Menino wants ‘green champions’ to freshen up Boston air


Mayor Thomas M. Menino said today he is on the hunt for two “green champions” to help lead Boston’s effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The “Greenovate Fellows,” will help expand Greenovate Boston, which supports and promotes sustainability initiatives in Boston’s business and residential community.
“Boston residents and businesses have been national leaders in taking concrete actions to reduce their energy use and taking bold sustainable measures,” says Mayor Menino.  “Greenovate Boston will be able to give Bostonians a place to learn about what is taking place and steps they can take to improve their own lives and business.”
According to a Menino spokesman, Greenovate Boston aims to empower residents and businesses to lead the way to a more sustainable and healthy city by providing them with accessible resources and expertise. The Greenovate Fellows will champion this effort by acting as a central source for residents and businesses looking for information on sustainability practices and insights.
The Greenovate Fellows will work in the Environmental and Energy Services Cabinet at City Hall for two years. The Fellowship, which seeks entrepreneurial self-starters with three years of professional experience and a master’s degree in communications, business or environmental policy, is modeled on the Boston Urban Mechanic Fellowship Program that has brought many talented young professionals to work for the city.
“The Greenovate Fellowship is a novel approach to developing talented leaders who will help the City of Boston learn from and communicate with residents, as well as the business, civic and non-profit communities,” said Brian Swett, the city’s new Chief of Environment and Energy Services. “We are looking for dynamic, creative people who are passionate about addressing climate change challenges.”
The two Greenovate Boston Fellows will act as green champions for the city by helping develop innovative environmental policy and generating awareness and support for the city’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Fellows will help refine and implement performance measures for sustainability, develop campaigns to encourage critical sectors to participate in the city’s energy efficiency and renewable energy programs and support management of the Greenovate Boston brand.

Think you have what it takes? Apply here.


At 91, Marvel creator Stan Lee continues to…

By Piya Sinha-RoyLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Marvel Entertainment's chief emeritus Stan Lee may be in his ninth decade, but it hasn't stopped him from adding…


Islamic State says beheads U.S. journalist, holds another

Islamic State insurgents released a video purportedly showing the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley, who had gone missing in Syria nearly two years ago.


VIDEO: NYPD seeks shooter in East New York…

Cops are on the lookout for an unknown shooter who aimed and missed hitting a man on a bicycle, instead nearly striking a nearby officer in East New York.


NYS state forces thrift shops comply with ban…

Nine New York City thrift shops were reprimanded by the state attorney general for selling children's clothes with drawstrings around the neck and waist.


'Pretty Little Liars' recap: Season 5, Episode 11,…

Caleb's not a ghost. Spencer might still be an attempted murderer. And Hanna's going to die next week. In other words, we actually got some…


At 91, Marvel creator Stan Lee continues to…

Marvel Entertainment's Stan Lee is adding outposts to his creative empire to interest a new generation of children in super heroes of all shapes and sizes.


Mira Sorvino explores immortality on 'Intruders'

Mira Sorvino's new show "Intruders" centers around a secret society that achieves immortality by taking over the bodies of other people.


5 things you need to know about new…

"Doctor Who" returns Saturday with a new star, Peter Capaldi. Here's some things to know about him (mainly his turn as sweary spin doctor Malcolm Tucker).


Shane Greene travels unlikely road to Yankees stardom

Shane Greene was throwing a bullpen session on a quiet field at Daytona Beach Community College one day when the ball started moving.


2014 Fantasy Football: Rankings, list of top NFL…

2014 Fantasy Football: Rankings, list of top NFL tight ends (TE)


MLB Power Rankings: Angels supplant A's, Nationals climb

MLB Power Rankings: Angels supplant A's, Nationals climb


David Wilson returns to triple jump, sets sights…

Giants fans know David Wilson can jump. They are just more used to seeing him go for backflips, not distance.


11 timeless gifts for registries or just because

Gifts to prove you're a style maven once and for all.


How everyday moments can inspire kids' creativity

"The Artist's Way for Parents" author Julia Cameron gives advice on how parents and children can be creative together.


How to stay safe online

Stop worrying about keeping your online passwords safe, and start worrying about keeping your username a secret. Actually, worry about both. According to Shaun Murphy…


OpenTable now lets you pay your bill via…

The restaurant app OpenTable added the ability to pay your bill (and tip) with your phone, thus cutting back on a few dining annoyances.