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Our department's mission is to enhance the quality of life in Boston by protecting air, water, climate and land resources, and by preserving and improving the integrity of Boston's architectural and historic resources.

We maintain Boston's wealth of historic sites, buildings, landscapes, and waterways through protective designation and review processes.

We are focused on implementing the Mayor’s commitment to sustainable development, climate protection, and the environment by reviewing environmental impact assessments, issuing permits and providing information and referral services on environmental issues.

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

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Mayor Walsh poses for photos with award winners at the annual Greenovate Boston Awards at Fenway Park in Boston in 2016.
Mar 13

2017 Mayor's Greenovate Award nominations open

City Hall's exterior lights
Jan 10

City of Boston achieves energy efficiency gains with capital improvements to its iconic buildings

Public Facilities
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Climate Ready Boston releases report to prepare City for effects of climate change

Sherrin Woods of Hyde Park
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Sherrin Woods receives $250K grant

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Greenovate Boston

Greenovate Boston provides resources for all residents to participate in the City of Boston’s climate action goals.