Category: Climate

Invisible Elephant in Climate Room Much Bigger Than We Thought

Mariella Puerto

Mariella Puerto

Co-Director of Climate

New report finds extent of natural gas leaks three times greater threat to climate goals than previously expected.

April 22, 2015 | Category: Climate

Making Our Streets Work for Everyone

Jackie DeWolfe

Jackie DeWolfe

Guest Author · Executive Director, LivableStreets Alliance

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

Boston set to create its first “Complete Street”

April 14, 2015 | Category: Climate

Readying for Rising Seas

Bud Ris

Bud Ris

Guest Author · Climate Advisor

Boston is the fourth most vulnerable city in the U.S. to the impacts of sea-level rise. How can we prepare?

March 31, 2015 | Category: Climate

Proving it Pays to Walk

Chris Leinberger

Christopher Leinberger

Guest Author · President, LOCUS

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

A conversation between Barr’s Mary Skelton Roberts and Chris Leinberger, lead author of a new report on Walkable Urban Places (a.k.a. “WalkUPs”), a promising pathway to a more vibrant, equitable, and low-carbon region.

March 24, 2015 | Category: Climate

Boston Preparing for the Storms Ahead

Mariella Puerto

Mariella Puerto

Co-Director of Climate

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.

February 13, 2015 | Category: Climate

Boston Hospitals Achieve Healthy Reductions in Energy Consumption

Mariella Puerto

Mariella Puerto

Co-Director of Climate

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.

January 20, 2015 | Category: Climate

Join the Conversation about Boston’s Transportation Future

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

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.

January 14, 2015 | Category: Climate

Districts—An Ambitious, but Achievable Scale for Energy Transformation

Mariella Puerto

Mariella Puerto

Co-Director of Climate

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.

December 17, 2014 | Category: Climate

From the President – December 2014

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

As 2014 draws to a close, three key decisions that will guide Barr into its next era.

December 15, 2014 | Category: From the President

Little Cities that Could (and Did) Show Leadership on Climate

Mariella Puerto

Mariella Puerto

Co-Director of Climate

Learn about a Barr grantee that has been creating its own climate playbook.

November 13, 2014 | Category: Climate