Greenovate/City of Boston
The City of Boston is working to be a game changer for green innovation and make the City of Boston a model for the future. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) named Boston the most energy-efficient city in the United States, according to its new 2013 City Energy Efficiency Scorecard, a report that ranks 34 of the most populous U.S. cities on policies and other actions to save energy. The report is the first to rank cities exclusively on energy efficiency efforts.
The mission of the City of Boston's Environment, Energy and Open Space Cabinet is to preserve and enhance the resources of our built and natural environment, to promote affordable, efficient, reliable and safe energy systems, and to provide clean, green, safe and accessible open space for residents and visitors.
A new initiative, Adopt-a-Tree is a pilot program to encourage stewardship of young street trees planted by the City of Boston's Parks and Recreation Department. These trees, which are less than seven years in age, are the most vulnerable to water loss, weeds, and damage from the urban environment. Through the program's partners and interactive website, residents can find a tree to adopt and join a community of tree adopters in improving the streetscape. Thinking about adoption? Think street tree!
Greenovate Boston is a community-driven movement to get all Bostonians involved in reducing the city's greenhouse gas emissions 25% by 2020 and 80% by 2050, as outlined in Boston's Climate Action Plan. By laying out the necessary steps to reduce the causes of and to prepare for climate change, the Climate Action Plan gives Greenovate Boston a framework for building a greener, healthier, and more prosperous city. Check out Greenovate today!
We are proud to hold Boston GreenFest at City Hall Plaza to provide a platform for our city to coalesce around green initiatives. Thank you, City of Boston!