New Bedford uses green infrastructure to reduce urban flooding, mitigate extreme heat, improve neighborhood livability, and deliver environmental justice.Learn More
Join in the City's efforts by implementing your own green infrastructure practices at home.
New Bedford’s natural environment is clean, healthy, accessible to residents and enhances the City’s resilience.Learn More
Protecting our natural resources is a full community effort. Here are some ideas of steps everyone can take to help.
The City is working hard to keep its residents safe and healthy! Here are some things you can do.
A priority item of the NB Resilient plan was to develop a long-term adaptation plan for the Port of New Bedford. The process has already begun: the City partnered with the Town of Fairhaven to evaluate the impact of sea level rise on Port infrastructure and develop Resilient Design Guidelines to guide all future development around the Port and a Marine Business Toolkit to keep our existing economy thriving through change.Learn More
For businesses and homeowners alike, preparing for challenges posed by sea level rise and storm surge can protect your property and your bottom line.
Here's how you can save energy and money and help New Bedford become more resilient.
Many resources exist for individuals hoping to join the wave of new opportunities that will come with developing new industries like offshore wind. Whether working directly in clean energy or the businesses that will grow up around them, several workforce initiatives are underway. For those with bigger ideas, community partners such as the New Bedford Economic Development Council are ready to help bring your vision to life.
There are many ways you can help New Bedford reach its waste reduction goals. New Bedford's Department of Facilities and Fleet Management's Solid Waste and Recycling Division offer a wealth of information about minimizing waste and send alerts for special events like hazardous waste drop off days.
Keeping New Bedford's recycling free of contaminants ensures that the material can be remade into new products.
While the City of New Bedford excels at creating the engineered systems needed to keep the City running, the need and expense for those systems can be reduced by using trees and other green infrastructure to absorb stormwater and restore natural flows to the watershed. As a bonus, the shade given by trees will help keep the city cool as summer temperatures increase.
New Bedford’s historic character is preserved while updating the transportation & land use network to reflect the needs for equitable accessibility to multiple modes of transportation, affordable housing, and active living spaces that foster community cohesion.Learn More