guest Author · former 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