May 23, 2012
Boston may be just another “concrete jungle” to some, but there is no doubt that it repeatedly tries to incorporate sustainability wherever possible. Most recently, Boston is expanding its green endeavors with Greenovate Boston.
In April, Mayor Thomas M. Menino unveiled a new plan for Boston called Greenovate Boston. So, what is this new green plan? As the website states “[it’s] a collective movement to ensure a greener, healthier, and more prosperous future for the city by meeting Mayor Menino’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 25 percent by 2020.”
Originally developed with pro-bono support from Mullen Advertising as a campaign, the green plan has expanded to encourage sustainable growth in hopes of “making [Boston] the greenest on the planet.”
Greenovate looks to connect Bostonians with eco-friendly strategies to help lower carbon emissions, save money and also support the local economy by working with the entire city and its residents.
The City of Boston has already built plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase efficiencies and prepare for extreme weather and higher sea levels. Click here to learn about the city’s Environmental & Energy Services, Green Ribbon Commission and Climate Action Plan.
This isn’t the first time Boston is being recognized for its sustainable initiatives, but in 2011 the Economist Intelligence United ranked the city as “the fifth-greenest city in the United States.” Hopefully, Greenovate will help Boston reach the top spot.
To learn more, visit Greenovate Boston and also browse through their “how to” tips to improve your greenness while at work and at home.