About The Green Committee

Mission Statement

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The Mission of the NABB Green Committee is to provide information and assistance to neighborhood residents, businesses and other organizations in the Back Bay and to encourage actions which will conserve and protect the Earth’s  natural environment in general  and, in particular, reduce the release of Green House Gases that threaten the health and future of our planet.

To see the Green Committee Resource Guide, click here.


Wangari Matthai, Founder of the Green Belt Movement in Kenya; first African Woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize (2004)

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“Today we are faced with a challenge that calls for a shift in our thinking, so that humanity stops threatening its life-support system. We are called to assist the Earth to heal her wounds and in the process heal our own – indeed to embrace the whole of creation in all its diversity, beauty and wonder. Recognizing that sustainable development, democracy and peace are indivisible is an idea whose time has come” 
― Wangari Maathai



Outreach Statement

Nature has no borders; neither does Global Warming. It is changing our planet in ways that already has –and will increasingly so– impact adversely on the Back Bay and all neighborhoods in Boston; all counties in Massachusetts and all states in our Union; all countries in the world and all populations.

Because the challenges and opportunities of climate action are global, and because global warming, itself, impacts all dimensions of life on earth, we take a broad and inclusive perspective in our work. Outreach and coalition building; listening and learning from others—steps that take us outside self-imposed boundaries and ‘categories’—are all embedded in the very nature of climate action work.


A global opportunity preserving earths varied natural habits for their biodiversity, as the rightful home for other life forms, and for the delicate balanced health of life on earth.

Whether taken together or alone,  small or large, every single climate action that reduces GHG emissions counts in the journey of humankind to a clean energy future.


Occasionally, the Green Committee will post links to other web pages containing useful and interesting information on green issues, such as the Back Bay Green Initiative website. The posting of these links does not constitute an endorsement of the views of a particular website. Still, it is done to connect interested viewers with information related to the content on this page.

Green Committee Meetings

The Green Committee Meets by Zoom regularly on the second Wednesday of each month at 5:30.  To be put on the Zoom invite, please email: mmccord@learningproject.org with the subject line reading: “Pls put me on the GC LIST”

Green Committee Membership

All who share the Committee’s Mission are welcome. While many of us live in the Back Bay, some of us don’t, and there is no geographic limitation. We hope for regular attendance and participation at meetings, and welcome active support. We have a lot of work to do!