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

A Time for Aspiration

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Jim Canales

President & Trustee

Amidst turbulent times and daunting challenges, we all must commit to greater ambition, bolder action, and impatience with the status quo.

January 30, 2019 | Category: From the President

It's Time to Transform Transportation in Massachusetts

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Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

At the end of 2018, Massachusetts released a bold vision for the future of transportation in the Commonwealth. To make that vision a reality, it’s our move.

January 28, 2019 | Category: Climate

A Risk that Expanded the Boundaries of Excellence

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Maure Aronson

Executive Director, World Music/CRASHarts

Sixth in a new series featuring stories from Greater Boston arts organizations that received special funding to pursue an artistic risk.

January 22, 2019 | Category: Arts & Creativity

Massachusetts’ Next Energy Efficiency Plan Could Bring Unprecedented Savings to the Commonwealth

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Amy Boyd

Senior Attorney, Acadia Center

Acadia Center's Senior Attorney shares an assessment of state efforts to create an energy efficiency plan that provides energy savings and benefits for every Massachusetts resident.

January 16, 2019 | Category: Climate

A People’s Guide for the People’s Harbor

Victoria Wu shares a new guide from Conservation Law Foundation to help visitors and residents understand and advocate for their rights on the Boston Harbor waterfront.

January 15, 2019 | Category: Special Initiatives

The Why, What, and How of a High School Portrait of a Graduate

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Jenny Curtin

Senior Program Officer, Education

Explore key insights and a recording from a webinar led by a recent college graduate of an innovative school, a local educator, and leaders of national nonprofits.

January 08, 2019 | Category: Education

New Photo-Essay Explores Boston Waterfront

Trevor Pollack

Trevor Pollack

Guest Author · Former Program Officer and Manager of Special Projects

Through photography, artist Leonardo March captures the human experience on Boston’s waterfront.

December 19, 2018 | Category: Special Initiatives

Barr Awards $13.7 Million in Fourth Quarter of 2018

New grants include support to activate creative placemaking in New England, develop a diverse, skilled pipeline of educators, and strengthen leadership networks in the social sector.

December 11, 2018 | Category: Barr News

States Competing to Lead in Offshore Wind

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Catherine Bowes

Program Director, Offshore Wind Energy, National Wildlife Federation

Catherine Bowes of the National Wildlife Federation on why offshore wind is taking off across the US, and what’s ahead for this game-changing source of clean, renewable energy.

December 05, 2018 | Category: Climate

"#1 For Some" Is Not Good Enough

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Kate Dobin

Senior Program Officer, Education

Recent reports fuel efforts to link all students in Massachusetts to success in college, career, and life.

November 29, 2018 | Category: Education