By Emily Kingston
Greenbuild Boston is just next week – we are so excited to network with colleagues, learn from the experts, and celebrate all of the hard work USGBC MA’s Greenbuild Host Committee put in since first coming together in LA last year!
Over the past few months, the Greening Committee has been hard at work compiling information for your reference to make your stay in Boston more environmentally responsible. If you haven’t already, check out our Greening Greenbuild map with information on travel, restaurants, and hotels here.
In an effort to support (okay, brag about) the City of Boston’s leadership in climate adaptation and preparedness, which you can learn more about here and here, we also created 2-page resiliency assessments for all 17 Greenbuild hotels. You can download those at the link below to learn more about specific risks each hotel faces and resources from the City to help mitigate and adapt to climate change. With the help of Linnean Solutions, the Greening Committee wants to help educate and inform the hospitality industry in Boston and get the message and findings described in Climate Ready Boston out to that critical industry. In addition to creating the 2-pagers, the Greening Committee has also coordinated a meeting and presentation with Boston Green Tourism, which will bring Greenbuild hotels together in early December to learn from the experts about Climate Ready Boston and resilient design solutions that will help improve the built environment and our preparedness to the imposing risks of climate change.
Thanks for following along with our Greening efforts over the past year. Please walk, bike, or carpool when in town this week. Check out our amazing local food and vegetarian offerings. And applaud your hotel for their commitment to sustainability!
See you soon,
Christina McPike, WinnCompanies and Samira Ahmadi, enviENERGY Studio