Category: Climate

Frame Shift. Then Power Shift.

Elena Letona

Elena Letona

Executive Director, Neighbor to Neighbor, Neighbor to Neighbor

Elena Letona, executive director of Neighbor to Neighbor (and a 2005 Barr Fellow), shares lessons learned from an old, industrial city in western Massachusetts, where community members, labor groups, elected officials, and others found common cause in a winning effort to go from “coal to sol!”

November 17, 2016 | Category: Climate

The Promise of Integrated Water Transportation in Boston

Jim Canales

Jim Canales

President & Trustee

On November 3, the Boston City Council’s Committee on Parks, Recreation, & Transportation held a hearing on water transportation in Boston Harbor. Jim Canales was invited to testify. Following are his remarks.

November 04, 2016 | Category: Climate

The Future of Electricity in the Northeast

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Mariella Puerto

Co-Director of Climate

New report and video explore rapidly evolving clean energy opportunities and challenges facing the region.

November 03, 2016 | Category: Climate

Successes in Philanthropy: Activating Civic Leadership

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Mariella Puerto

Co-Director of Climate

How Boston’s Green Ribbon Commission is helping the city meet ambitious goals to fight climate change.

November 01, 2016 | Category: Climate

A Vital Piece of Our Clean Energy Future Ready for Primetime: Energy Storage

Meredith Hatfield

Meredith Hatfield

Guest Author · Former Program Officer, Clean Energy, Barr Foundation

New report reveals the potential for energy storage to save people in Massachusetts millions in energy costs, reduce emissions, and accelerate the success of local, clean energy.

October 26, 2016 | Category: Climate

Meet the Newest Member of Barr’s Climate Team

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Lisa Jacobson

Senior Program Officer, Mobility, Barr Foundation

Eight questions with Lisa Jacobson, who recently joined Barr as Program Officer for Mobility.

October 11, 2016 | Category: Climate

19 Funders Pledge $53 Million to Expand Energy Efficiency

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Mariella Puerto

Co-Director of Climate

Barr Foundation joins coordinated effort to bring proven technologies, solutions to developing countries most vulnerable to climate change.

September 22, 2016 | Category: Climate

An Exit Interview with a Transportation Champion

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Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

Reflections, lessons learned, and advice from Kristina Egan at the close of her five-year tenure as Transportation for Massachusetts executive director.

September 08, 2016 | Category: Climate

New Findings Confirm Climate Risks Facing Boston

Bud Ris

Bud Ris

Guest Author · Climate Advisor

Projections establish a clear baseline for what climate effects Boston needs to plan for and when.

July 18, 2016 | Category: Climate

Taking Creativity to the Streets in Nashville

James Corless

James Corless

Guest Author · Director, Transportation for America

James Corless, director of Transportation for America, offers lessons from Nashville’s push for a bigger, better transit network.

July 06, 2016 | Category: Climate