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Climate Spring 2019

Climate Action Brookline, the Brookline Public Health Department, and community partners are excited to present Climate Spring, a series of events highlighting positive climate actions.  Come learn, share ideas, have fun, and take steps to ensure that Brookline leads the way in implementing climate solutions. 

All are welcome! Find Climate Spring events around town here.

Climate Spring 2019
  • 4th Annual Brookline Youth Adaptation Challenge Download as iCal file

    Saturday, 06 April 2019 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

    This unique environmental art and science fair that celebrates Mother Nature-inspired innovation!

    Student’s will present new ideas, concepts, theorys, or experiments for the celebrity judges: Superintendent Andrew Bott, Town Planners, and School Committee Members!


    Eco-Art - Share an artistic expression (music, dance, poem, song/rap, drawing, etc.) regarding climate change/adaptation.

    Eco-Town - Design (draw/model/display) an Eco-Brookline that has sustainable transportation, food, energy, housing waste and more. Work in a team!

    Eco-Solution - Present a sustainable solution to any environmental issue you are passionate about.

    Contact Crystal Johnson for more information:

    Co-sponsored by Town of Brookline Department of Public Health and Climate Action Brookline


  • Brookline Greenspace Annual Meeting Download as iCal file

    Tuesday, 23 April 2019 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Brookline GreenSpace Alliance Annual Meeting: New Garden and Pending Pollinator Legislation

    Guest speaker: Elisabeth Bertolozzi, President Fenway Garden Society

    Did you know that many scientists think that the best way to help the migration process for Monarch Butterflies is by creating habitats for them in urban settings? Well…that’s exactly what community gardeners did over at the Fenway Victory Gardens* with the addition of their new Butterfly/Pollinator Garden! Also, there are two bills in the Massachusetts legislature this session that will help protect pollinators. Learn what we can do to help them pass.

    6 pm greeting. 6:30 - 7:30 pm business meeting and speaker.


    *The Fenway Garden Society works to maintain and encourage urban gardening in the Victory Gardens for the benefit of all the people of the city of Boston, providing a chance to work outdoors, enjoy green space, and work with nature, as well as cooperate with the Boston Parks Department and other related government agencies, community groups, and urban gardeners in preserving, maintaining and beautifying city park areas and other green spaces.

  • Film Night: Current Revolution Download as iCal file

    Thursday, 25 April 2019 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    For decades the utilities industry has been a driving engine of the U.S. economy, contributing significantly to our progress and standard of living, with a business model that focused on centralized generation. Today, however, in the face of a crisis that requires capturing new market share, the industry has its sights on the transportation sector. This shift could catalyze the electric vehicle industry but also sets it on a collision course with major petroleum interests. This new film by the American Resilience Project, along with associated media, educational materials, and an advocacy campaign, tackles the challenge of modernizing the power grid. Through interviews, observational, and archival footage with top executives, military personnel, utilities workers, and elected officials, the film tells the story of a towering American industry on the brink of massive change. Whether it fails, prevails, or adapts, the outcome will profoundly affect us all.

  • MCAN Meeting Download as iCal file

    Saturday, 27 April 2019 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Local Environmental Action

    Massachusetts Climate Action Network (MCAN) is excited to announce its annual Local Environmental Action conference this year will be on Saturday, April 27 in Worcester, MA.

  • Green House Fest Download as iCal file

    Sunday, 05 May 2019 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Green House Fest offers an opportunity to visit Brookline homes and homeowners who use heat pumps for heating and cooling, induction stoves for cooking, electric cars, solar panels, urban food gardens, composting, and other features that remove oil and gas from daily use.Put on your walking shoes, open the map and set out to explore. Since no two homes are the same, nor are any two installations, we encourage you to make multiple stops and hear about the experiences from your Brookline neighbors!Learn how to reduce your contribution to carbon pollution and protect the climate for our children.

    There is an online map for the Green House Fest  and a printable 8.5x11 map that can also be printed at home - page 1 has the map, page 2 the cover and features explanations.We are looking for more electric cars to show during our tour: sign up to bring your car.

    Contact Daria Mark for more

  • Film: Woman at War Download as iCal file

    Sunday, 12 May 2019 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    An ecological fable:  Halla is a 50-year-old environmental activist who crusades against the local aluminum industry in Iceland. As her actions grow bolder, her life changes in the blink of an eye when she's finally granted permission to adopt a girl from the Ukraine.

  • Our Water, Our Health, Our Future, Brookline & Quezalguaque Download as iCal file

    Thursday, 16 May 2019 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Brookline and our sister city, Quezalguaque could not be more different and yet safe drinking water is a concern for both communities. The residents of Quezalguaque struggle with access to safe drinking water and fear their water may be contaminated and may be contributing to an epidemic of chronic kidney disease. Brookline has one of the safest drinking water supplies in the U.S. but many residents use filters and avoid drinking tap water. Join us to hear about the current status of both systems and possible implications of climate change from one of the region's leading experts on water quality.

  • Hall’s Pond Community Day Download as iCal file

    Sunday, 19 May 2019 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

    The Friends of Hall’s Pond spring Community Day is scheduled for Sunday, May 19 from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM. Each spring and fall the Friends organize work parties to remove trash, invasive plants, and restore the sanctuary with new plantings.Garden projects, tours of the Sanctuary, and fun for childrenNo experience necessary and we will provide rakes and gloves.Meet at the main entrance accessible by Amory Field on Amory Street.The Community Work Days are co-sponsored by The Friends of Hall’s Pond and the Brookline Conservation Commission.

    For more information, contact Tommy Vitolo at, or the Conservation Commission at 617-730-2088.