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

Immigrant Engagement in Public Open Space

Lauren Woody

Guest Author · Former Program Assistant

The first immigrants to arrive in Massachusetts brought with them a clear mental image of what public open space should look like and how it should be used.

December 08, 2010 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Green Guide for Health Care™

A best practices guide for healthy and sustainable building design, construction, and operations for the healthcare industry developed by Health Care Without Harm.

December 08, 2010 | Category: Climate

Unequal Exposure to Ecological Hazards

A new study by Northeastern University shows that environmental racism and injustice are still urgent problems. Of the 30 most environmentally overburdened communities in Massachusetts, 24 are communities of color. The top 30 list includes all of Boston's neighborhoods except one.

December 08, 2010 | Category: Climate

Building the Field of Dreams

A new report on Social Networks as a Source of Sector-Level Capacity in the After-School World.

December 08, 2010 | Category: Education

Boston Green and Healthy Building Network

The Boston Green & Healthy Building Network provides a platform for collaboration to promote green and healthy buildings for representatives from about ten Boston-area non-profit organizations and the City of Boston. This case study summarizes learnings and maps the evolution of the network's composition and dynamics since it was launched in 2005 at the initiative of the Barr Foundation.

December 08, 2010 | Category: Climate

Experiential Education in Boston's Pilot Schools: A Three-Year Demonstration Project

A report with the Center for Collaborative Education.

December 08, 2010 | Category: Climate

Moving Cooler: An Analysis of Transportation Strategies

Moving Cooler examines over 50 strategies for transportation reform.

December 08, 2010 | Category: Climate

Barr Foundation 2007 Grantee Perception Report

Barr engaged The Center for Effective Philanthropy to conduct our second Grantee Perception Report.

December 08, 2010 | Category: Barr News

Lawrence Community Works

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.

December 08, 2010 | Category: Climate

Understanding Cultural Competency in Experiential Environmental Education Programs

This report contains results from the assessments, recommendations for the environmental education field and a section on cultural competency metrics.

December 08, 2010 | Category: Climate