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from Twitter:
  • (@BosGreenRibbon): RT @MassGovernor: Launching a new $10 million initiative aimed at making MA a national leader in energy storage http…
  • (@BosGreenRibbon): RT @RenewBoston: #Boston named top US city for 2015 #energyefficiency! Thanks @ACEEEdc @GreenovateBos @BosGreenRibbon @MassSave @Barr… http…
  • (@BosGreenRibbon): RT @MariellaPuerto: Congrats @GreenovateBos, @BosGreenRibbon & @CSNDC for your leadership! “Boston Named Most Energy-Efficient City” http:/…
  • (@BosGreenRibbon): For Second Time, Boston Named Nation’s Most Energy-Efficient City by @ACEEEdc via @BarrFdn #bospoli
  • (@BosGreenRibbon): RT @MariellaPuerto: Congrats @GreenovateBos, @BosGreenRibbon & @CSNDC for your leadership! “Boston Named Most Energy-Efficient City” http:/…
  • (@BosGreenRibbon): Significant Time for #DistrictEnergy and #CHP as the U.S. Sets New Rules to Cut #Carbon Emissions
  • (@BosGreenRibbon): RT @MariellaPuerto: Congrats @GreenovateBos, @BosGreenRibbon & @CSNDC for your leadership! “Boston Named Most Energy-Efficient City” http:/…
  • (@BosGreenRibbon): Congrats @GreenovateBos, @BosGreenRibbon & @CSNDC for your leadership! “Boston Named Most Energy-Efficient City”
  • (@BosGreenRibbon): RT @newcitiesfound: Discover what goes into sustainable master planning with BSD City > by @sinarmas_land #ncs2015 h…
  • (@BosGreenRibbon): It must be a key player. "Is the #business sector key to tackling #climatechange?" via @wef
  • (@BosGreenRibbon): Boston partnering with the world's experts on living under sea level, @NLintheUSA
  • (@BosGreenRibbon): .@MassDOER: Congrats #Boston: #1 city for #energyefficiency, again. Bravo! @renewboston @BosGreenRibbon
  • (@BosGreenRibbon): RT @MassDOER: Congrats #Boston: #1 city for #energyefficiency, again. Bravo! @renewboston @GreenovateBos @BosGreenRibbon
  • (@BosGreenRibbon): Congratulations on #10YearsofResults!
  • (@BosGreenRibbon): RT @ClimateGroup: New tool tracks companies with most carbon risk: #ETindex #CWParis #cleanrevolution

Boston's Climate Action Plan

Boston has a lot at stake when it comes to climate change. With rising sea levels alone, more than $463 billion in Boston’s waterfront assets are at risk of flooding and damage. And such estimates do not even begin to account for the costs of more frequent severe weather events and the associated migrations and displacements of hundreds of thousands of people.

The Boston Green Ribbon Commission is a group of business, institutional and civic leaders in Boston working to develop shared strategies for fighting climate change in coordination with the city’s Climate Action Plan. The plan includes strong recommendations on how Bostonians can:

  • Increase efficiencies
  • Reduce emissions
  • Prepare for extreme weather and higher sea levels

Many cities have produced similar plans. But few have also enlisted the support and leadership of the local business community as effectively as Boston.

Learn more.

The Virtuous Cycle in Energy Efficiency

The Virtuous Cycle builds on many years of organizational change research at MIT to understand the factors that lead to enterprise success in Strategic Energy Management. This model creates a framework for understanding the organizational capacities that need to be in place for organizations to make consistent progress on deep reductions in energy consumption. Experience shows that organizations that invest in these core competencies can achieve energy efficiency gains well above the City's 2020 target of 25%.

Under a grant from the Barr Foundation, the GRC has partnered with the Environmental Defense Fund to facilitate a peer learning network with representation from the City of Boston, Massport, DCAMM, Comcast, Boston Housing Authority and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. As a result, this partnership has helped fine tune the model for the Virtuous Cycle in Energy Efficiency, which EDF developed in partnership with Jason Jay at the MIT Sloan School.

Learn more.

Read the Green Ribbon Commission’s
Recommendations to the New Governor