City of Boston

The City of Boston has established the Environment Department to enhance the quality of life in Boston by protecting our air, water, and land resources and addressing climate change.  

This department is carrying out the Mayor’s vision for environmental protection as well as maintaining Boston's wealth of historic sites, buildings, landscapes, and waterways.

This team also takes action on climate change. Boston is committed to reducing the carbon pollution that contributes to climate change and preparing for its impacts. The Environment Department is working to build a more sustainable, resilient, and healthier city now and for future generations of Bostonians.

One of the City of Boston's programs, Greenovate, is helping all Bostonians get involved in addressing climate change by seeking to empower residents to carry out actions in their communities to support Boston’s climate goals.