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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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1 City Hall Square
Room 709
Boston, MA 02201-2031
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Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

2019 Climate Action Plan

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

Read the plan

News and announcements

News
Recipients of Community Clean Air Grant announced

Recipients of Community Clean Air Grant announced

Environment
New development review guidelines launched to reduce traffic, congestion

New development review guidelines launched to reduce traffic, congestion

Transportation
Ordinance requiring zero emissions for large buildings by 2050 signed

Ordinance requiring zero emissions for large buildings by 2050 signed

Environment

Urban Forest Plan: first street tree inventory completed!

Parks and Recreation
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