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Statewide LED Streetlight Program Cuts Annual Municipal GHG Emissions by Over 10,000 Metric Tons

April 22, 2021

Statewide LED Streetlight Program Cuts Annual Municipal GHG Emissions by Over 10,000 Metric Tons 77 Municipalities Awarded $5.5 Million to Convert to LEDs Lynn, MA – The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) today joined state and local officials to celebrate the successful conclusion of the Department of Energy Resources’ (DOER) […]

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Advisory: Earth Day Announcement on LED Streetlight Grants

April 21, 2021

State, Regional, and Local Officials to Announce Energy, Carbon and Cost Savings in 77 Massachusetts Cities and Towns Through LED Streetlight Grants Earth Day announcement takes place April 22 in Lynn What State, regional, and local officials will mark Earth Day by celebrating the successful conclusion of a Department of […]

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Webinar:“Women in the Workforce: Addressing the Impacts of COVID-19”

March 30, 2021

WHAT: The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on women in the workforce are both severe and lopsided in comparison to men. For women of color, who make up a higher percentage of essential workers, job losses are even worse. Addressing this “she-cession” will take a focused effort across sectors: government, […]

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MAPC Applauds Gov. Baker for Signing Landmark Climate Bill

March 26, 2021

“We at MAPC are thrilled to see this history-making legislation signed into law today. This is a huge win for environmental justice, and will put our state on a clear path toward zero emissions by 2050. “Most impressive of all are the ways this law will help our most marginalized […]

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MAPC Teams up with Artists on COVID Communications

March 26, 2021

MAPC Teams Up with Artists on COVID Communications The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) will work with artists to reach underserved communities with COVID-related public health messages, including the importance of getting vaccinated. Over the next few months, nine artists and artist teams will create posters, videos, postcards, public art, […]

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  • Earth Week at MAPC: Events and Project Highlights April 20, 2021
    On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans – 10 percent of the United States’ population – demonstrated to raise awareness of air, water, and soil pollution and to support federal and state environmental protection mandates. This remains the largest single day of protest in U.S. history.   Many point to this day – Earth Day – […]
  • Action Alert: FY22 House Ways and Means Budget April 16, 2021
    Call to Action: FY22 House Ways and Means Budget On Wednesday, the MA House Ways and Means Committee released their FY22 budget bill, H.4000. It includes a number of wins for cities and towns throughout the Commonwealth. We're incredibly grateful to the House Ways and Means Committee for their hard work on the budget (you […]
  • Watch: Community Safety Day 2021 April 9, 2021
    On Tuesday, April 6, local officials, mayors and city managers, community leaders, law enforcement officers, and youth gathered for the 2021 Community Safety Day on the Hill: the first virtual gathering in the event's history. Over 200 people from across Massachusetts tuned in to hear about the importance of supporting youth violence prevention programs, talk […]
  • MAPC, MyRWA Launch Second Round of COVID-Safe Cooling Program April 6, 2021
    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 […]
  • Video: Federal Economic Development Funding Opportunities Webinar April 2, 2021
    Looking to fund economic recovery and development efforts in your area? The Economic Development Administration (EDA) offers multiple funding opportunities to help local governments, nonprofits, and other organizations serve economically-distressed areas. This webinar discusses the various grants available and how to apply, and features past EDA grant recipients talking about their recent projects. MAPC provides […]