Climate & Energy

The City of Boston is striving towards carbon neutrality while preparing for climate change and preserving our natural resources and historic sites. 

Learn more about Boston climate action from the City of Boston’s Department of Energy, Environment, and Open Space.

City of Boston Climate Action Plan & Guide

Boston’s 2019 Climate Action Plan update will set us on the path toward carbon neutrality.

Want to take action now? Check out the new Climate Action Guide with tips for home, work, and school.

Concerned about extreme temperatures and emergency preparedness? Visit

Carbon Free Boston

Carbon Free Boston is an initiative to prepare the City to go carbon neutral by 2050.

Climate Ready Boston

Climate Ready Boston is an ongoing initiative to develop resilient solutions to prepare the City of Boston for climate change.

Zero Waste Boston

Zero Waste Boston is an initiative to transform Boston into a zero waste city through planning, policy, and community engagement.


  • School activities and resources from Mass Save: Teacher Trainings, Funding, and Lesson Plans
  • National Grid: Engineering Our Future
  • Professional Development and Curriculum
  • Eversource-in-School Programs
  • K-12 Lighting Toolkit

BPS Energy & Water Conservation Poster



Greenovate Boston is Mayor Walsh’s initiative to get all Bostonians involved in eliminating the pollution that causes global climate change, while continuing to make Boston a healthy, thriving, and innovative city. Greenovate Boston offers a number of ways to get involved, from volunteering, to joining programs and events, to applying for climate leadership positions.

The Greenovate Boston Leaders Program aims to increase Bostonians’ understanding of the climate impacts in Boston and the actions required to mitigate the impacts. We want to involve you as part of the collective action needed in advancing citywide climate action initiatives. The Leaders program gives you the materials and support you need to lead and collaborate with your community on climate action.

Following a successful pilot in 2018-2019, BPS will offer Greenovate Boston Youth Leaders trainings at interested BPS high schools and middle schools during the 2019-2020 academic year, putting the emphasis on youth leadership and agency. 


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