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Metro Mayors: Building Resilience to Climate-Driven Heat

Building Resilience to Climate-Driven Heat A Metro Mayors Coalition Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Initiative Fifteen Metro Boston cities and towns are creating a joint plan to respond to and prepare for climate change-induced increases to summer heat. With a Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness action grant from the Massachusetts Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, the Metro Mayors […]

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Cool it with Art

Cool it with Art A How-To Guide for Tackling Rising Temperatures with Art in Our Communities Cool it with Art CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Clean Energy Cool It with Art: A How-To Guide for Tackling Rising Temperatures with Art in Our Communities is a guide for local governments, community-based organizations, and artists […]

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Massachusetts Ride for Hire Electrification Working Group

Massachusetts Ride for Hire Electrification Working Group Final Policy Brief | May 2021 Developed by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council On Behalf of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Download Policy Brief Massachusetts Ride for Hire Electrification Working Group CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Clean Energy As detailed in the […]

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Rising Temperatures and Extreme Heat in Greater Boston

Rising Temperatures and Extreme Heat in Greater Boston CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Clean Energy Rising Temperatures and Extreme Heat: MAPC Projects Summer temperatures in the Metro Boston area are increasing, along with extreme temperature events like heat waves (defined as days over 90 degrees). 2020 marked the hottest summer globally, with 14 […]

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Accelerating Climate Resiliency Speaker Series

Accelerating Climate Resiliency Speaker Series MAPC is working in partnership with the Barr Foundation to accelerate climate resilience in the region by helping municipalities advance strategies that protect people, places, and communities from the impacts of climate change. This work includes: The Accelerating Climate Resiliency grant program, which funds actionable resilience interventions in the MAPC […]

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Net Zero Building Ordinances

Net Zero Building Ordinances CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Clean Energy Clean Energy Wayland’s Net Zero Building Policy During 2018 and 2019, MAPC provided technical assistance to the Town of Wayland on their municipal buildings policy to advance net zero in their municipal facilities. MAPC worked with municipal staff and the Town’s Energy […]

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Extreme Heat Resources

Extreme Heat Resources CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Clean Energy Extreme Heat Resources Extreme heat can be deadly, and it disproportionately impacts communities of color and low-income residents. The COVID-19 emergency is making it harder to safely offer cooling solutions that municipalities have used for years. Many communities in Massachusetts are still determining […]

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Planning For Net Zero Forum Resources

Planning For Net Zero Forum Resources CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Clean Energy Zero to 101 Planning for Net Zero Forum Resources MAPC’S 2017 CLEAN ENERGY FORUM Bringing Net Zero to 101 Cities and Towns and Beyond MAPC’s 2017 Clean Energy Forum: Planning for Net Zero was held on October 11, 2017, at […]

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Community GHG Inventories

Community GHG Inventories CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Clean Energy Clean Energy Community Greenhouse Gas Inventories Greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories are essential to informing any climate action plan. An inventory allows you to identify and target the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions in your community and provides a baseline to measure the […]

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Planning for Net Zero by 2050

Planning for Net Zero by 2050 CHANGE FONT SIZE MAPC >> Resources >> Clean Energy Net zero 101 Planning for Net Zero by 2050 A multi-municipal planning project led by MAPC with the Towns of Arlington and Natick and the City of Melrose. Over the next year and half, MAPC will be working with the […]

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