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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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Room 709
Boston, MA 02201-2031
United States
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.

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News and announcements

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urban wild clean up
Oct 10

Greenovate hosts another successful Urban Wild cleanup in Hyde Park

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Food Waste
Jul 22

Waste reduction in Boston

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Leaf and yard waste placed out properly
Jun 18

Boston’s first-ever Zero Waste Plan announced

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Members of the BBR Reuse Center with Commissioner Carl Spector and Mayor Walsh
Jun 12

2019 Greenovate Award winners

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