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Franklin Park ecology small group discussion

We are diving deep into topic areas of the Franklin Park Action Plan with small group discussion sessions.

Join us for a discussion about the Franklin Park Action Plan's Ecology analysis findings.

Register for the event

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online via Zoom
Boston, MA
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Lauren Bryant
Neighborhood:
Citywide
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Franklin Park connections small group discussion

We are diving deep into topic areas of the Franklin Park Action Plan with small group discussion sessions.

Join us for a discussion about the Franklin Park Action Plan's Connections analysis findings:

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1:00pm - 2:00pm
Online via Zoom
Boston, MA
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Lauren Bryant
Neighborhood:
Citywide
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Franklin Park communities small group discussion

We are diving deep into topic areas of the Franklin Park Action Plan with small group discussion sessions.

Join us for a discussion about the Franklin Park Action Plan's History analysis findings.

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7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online via Zoom
Boston, MA
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Lauren Bryant
Neighborhood:
Citywide
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Franklin Park history small group discussion

We are diving deep into topic areas of the Franklin Park Action Plan with small group discussion sessions.

Join us for a discussion about the Franklin Park Action Plan's History analysis findings:

Register for the event

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Online via Zoom
Boston, MA
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Lauren Bryant
Neighborhood:
Citywide
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Canceled:
A changing climate: Anti-racism and Boston's environmental justice

Reason for cancellation: Contact organizer

"A Changing Climate: Anti-Racism and Boston's Environmental Justice" will address the topic of how systemic racism affects Boston's climate and environmental work to create disparate realities for Black communities in Boston. Black communities in Boston are disproportionately climate and environmental justice communities, as the projections of all of the greatest climate impacts will drastically impact this community. This is common not only in these impacts, but also within the realm of rampant income and wealth disparities, gentrification and displacement, and many other societal impacts. At the core, each of these come from the same source: systemic racism.

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As Boston has pledged to be a leader in combatting racism and racism has been listed as a public health crisis, this conversation serves as the beginning of an effort to combat the racism that exists in climate and environmental work. This is all to take powerful steps forward to completely rid Boston of the insidious residue of racism. Anti-racism is powerful in how we must accomplish these lofty goals, as it aims to change the structures that allow for racism, in all of its forms, to pervade our society. We must integrate this ideology and practice into all facets of our society to counteract the effects racism has had on the Black community's ability to be strong, thriving, and resilient to any danger. 

If you are interested in participating in this conversation, please complete our registration form. If you have any questions, feel free to email David Corbie at David.Corbie@Boston.Gov. 

5:30pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Link Forwarded Following Registration
Boston,
Price:
FREE
Contact:
David Corbie
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Building Emissions Policy Open House

The City of Boston is developing a new policy to cut carbon pollution from large buildings.

This open house is the first of three. During this open house, you can learn more about the building performance standard, the process to develop it, and help inform the City’s process moving forward. 

Large buildings in Boston are the biggest emitters of carbon pollution and they also represent the buildings that have the largest opportunity to cut their carbon emissions. This pollution comes from the oil and gas we burn to heat and power our homes and offices.

We're developing this policy as part of the implementation of Strategy #5 in the 2019 Climate Action Plan Update: Develop a carbon emissions performance standard to decarbonize existing large buildings. Learn more about our work to reduce emissions.

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Virtual Event
Boston, 02201
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Kat Eshel
Neighborhood:
Citywide
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Greenovate Boston Youth Climate Leaders seminar

Join a climate leadership session to support the next generation of climate leaders!

The Youth Climate Leaders Program is meant to develop and give the necessary tools to take climate leadership in a constantly changing climate. The program culminates in workshops that expose them to different leaders in the climate and environment field to start preparing them for the future of climate change. They will also learn how to organize climate actions and undertake/support the efforts that they are leading. Due to the vulnerability that youth pose, not only now, but in the future as the impacts of climate change are exacerbated, they must take leadership now and develop the framework by which they address climate change.

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This seminar will highlight the current climate and sustainability work happening in the City of Boston, and the people that do this work. Attendees will learn the individual paths that each of the presenters took to get to their current positions. This will help explain the pathway each presenter took to get into their field and best practices for today's youth to achieve the same. Presenters will be split up based on Greenovate vision areas: Connected City; Prepared City; Smart Energy City; Mobile City; Zero Waste City.

