Greenovate Boston

Greenovate Boston is a collective movement and innovative solution to ensure a greener, healthier and more prosperous future for the city by meeting the City’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2020. Propelled by creativity and drive, Greenovate Boston will encourage continued sustainable growth within the city, making Boston the greenest in the United States.

The City has developed strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase efficiencies, and prepare for extreme weather and higher sea levels by working with representatives from all sectors and neighborhoods of Boston.

Boston’s top business, civic, and institutional leaders have also joined forces in the Green Ribbon Commission to fight climate change and support the City’s Climate Action Plan. The Plan lays out the necessary steps to reduce the risks of and prepare for climate-related change.  It strives to achieve significant economic benefits to ensure that the city’s economic and social infrastructure remains strong.

Boston Bikes

Boston Bikes was created three years ago as a part of the City’s vision for a vibrant and healthy city that benefits all its citizens. It seeks to make Boston a world-class bicycling city by creating safe and inviting conditions for all residents and visitors.

New Urban Mechanics (MONUM)

New Urban Mechanics (MONUM) is an approach to civic innovation focused on delivering transformative City services to Boston’s residents. MONUM pilots civic innovations that offer the potential to improve radically the quality of City services. They focus on three major issue areas: Participatory Urbanism, Infrastructure 2.0, and Education.

Boston Public Health Commission

Boston Public Health Commission, the country’s oldest health department, is an independent public agency providing a wide range of health services and programs. BPHC is currently promoting active transportation as one of many tools to fight endemic obesity.

WalkBoston

WalkBoston is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to improving walking conditions in cities and towns across Massachusetts. Founded in 1990, our goal is to make walking and pedestrian needs a basic part of the transportation discussion.

LivableStreets Alliance

LivableStreets Alliance is a non-profit organization that believes urban transportation has the power to make Metro Boston more connected — and more livable. We challenge people to think differently and to demand a system that balances transit, walking, and biking with automobiles. We promote safe, convenient, and affordable transportation for all users in urban Boston.

Boston Cyclists Union

Boston Cyclists Union aims to promote the everyday use of bicycles by advocating for safe, convenient, and enjoyable cycling facilities in all of Boston’s neighborhoods. The Union envisions a Boston that is world renowned for year round cycling, a place where people ride for fun, exercise, and transportation.

MassBike

The Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition (MassBike) promotes a bicycle-friendly environment and encourages bicycling for fun, fitness and transportation

Charles River Watershed Association

CRWA’s mission is to use science, advocacy and the law to protect, preserve and enhance the Charles River and its watershed. One of the country’s oldest watershed organizations, Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA) was formed in 1965 in response to public concern about the declining condition of the Charles. Since its earliest days of advocacy, CRWA has figured prominently in major clean-up and watershed protection efforts, working with government officials and citizen groups from 35 Massachusetts watershed towns from Hopkinton to Boston. CRWA specializes in Urban Water Environment, Science-based Management, Water Law/Regulation/Policy, Parklands and Recreation, Fisheries and Habitat, and Advocacy.

Northeast Electric Vehicle Partnership

The Northeast Regional Electric Vehicle (NEREV) partnership between Boston, New York City, and Philadelphia is a USDN funded project to foster an area-based approach to electric vehicle planning.  Electric vehicle (EV) adoption in one city helps increase adoption in the others.  Not only does it higher demand reduce the cost of EVs for all cities, it also makes it easier for an EV driver from one city to charge in another.  New York, Philadelphia, and Boston are excited to be working together to increase our use of clean energy and decrease our carbon footprints.

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