Confronting Climate Change

Picture shows man shoveling snow with piles above his head, both in front and behind him.
Medford Shoveler Winter 2015

The City of Medford is researching how climate change may affect our city so that we can confront these challenges before they occur.

Get involved.
Take this quick survey
to tell us what your concerns are, how you hope the City will take action, and whether you’re part of a community organization that can host a conversation about these topics.


Take action.
Individual actions, added together, can make a real difference in reducing the green house gas emissions that cause climate change.


Learn more.
Medford has produced a series of reports and documents on energy use, climate change impacts and more. Read them here:

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Did you know? Mayor Stephanie Burke is part of the Metro Mayors Coalition, a group of 15 Boston-area mayors tackling climate change issues together. In 2015 they signed a commitment to climate preparedness and in 2016 signed a historic agreement to go net-zero region-wide by 2050. She has also joined the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, an international alliance with a shared long-term vision of promoting and supporting voluntary action to combat climate change and move to a low emission, resilient society and Climate Mayors, a US mayors group working on local action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to support federal and global-level policy actions.

Medford is a Massachusetts Green Community, and has been reporting on our municipal green house gasses annually since 2010.  We are also part of the US Dept of Energy Better Buildings Challenge, where we were the fist Massachusetts community to join the Challenge.  Our annual Better Buildings data is shared here.