… Advocates for more public transportation cheered the governor’s approval of the Legislature’s language. “There’s been a lot of confusion over many years about how fares can go up, and this will give us clarity,” said Rafael Mares, a vice president of the Conservation Law Foundation. “This is such an important change that it would… Continue reading Cap on T Fare Hikes is Lowered
… That’s because the Conservation Law Foundation has argued that the state doesn’t have legislation authorizing one. “If Massachusetts cannot move forward than that presents a substantial obstacle to Maine actually going forward with the contract because they constitute a significant portion of the load in the region,” Tettlebaum says. Read more here…
… The Boston-based Conservation Law Foundation filed an objection to the settlement over related concerns. Read more here…
We help to create affordable neighborhood housing developments close to open space, healthy food, and public transit. We push for a strong, local food economy regionwide. And we work to make sure people and communities can bounce back from the extreme weather climate change is already bringing to our neighborhoods.
Our interest in health data and metrics grew out of a collaborative effort to build a new real estate investment fund for transit-oriented development called the Healthy Neighborhoods Equity Fund.
“New England is poised to lead the nation in responding to climate change and emerging threats to our environment and public health. CLF has been the driving force in getting New England to this point. I am excited to lead CLF’s smart and devoted advocates as we write a new chapter in protecting the region’s… Continue reading Bradley Campbell
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Today, record numbers of Americans suffer from chronic diseases such as diabetes and asthma, which are strongly influenced by their neighborhood and environmental conditions. At the same time, traditional sources of public funding for development are drying up, making the vision of a healthy community harder to realize.
With healthcare costs and rates of obesity and other chronic disease soaring – especially among low-income populations – community groups and public health organizations are increasingly aware that improving neighborhood environments can boost health outcomes. But, traditional financing sources simply aren’t capable of addressing those needs at the project level.
Virginia (Gina) Foote is the Director of Impact Investment at CLF, where she helps develop market-based solutions to address New England’s environmental problems. Gina oversees three impact funds co-sponsored by CLF: the Healthy Neighborhood Equity Fund I and II, and the Healthy Retail and Commerce Fund. Gina and her team are growing CLF’s portfolio of… Continue reading Virginia Foote