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The Green Ribbon Commission accelerates Boston toward a climate safe, carbon free, equitable future


Welcome to Our New Members

The GRC is pleased to welcome both Massachusetts Climate Chief Melissa Hoffer and Secretary Rebecca Tepper, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, as Members. Their collective leadership and presence on the GRC will further strengthen our private-public partnership and help advance climate policy priorities for the City of Boston and the Commonwealth.

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“Among youths of colour, the climate crisis is now viewed as an existential threat that is directly linked to economic and racial justice.”

– Theodore C. Landsmark, Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs; Director, Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy, Northeastern University

Read more in the "Our Shared History" report


GRC and Embrace Boston Present: Our Shared History Report – Using Boston’s Climate Opportunities to Address Systemic Racism

Completed in collaboration with Embrace Boston, GRC’s “Our Shared History” report aims to open a dialog among a wide variety of stakeholders in Boston’s future who hope to use the shift to a resilient post-carbon economy as an opportunity to eradicate the harms of racism embedded in our built environment. The report addresses three main topics: patterns of racial injustice, climate inequities, and equitable climate action opportunities. We are now in an era of systemic transformation of Boston, compelled by climate change. In creating this report, the GRC hopes the historical account will serve to inform our shared vision of progress.

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CCAP Enrollment Open

Enrollment Now Open for GRC’s 2023/2024 Collaborative CAP Program for Cultural Institutions

Applications are now open for Boston area Cultural Institutions to enroll in the GRC’s 2023/2024 Collaborative CAP cohort through June 30, 2023. For the past two years, the GRC has offered a program on Collaborative Climate Action Planning to Boston’s cultural and educational institutions. Based in behavior theory and organizational change management – with climate experts as guest faculty – the program reduces barriers to taking organizational climate action and results in a Climate Action Plan framework, an essential roadmap for cultural organizations. This process creates a peer learning community in which to comfortably expand and deepen education around mitigation, resiliency, and climate justice work.

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