Category: Climate

In a Funding Portfolio, Diversity Drives Impact

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Mariella Puerto

Director of Climate

Five lessons from a partnership between the Barr Foundation and Community Labor United.

January 18, 2018 | Category: Climate

Barr’s New Climate Resilience Strategies

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Mariella Puerto

Director of Climate

Climate Program Co-Directors Mariella Puerto and Mary Skelton Roberts outline the rationale, priorities, and early steps of the Foundation’s newly-expanded focus on resilience.

January 05, 2018 | Category: Climate

From Planning to Action: Preparing Boston for a Changing Climate

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Mia Mansfield

Guest Author · Program Manager, Climate Ready Boston

Mia Mansfield, program manager for the City of Boston’s Climate Ready Boston initiative, talks about the findings, next steps, and key lessons from Boston’s most recent climate resilience report.

January 03, 2018 | Category: Climate

Time for Aspiration for Mobility in Massachusetts

Reflections on the urgency, and possibility of dramatic change in Massachusetts’ transportation system in 2018 and beyond.

December 22, 2017 | Category: Climate

Barr Foundation Expands Climate Program

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

With an initial $5 million commitment for 2018, Barr Foundation adds climate resilience as a third priority of its Climate program.

December 13, 2017 | Category: Climate

Riding the Bus Is About to Get Better for 30,000 Commuters

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Arlington, Everett, and Cambridge in partnership with Watertown, receive $100,000 grants to demonstrate BRT’s potential.

December 07, 2017 | Category: Climate

Because We All Love our Children

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Audrey Schulman

Guest Author · Co-Founder & President, Home Energy Efficiency Team

They entered the room as adversaries. They left as partners, committed, for their children’s sake, to solve a pressing climate challenge.

December 05, 2017 | Category: Climate

Sound Lessons from Seattle

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Tim Brennan

Guest Author · Executive Director, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission

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Kathryn Carlson

Guest Author · Director of Transportation, A Better City

Eight lessons from Massachusetts leaders on a study tour of mobility innovations in Seattle.

November 02, 2017 | Category: Climate

The Results Are In: All-Door Boarding a Boost for the MBTA’s Silver Line Bus

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Lisa Jacobson

Senior Program Officer, Mobility

For two weeks, Silver Line riders boarded the bus through three doors instead of one. Here’s how it changed the commuting experience.

October 12, 2017 | Category: Climate

Northeast States Extend Leadership on Clean Energy

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Mariella Puerto

Director of Climate

Ambitious new goals set for next phase of highly successful, market-based effort to reduce emissions and spur clean energy.

September 18, 2017 | Category: Climate