Tom Menino on Environment



We need to protect our natural resources

The Everett Street Community Green Space was unveiled on June 21, as the Charles River Watershed Association, the Allston-Brighton Community Development Corporation and Mayor Thomas M. Menino cut the celebratory ribbon. Menino also told the children in attendance that it is essential to get involved with the environment. "Start reading about the environment," he said. "We need to protect our natural resources and make this a better place to live."
Source: Rick Sobey in Wicked Local Allston, "CRWA" , Jun 29, 2010

First major city to zone for green building standards

Mayor Menino is one of the founding members of the US Mayors' Alliance for Green Schools. Boston was the first major US city to incorporate green building standards into its zoning codes, requiring all private construction over 50,000 square feet to follow the US Green Building Council's LEED standards. The green renovation of the Roosevelt enables it to become the City of Boston's first LEED-registered public building, and one of the first in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, meaning it was built to meet green building standards. The City has applied for the Roosevelt to earn LEED Silver designation from the US Green Building Council.
Source: Boston Public School Communications Office press release , Apr 17, 2009

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