The Green Ribbon Commission works closely with many organizations in developing and executing its agenda, including those below.
The City leads Boston’s climate action agenda through the development and implementation of the Boston Climate Action Plan. The Commission works closely with the City to identify strategies that can best support the climate plan implementation. Learn more.
Renew Boston is a unique partnership between a municipality (the City of Boston) and investor-owned utilities (NSTAR and National Grid) for the co-delivery of energy efficiency home and business improvements. The mission of Renew Boston is to support and leverage the resources of utility energy efficiency programs to help Boston residents, businesses and institutions save energy and save money, and achieve the aggressive clean energy strategies in the City of Boston Climate Action Plan. The Commission has worked closely with Renew Boston on the development of its strategies for energy efficiency in the large commercial/industrial sector.
Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) is an international coalition of more than 470 organizations in 52 countries working to transform the health care sector so it does no harm, and instead promotes the health of people and the environment. Headquartered in Boston, they have led efforts on the “greening” of the health care sector. Through a grant from the Barr Foundation, HCWH staffs the Commission’s Health Care Working Group.
A Better City (ABC) works to improve the economic competitiveness and quality of life of the Boston region by advancing significant transportation, land development and environmental policies, projects and initiatives. Their Challenge for Sustainability is working with major property owners and tenants to implement strategies for reduced energy and water use in downtown office buildings. Through a grant from the Barr Foundation, ABC staffs the Commission’s Commercial Real Estate Working Group.