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Little Cities that Could (and Did) Show Leadership on Climate

by Janet Mckenna Lowry

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

NESEA Funder, the Barr Foundation, is up to some exciting projects. Mariella Puerto's been keeping us in the loop. Two thirds of the world’s energy use and 70% of global carbon emissions come from cities. There is no way we can address climate change without them. Larger cities like Boston have demonstrated critical leadership. Yet, success against this global challenge depends on leadership from smaller cities too, where the opportunities and challenges are different. Even if their goals are the same, smaller cities need their own playbook. Learn about a Barr grantee that has been creating one.

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NESEA advances sustainability practices in the built environment by cultivating a cross-disciplinary community where practitioners are encouraged to share, collaborate and learn.

Janet collects, curates, and creates content for NESEA website, newsletters, email outreach campaigns, and social media channels. She conducts interviews, creates graphics, and edits audio, video, and written content to communicate NESEA’s messages effectively to a large audience.

In 1995, Janet built her own energy-efficient house in Sunderland, Massachusetts where she homeschooled her three daughters and worked as a software trainer, graphic designer and consultant. For a number of years, she was the administrator, webmaster and graphic designer for a circus school, commuting with...

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