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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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Boston, MA 02201-2031
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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.

Read the plan

News and announcements

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Apply today to serve on Community Advisory Board for green jobs

Apply today to serve on Community Advisory Board for green jobs

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Urban Forest Plan

Join the Urban Forest Plan Community Advisory Board

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City announces tribal and government partnership for an archeological climate action plan

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First citywide tree inventory underway

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