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Environment

Our department's mission is to enhance the quality of life in Boston by protecting our air, water, and land resources and addressing climate change. 

We are carrying out the Mayor’s vision for environmental protection. We maintain Boston's wealth of historic sites, buildings, landscapes, and waterways.

Our team also takes action on climate change. Boston is committed to reducing the carbon pollution that contributes to climate change and preparing for its impacts. We want to build a more sustainable, resilient, and healthier city now and for future generations of Bostonians.

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2019 Climate Action Plan

We've detailed 18 strategies to increase carbon reduction from buildings and transportation over the next five years.

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Help us design cooler, healthier neighborhoods in the face of climate change

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Solar panels at the Boston Police headquarters

City of Boston completes $11 million investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades across 14 City buildings

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Two easy ways to get involved with climate-ready planning

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Trees in the City of Boston

Firms selected to develop Boston's first Urban Forest Plan

Parks and Recreation
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