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Go Carbon Neutral

Undergraduate students from around New England have been working hard since January to develop and craft proposals to help Boston achieve its goal of carbon neutrality by 2050. Now it’s the public’s turn to have their say! Below are our 10 finalist teams. Learn about all of the incredible and creative ideas they have to lower Boston’s carbon footprint and then vote for your favorites! Winners will be announced on April 30.
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Go Carbon Neutral Awards Ceremony


Taking a Toll on Boston's Carbon Emissions
Our congestion toll and app aim to reduce highway congestion, increase the use of public transit, and broaden access to zero-carbon transit.
1ST PLACE
Scoob: Sustainable Transportation for College Campuses
Scoob is a zero-emissions scooter-sharing service for college campuses. After a successful launch at Harvard, we are looking to expand!
2ND PLACE
Straightening the Northeast Corridor
A proposal to promote rail travel while reducing airplane emissions.
3RD PLACE
RIDE Boston
We seek to improve the image of public transit to encourage people to consider it over more carbon-intensive modes of transport.
People’s Choice Award
Disrupting The Norm: A Private Vehicle Ban Affecting Boston's 39 Bus Route
A private vehicle ban taking place along parts of the 39 bus route that will decrease traffic, shorten commute times, and reduce emissions.
Deconstruction: Less is more.
How Boston can save itself from traffic congestion to create a healthier city.
Privatizing for the Public Good
A fundamental restructuring of the MBTA to give Boston the economic ability to invest in electric vehicles and expansion of train service.
Gen B
Empowering a carbon-neutral generation through data-driven bike infrastructure reform.
Scaled Public Transportation
A proposed network of shared autonomous vehicles that replaces privately owned vehicles and solves public transit last mile inefficiencies.
Course One
Our project seeks to decrease emissions during rush hour by making improvements to the commuter rail, and deterring private vehicle usage.