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

With More Control, Communities Choose Clean Energy

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Darlene Lombos

Executive Secretary-Treasurer, Greater Boston Labor Council

Darlene Lombos, the Executive Director of Community Labor United and Class of 2017 Barr Fellow, makes the case for Community Choice Energy as a tool for empowering communities and meeting climate goals.

March 13, 2018 | Category: Climate

The Transportation Dividend

New study quantifies the significant economic and quality-of-life benefits Greater Boston and Massachusetts enjoy thanks to investments in transportation.

March 06, 2018 | Category: Climate

What Does Climate Change Mean for Coastal Communities?

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Emily Sidla

Climate Program Manager

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Erika Spanger-Siegfried

Guest Author · Senior Climate Analyst, Union of Concerned Scientists

A conversation with Erika Spanger-Siegfried on findings from a landmark report on flood risks and adaptation strategies for coastal communities and the opportunities for climate resilience in Boston and beyond.

February 26, 2018 | Category: Climate

Luck is Not a Strategy for Climate Change

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Mariella Puerto

Director of Climate

Last month's Nor'easter was an urgent reminder of the work still left to be done to prepare Boston for climate change.

February 08, 2018 | 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