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Press Release: Report Outlines Environmental Effects of Systemic Racism in Boston, Highlights Climate Action Opportunities

Boston Green Ribbon Commission (GRC) and Embrace Boston Survey “Our Shared History” as Launching Point to Build a Carbon-Free City and Redress Long-Standing Inequities BOSTON, MA (March 29, 2023) – The Boston Green Ribbon Commission (GRC) and Embrace Boston today released “Our Shared History: Using Boston Climate Opportunities to Address Systemic Racism,” a comprehensive survey
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Congratulations Kate Walsh

The GRC extends our deepest congratulations to Kate Walsh, Boston Medical Center (BMC) CEO and long-time GRC Member, for her appointment to Secretary of Health and Human Services by Governor Maura Healey. Walsh has been a leader in Boston’s innovative health care sector for decades, and she’s also been a champion for addressing the public health impact of climate change and for pushing forward BMC’s aggressive climate action goals.

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“Climate change is not just an environmental issue — it’s a public health issue, an energy security issue, an issue inextricably linked with emergency preparedness, land use, agriculture, workforce development, clean tech innovation, transportation, housing, education and more.”

– Melissa Hoffer, Governor-elect Healey’s recently named Climate Chief

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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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RFP Opportunity

GRC Request for Proposals: Climate Justice Best Practice Network

The Boston Green Ribbon Commission (GRC) is seeking the services of a consultant to work with GRC staff and GRC members participating in a Climate Justice Network (CJN) in the establishment of such a network. The successful respondent will have demonstrated experience in anchor institution theory and practice and successful implementation of climate justice initiatives. The GRC seeks the services of a consultant to facilitate the creation of the network, ensure participating members are achieving key deliverables and document the network structure and best practices as they are developed.

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