The Youth Climate Leaders Seminar will take place:
  • Thursday, June 11th, 2020, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Virtual - Link will be forwarded to your email
Order of Speaking:
  • WELCOME - 9 - 9:30 a.m.
  • CONNECTED CITY - 9:30 - 10 a.m.
    • Greenovate Boston: David Corbie
    • Boston Public Schools: Katherine Walsh
  • SMART ENERGY CITY - 10 - 10:30 a.m.
    • Energy Boston: Chris Kramer
    • Community Choice Electricity: Aidan Smith 
  • ZERO WASTE CITY - 10:30 - 11 a.m.
    • Zero Waste Boston: Victoria Phillips and Laura Alves
    • Clean Water Action: Alex Papali
  • PREPARED CITY - 11 - 11:30 a.m.
    • Climate Ready Boston: Peyton Jones and Zoe Davis
    • Speak For The Trees: David Meshoulam
  • MOBILE CITY - 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    • Carbon Free Boston: Katherine Eshel
    • LivableStreets Alliance: Kristiana Lachiusa and Shavel'le Olivier

If you have any questions, feel free to email David Corbie at David.Corbie@Boston.Gov.

9:00am - 12:00pm
Online
Invite Forwarded After Registering
Boston, MA 02201
Price:
FREE
Contact:
David Corbie
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Canceled:
Greenovate Boston Youth Climate Leaders workshop

Reason for cancellation: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this event has been canceled.

The Youth Climate Leaders Program is meant to develop and give the necessary tools to take climate leadership in a constantly changing climate. The program culminates in workshops that expose them to different leaders in the climate and environment field to start preparing them for the future of climate change. They will also learn how to organize climate actions and undertake/support the efforts that they are leading. Due to the vulnerability that youth pose, not only now, but in the future as the impacts of climate change are exacerbated, they must take leadership now and develop the framework by which they address climate change.

This event will be for focus on leadership development for High School students in the Boston area. If you are interested in attending this workshop, sign up online:

Register online today


This workshop is a part of the Equity Dialogue initiative, which addresses climate change from the inherent inequities of climate change. Though climate change will affect all Bostonians, many Bostonians are more vulnerable to climate change. Climate change will have a greater negative effect on these groups. The Equity Dialogues focus on the most climate vulnerable populations to encourage greater dialogue on the importance of social equity in addressing climate change. This is with the goal of utilizing the conversations to foster greater social resilience for Boston communities.

These populations include:
  • older adults
  • youth
  • people of color
  • women
  • people with disabilities (mobility, cognitive, sensory), and
  • citizens experiencing homelessness.

If you are interested in participating in this conversation or interested in hosting an Equity Dialogue conversation for your community members, please make sure to complete our online registration. There is an Equity Dialogue for each of the most vulnerable groups to climate change.

10:00am - 2:00pm
Bruce Bolling Building, 2nd Floor Committee Room
2300 Washington Street
Boston, 02119
Price:
FREE
Contact:
David Corbie
Neighborhood:
Roxbury
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Leaf and yard waste drop-off

We hold drop-off events throughout the year, starting in April.

Drop-off events are available to Boston residents. The events run from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Leaf and yard waste tips
  • Common yard waste material includes leaves and grass clippings, branches, and yard brush.
  • Place leaves and yard debris in large paper bags. Do not use plastic bags.  
  • Tie branches with string. The maximum size for branches is three feet with a one-inch diameter.
10:00am - 2:00pm
500 American Legion Highway
Mattapan, MA 02131
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Public Works
Neighborhood:
Citywide
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Leaf and yard waste drop-off

We hold drop-off events throughout the year, starting in April.

Drop-off events are available to Boston residents. The events run from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Leaf and yard waste tips
  • Common yard waste material includes leaves and grass clippings, branches, and yard brush.
  • Place leaves and yard debris in large paper bags. Do not use plastic bags.  
  • Tie branches with string. The maximum size for branches is three feet with a one-inch diameter.
10:00am - 2:00pm
500 American Legion Highway
Mattapan, MA 02131
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Public Works
Neighborhood:
Citywide
Posted:
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