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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 Mayor Walsh’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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City Hall is only open to the public on Tuesdays and Fridays, from 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

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Solar Canopy to be installed at Boston Police headquarters

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Directors Chair: Updates coming to Bay Village historic district guidelines

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BFI Smart Flower

Landmarks Project Spotlight: Solar flower at the Benjamin Franklin Institute

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What we heard at the first Climate Ready Dorchester Open House

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