When you think of Boston, you probably picture walking along the cobblestone streets of Beacon Hill, tasting the delicious Italian food of the North End or hearing the roar from Fenway Park as you stroll down Queensbury Street. This is quintessential Beantown-some of the oldest and most historic neighborhoods in the city. They are what draw thousands of tourists to Boston every year, and I can almost guarantee they’re the backdrop in any Boston-based movie you’ve seen. While we Bostonians love these neighborhoods, we often forget to pay our respects to the other niche communities that contribute to this vibrant urban setting, specifically the up-and-coming NEW Waterfront.
Sustainability, at its simplest and most fundamental level, is defined as “a city’s or country’s ability to sustain, or its capacity to endure.” But, in a world filled with one too many harmful fertilizers and pesticides, is it too late for cities to introduce sustainable food markets and implement successful environmental policies and programs? Is it too late to endure? Many would argue that it is. But for those individuals that still have faith in the power of human innovation and the will to survive, a beacon of hope can be found in Boston, Massachusetts.