Hear from staff and partners about aspirations, accomplishments, and lessons learned along the way.

A Critical Piece in the Sustainability Puzzle

Heiner Baumann

Heiner Baumann

Guest Author · Former Director of Global Programs

Barr’s Director of Global Programs discusses a new framework developed by Barr grantee Global Footprint Network that will measure the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

October 08, 2015 | Category: Global

Dear 2015 Boston — A Dispatch From Your Future

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

I’ve been given the unique opportunity to write you a letter from your future city—Boston in the year 2050, to be exact.

October 06, 2015 | Category: Climate

Radio Silence Not Required

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

At Barr, we don’t think strategic planning requires going quiet until the work is done.

September 23, 2015 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Announcing $6.5 Million in New Grants

Trevor Pollack

Trevor Pollack

Program Officer and Manager of Special Projects

At their September 2015 board meeting, Barr’s trustees approved 16 grants totaling $6.5 million.

September 23, 2015 | Category: Barr News

New Reports Offer Primer for Clean Energy Future

Amy Longsworth, director of the Boston Green Ribbon Commission, introduces a new series of reports to inform critical debates about the path to a cleaner, more reliable, more affordable energy future for our region.

September 15, 2015 | Category: Climate

What Does It Take to Bring Good Ideas to Scale?

Chris Smith

Chris Smith

Guest Author · President & Executive Director, Boston After School & Beyond

Chris Smith shares how the Summer Learning Project helped 6,500 Boston children return to school ready and motivated to learn.

September 10, 2015 | Category: Education

Pope Rallies Mayors to Lead on Climate Change

Johanna Partin

Johanna Partin

Guest Author · Director of Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance, Urban Sustainability Directors Network

Following his new Encyclical on the urgency for action on climate, and with global talks on the horizon, Pope Francis gathered leaders from cities that are already taking up the challenge.

September 02, 2015 | Category: Climate

Meet the Newest Member of Barr’s Arts Team

San San Wong

E. San San Wong

Director of Arts & Creativity

A conversation with Jaime Cortez.

August 19, 2015 | Category: Arts & Creativity

A New Cohort of Barr Fellows Commences with Learning Journey

Kerri Hurley

Kerri Hurley

Director of Grants Management

Barr’s director of grants management, Kerri Hurley, reflects on travels through Bolivia with the 2015 Barr Fellows.

August 04, 2015 | Category: Barr Fellowship

Why Art Should Imitate the New America

Alexandra Juckno

Alexandra Juckno

Program Assistant, Arts & Creativity

National trends and demographic data shared by Dr. Manuel Pastor continue to resonate with the Boston arts community.

July 29, 2015 | Category: Arts & Creativity