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

King Tides Preview Rising Seas

Jim Canales

James E. Canales

President & Trustee

Boston’s recent “King Tides” provided a glimpse into the near-future—what scientists predict will be the “new normal” of daily high tides by mid-century.

November 21, 2016 | Category: Climate

Frame Shift. Then Power Shift.

Elena Letona

Elena Letona

Guest Author · Executive Director, 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

Barr Seeks Proposals from Innovative Schools and Programs

Leah Hamilton

Leah Hamilton

Director of Education

Foundation issues RFP for planning and design of schools and programs in New England focused on connecting students off track to graduation to success in high school and beyond.

November 14, 2016 | Category: Education

The Promise of Integrated Water Transportation in Boston

Jim Canales

James E. 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

Mariella Puerto

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

Mariella Puerto

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

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

What do Artists and Creative Workers in New England need to Thrive Here?

Dee Schneidman

Dee Schneidman

Guest Author · Program Director for Research and Creative Economy, New England Foundation for the Arts

New England Foundation for the Arts’ director of research introduces “Creatives Count”—a new survey of area creatives to bring more resources and attention to their sector.

October 21, 2016 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Meet the Newest Member of Barr’s Climate Team

Lisa Jacobson

Lisa Jacobson

Program Officer, Mobility, Barr Foundation

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

October 11, 2016 | Category: Climate

New Opportunity for Boston Nonprofits to Strengthen their Leadership Teams

Trevor Pollack

Trevor Pollack

Manager of Special Projects

The Bridgespan Group seeks applications for six cohorts of Leading for Impact–Boston, with participation subsidized by Barr and five area funders.

October 06, 2016 | Category: Cross-Program Initiatives