CREW in the Media

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CREW was featured on River Network's Learning Series titled: Building Climate Resilience: The Link Between Historic Policies and Today’s Risk," September 2023

Link to Panel

WBUR quoted Rev. Vernon K. Walker in article titled:  "City Council Knew About Boston Swimming Pool Closures Long Before Summer," August 2023

Link to Article

GBH News quoted Rev. Vernon K. Walker in article titled, "As the climate changes, obsolete dams put Mass. at risk for flooding similar to Vermont," July 2023

Link to Article

WBUR interview with Rev. Vernon K. Walker titled "Climate Now: Heat in the South End," April 2023

Link to Interview

Rev. Walker is a panelist at Harvard Divinity School discussing the Religious and Spiritual Implications of Climate Change, April 2023:

Link to Youtube video

Manor College located in Pennsylvania writes about Rev. Walker journey from Manor to Boston. Rev. Walker spent his first year of his undergraduate studies taking classes at Manor College, April 2023

Link to Article

"With climate planning, Boston has a chance to redress racial inequity," Boston Globe, March 2023

Link to Article

A podcast through Cities@Tufts talking about the Work of CREW, March 2023

Link to Podcast

CREW is quoted during the roundtable discussion celebrating Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley's new bill passed called the "Post Disaster Mental Health Response Act," February 2023

Rep. Pressley's website

Rev. Walker's appearing on Podcast hosted by the Amercian Climate Future, February 2023

Link to Podcast

Rev. Walker Sermon from the Martin Luther King Service on at the United Church of Walpole, sermon starts at 18:29 mark in the video. January 2023

Link to Sermon Video

Rev. Vernon K. Walker spotlighted in this article along with several others alumni from Boston University, January 2023

Boston University Article

Tight-Knit Communities Are a Secret Weapon Against Climate Change, Reasons to be Cheerful, January 2023

Reasons to be Cheerful Article

Boston University highlighting an article discussing CREW's work, Boston University, December, 2022

BU Link

Why Knowing Your Neighbors Could Save You in the Next Climate Disaster, The Guardian, December 2022

Guardian article

Climate Change is Warming Cities. Could the Trend Affect Affect Gun Violence, The Trace, December 2022

The Trace

Dr. Melanie Haines from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Featured on a MGH Podcast About Her Partnership in The Summer of 2022 with CREW to Conduct Extreme Heat Workshops, December 2022

Link to Podcast

A Youtube video of the Massachusetts Interfaith Multifaith worship service including a sermon by Rev. Walker, October 2022

Hoch Cunningham Environmental Lecture hosts Kerry Bowie, Rev. Walker does the introduction, October 2022

Boston Neighborhood Network,  Dr. James Intriligator Discusses Published Social Connectedness Research, October, 2022

Link to Boston Neighborhood Network Segment

Northeastern University School of Public Policy, lecture given by Rev. Vernon K. Walker, October 2022

Link to Lecture

Massachusetts Interfaith Multitfaith Service Centered on Climate Action, Worcester Telegram and Gazette October 2022

Who Has Your Back in a Weather Emergency?, Tufts News, October 2022

Who Has Your Back in a Weather Emergency?,, October 2022

Metro Mayors Coalition: Keeping Metro Boston Cool- A Regional Heat Preparedness and Adaptation Plan acknowledges CREW in their report, September, 2022   

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction Shares CREW report on Social Connectedness for Climate Resilience, September 2022:

Report Highlights The Importance of Social Connectedness for Climate Resilience., September 2022

Boston Neighborhood Network, Climate Prep Week 2022,  September  2022

Charles River Watershed Association Receives $894,000 to Combat River Flooding, Boston University Daily Free Press, September 2022

Trees Are Key to Address Boston’s Heat Islands. But It’s More Complicated than Just Planting New Ones. Article in, August 2022 Link

Cooling Centers are Turning into Next-Gen "Climate Resilience Hubs," article in AXIOS, August 2022

Axios Link

Boston Neighborhood Network Tv Station, August 2022

ABC Boston Affiliate Channel 5 Two-Part Mini-Documentary on Climate Justice in Boston, July 2022

Here is the links for part-one and part-two:

Link for Segment One  

Link for Segment Two

Timestamp that CREW work is discussed in the above links:

Part One: 5:20-8:34

Part Two: 6:22-6:34

GBH article: "Local Groups Gives Out A/Cs, Develop Training to Keep People Safe in Brutal Heat", July 2022

WERS 88.9 FM, June 2022

Radio Interview on WERS 88.9 FM with Rev. Vernon K. Walker discussing Heat Inequality and Resilience in Boston

Link to Audio Recording

Boston Praise Radio, June 2022

CREW in WBUR, May 2022:

CREW in Boston University School of Theology news, May 2022

CREW in the Boston Globe, May 2022:

Rev. Vernon K. Walker appointed by the Cambridge, Massachusetts Mayor to a committee to help select the next City Manager as he represented CREW, May 2022

Graduate Students at Tufts University Report in Partnership with CREW called: "Building Climate Resiliency in Mattapan," May 2022:

The Tufts Daily, Tufts University faculty and students collaborate with CREW to study Community Climate ResilienceMarch 2022

Rising Seas: Planning for the Future event hosted by the John F. Kennedy Library Forums podcast, March 2022


Youtube Video of the event Rising Seas Event:

Youtube Link

CREW in the Boston Globe,  January 2022:


Yes Magazine, September 2021

Boston Neighborhood Network TV Station, September 2021

Title: Climate Preparedness Week 2021

CREW in the Boston Globe, August 2021:

Boston Globe, June 2021:


The Bay State Banner: Building Climate Resilience,  December 2020

Dorchester Reporter: City Neighborhoods Are Showing The Way On Climate Change Response, November 2020

Climate Resilience Hubs Report, September 2020

Boston Neighborhood Network TV Station, August 2020

Title: Climate Preparedness Week 2020

Climate CREW on New Hampshire Public Radio, July 2020:

Title: How Does Climate Justice and Racial Justice Intersect

Boston Neighborhood Network TV Station,  March 2020

 Title: March 3rd Forum, Flooding

The Bedford Citizen, January 2020

Rev. Vernon K. Walker remarks at the MLK Jr. Community Day

Bedford Minuteman Newspaper, January 2020

Rev. Vernon K. Walker speaking at MLK Breakfast

Here is the video of Rev. Walker speech from the MLK breakfast in Bedford, January 2020


Boston Neighborhood Network TV Station, December 2019

Title: Summary of Findings from Heat Mapping Project

Mapping Boston Hot Spots, Block By Block, WBUR November 2019

Boston Neighborhood Network TV Station, September 2019

Title: Events to Spotlight Climate Preparedness Week 2019

The Berkshire Eagle, September 2019

Boston Neighborhood Network TV Station, June 2019

Title: New Effort to Boast Climate Preparedness


Boston Globe, June 2018

Rev. Walker's former involvement in the Massachusetts Poor People's Campaign:

Bay State Banner, May 2018

CREW Community Meeting in CambridgePort Neighborhood, March 2018