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MAPC Releases Toolkit for Tackling Rising Temps with Art

MAPC Releases Toolkit for Tackling Rising Temps with Art As cities across the country experience more frequent and intense weather events due to climate change, the arts offer opportunities to support cities’ climate resilience efforts. Flooding, hurricanes, extreme heat: collaborations with artists and creatives can address these concerns and more.  How? Artists can impact the […]

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Video: From Snow Days to Heat Waves

Take the Survey! How do you experience heat? How do you cool down? We’re working with the Metro Mayors Coalition to create a plan to address heat-related health concerns and reduce heat islands in Metro Boston. We need to hear from you! Take the Survey Summer temperatures in the Northeast are increasing, along with extreme […]

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Regional Organizations Launch Summer Heat Preparedness Week

With memories of last summer’s record temperatures still fresh and Summer 2021 off to a hot start with temperatures already hitting 90 degrees over the weekend, a coalition of Greater Boston non-profit organizations and institutions are collaborating on a week of talks and activities designed to help communities and individuals understand the risks of and […]

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Public Health and Equity Impact of Climate Change Highlighted as Regional Organizations Launch Summer Heat Preparedness Week

Public Health and Equity Impact of Climate Change Highlighted as Regional Organizations Launch Summer Heat Preparedness Week Metropolitan Area Planning Council, Museum of Science & Mystic River Watershed Council initiative will inform Greater Boston communities about extreme heat risks and solutions For immediate release: May 25, 2021 BOSTON – With memories of last summer’s record […]

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Heat Preparedness Week 2021: Take Action Today

Heat Preparedness Week 2021 In the Greater Boston region, we’re experiencing more frequent and intense heat waves, as well as generally rising temperatures. 2020 marked the hottest summer globally, with 14 days over 90 degrees in Boston. By the 2030s, scientists predict we could more than double that and have 41 days of 90 degrees due to […]

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Grant Opportunity: Extreme Heat Preparedness Engagement

Grant Opportunity: Extreme Heat Preparedness Engagement By the time spring rolls around in New England, warm weather can feel a bit like coming out of hibernation, especially after the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders. But as the leaves fill out the trees, flowers bloom, and warmer weather returns, New Englanders throw off their coats and get outside. […]

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MAPC, MyRWA Launch Second Round of COVID-Safe Cooling Program

MAPC and Mystic River Watershed Association Launch Second Round of COVID-Safe Cooling Program In the spring of 2020, people were facing plenty of new challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic: preventing themselves from contracting the disease, conforming to social distancing requirements, wearing face masks, and avoiding indoor gatherings among them. But as the weather got […]

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How to Stay Safe During Extreme Heat In the Time of COVID

How to Stay Safe During Extreme Heat In the Time of COVID Extreme heat is striking the MAPC region this summer and creating challenges as communities try to stay cool. Not only can the heat be deadly, but also it disproportionately impacts low-income communities and communities of color burdened with many other inequities. This summer […]

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Wicked Hot Boston: Documenting Extreme Heat in the Greater Boston Area

As public schools let out this week in Greater Boston, summer fun is on people’s minds and many are planning their vacations, barbeques, and other summer activities. While the warmer weather is welcomed by many, it also signals the start of extreme heat season – which can be a public health hazard, especially for the […]

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