From youth organizing to planting trees: Boston's environment chief's new role

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Reverend Mariama White-Hammond, Boston's chief of environment, energy, and open space,  joins us to talk about her priorities for the city, and how she's bringing her background as a pastor to battling climate change.

One of those priorities is increasing Boston's tree canopy. Earlier this month, the city announced a program to plant and maintain more trees on private land. If private land owners or organizations are interested in participating, the city is asking them to email

This segment aired on May 19, 2023.

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