Funders & Partners

Barr Foundation

The Barr Foundation is committed to helping Boston and Massachusetts meet or exceed their 2020 and 2050 targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and become national models for reducing GHG emissions. The Barr Foundation has supported the development and growth of the Challenge for Sustainability.

City of Boston

The City of Boston’s Environment Department aims to protect the city’s built and natural resources, as well as provide information on environmental issues affecting Boston.

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In July 2014, the City of Boston and A Better City established a Memorandum of Understanding to establish the roles and responsibilities for the City and ABC relating to the implementation and support of commercial real estate, energy, conservation and greenhouse gas reduction programs. The MOU establishes a framework for further collaboration to support the sustainability and economic competitiveness of the city.

Greenovate Boston

Greenovate Boston is a collective movement to ensure a greener, healthier and more prosperous future by meeting Boston’s goal of reducing carbon emissions 25 percent by 2020, and 80 percent by 2050. Visit for more information.