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Mayor Walsh to appoint Austin Blackmon as new Chief of Environment and Energy
November 24, 2014 - Mayor's Office
BOSTON -- Today Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the appointment of Austin Blackmon to serve as the City’s new Chief of Environment, Energy and Open Space, succeeding Brian Swett when he steps down at the end of the year. This position overse...
Mayor Walsh Unveils Boston's Newest Green Alley
November 21, 2014 - Mayor's Office
Today Mayor Martin J. Walsh celebrated the ribbon cutting of the City’s new Porous Alley along with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) Assistant Commissioner for Resource Protection, Bethany Card, the Charles ...
Mayor Walsh Launches Regional Climate Preparedness Effort
October 29, 2014 - Mayor's Office
Today, on the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the City of Boston will be convening a regional summit to better prepare Greater Boston for the impacts of climate change. The announcement ...
Mayor Walsh Accelerates City's LED Streetlight Retrofit Program
October 21, 2014 - Mayor's Office
Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced that the Public Works Department (PWD) has retrofitted 38,838 of its 64,000 streetlights to Light-emitting Diode (LED) technology, which use less energy, last longer, and provide better lighting for Boston&rsq...
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East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library Awarded Prestigious LEED® Green Building Certification
September 30, 2014 - Mayor's Office
BOSTON – Today Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced that the East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library earned LEED Gold certification.   Established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification In...
Mayor Walsh Unveils New Boston Solar Map
September 16, 2014 - Mayor's Office
BOSTON--Mayor Martin J. Walsh today launched Solar SystemTM Boston, a new map which enables homeowners and businesses to quickly and easily understand their r...
Mayor Walsh Expands Boston's Community Compost Program with New Pilot
September 12, 2014 - Mayor's Office
BOSTON--Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced today that the City of Boston is piloting new approaches to a community compost program in Boston. This fall, the City will be collecting residential food waste at two communal residentia...
City of Boston Appeals Preliminary FEMA Flood Maps
August 27, 2014 - Mayor's Office
BOSTON-- The City of Boston yesterday filed an appeal with the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of the 2013 Preliminary Flo...
"Designing with Water" In Boston and Around the World
August 01, 2014 - Mayor's Office
BOSTON, MA – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced that the City of Boston, in partnership with the Boston Redevelopment Authority and the Boston Harbor Association, will be holding an international design competition for climate preparednes...
Mayor Walsh Celebrates Sustainability Leaders at Greenovate Boston Community Summit
June 03, 2014 - Mayor's Office
BOSTON – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today hosted the Greenovate Boston Community Summit to celebrate Boston’s sustainability movement and the development of a forward-looking vision for climate action across all Boston neighborhoods. As par...
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