For the first time in the life of its energy efficiency scorecard, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) named a state other than California in the number one spot. In a first guest post, Jeremy McDiarmid, Massachusetts Director of Barr-grantee Environment Northeast talks about what it took and what it means that Massachusetts is now the national leader on energy efficiency.
Barr Fellows with links to Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood (a.k.a. “JP”) were recently featured in the JP Gazette.
An interview between Barr’s Deputy Director Melinda Marble and Jesús Gerena of Family Independence Initiative, with Stefan Lanfer, knowledge officer.
The Boston Globe names Lyndia Downie, Bill Walczak, and Margarita Muñiz to prestigious list.
Like many cities, Boston has a Climate Action Plan. Yet, the City has more than a plan for reducing its carbon footprint. It also has the engagement of multiple sectors of the community and their shared commitment to make big changes. A new report commissioned by the Barr Foundation details how.
A new report from Living Cities and the Institute for Sustainable Communities
A new report from the National Wildlife Federation
The Barr Fellows Program honors the contributions of some of the most gifted and experienced leaders in the Boston area.
Unchecked Climate change will put world at ‘tipping point’, WWF and Allianz report says.
The problem that Lawrence, Massachusetts faces is familiar: how to restore a dying industrial city. But the answer is far from what community and economic developers are accustomed to trying. In quite unconventional ways, it builds heavily upon the social connections of individuals throughout the city to develop new leadership, vision, and change.