Brookline Climate 4th annual Climate Week runs from January 20th to 26th. Brookline is responding to the climate crisis in many ways, from incentives to spur solar installations and energy-saving home upgrades to cultivating green spaces and tree plantings.
Climate Week is a community opportunity to focus, learn, resolve, and take action. Many town departments, businesses, non-profits, artists, and volunteers have collaborated to produce this year’s events and displays. Climate Week offers an array of opportunities for all ages, including kids, teens and families, to learn and to act. All events are free and open to the public unless noted. For complete, up-to-date listings visit www.BrooklineClimateWeek.org.
Our climate mission? Work together to reduce the town’s carbon footprint 20% by 2020 in line with the Massachusetts Global Warming Solutions Act.
CLIMATE WEEK 2014 AT A GLANCE:
Make the Most of It!
3R Depot, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle with drop offs, exchanges, and donations at multiple stations, including suitable building materials, eye glasses, house paints, and much more! New this year the Depot Food Court and the RE-Create Zone. Sat. Jan. 25, Brookline Town Hall, 10am-2pm. $5 Shredding fee, everything else free.
3R Depot Annex – Children’s Clothing Drop off ages 0-5, Fri. Jan. 24, 8am-7pm; Sat. Jan. 25, 8-11am, Public Safety Building.
Become inspired at Climate Night at the Movies
Fern Gulley – Fri. Jan. 24, BATV, 5:30pm.
Addicted to Plastic – Fri. Jan. 24, BATV, 7pm.
Bidder 70 – Tues. Jan. 21, Coolidge Corner Theatre, 7pm. Tickets required.
The Journey of the Universe – Sat. Jan. 25, Teen Center, 7pm.
Rise to the Challenge
Warning: Hard Choices Ahead! What Massachusetts Is Doing to Meet the Climate Challenge, a panel discussion – Wed. Jan. 23, Main Library, 7pm.
Be Prepared, an emergency preparedness workshop – Sat. Jan. 25, Public Safety Building, 2-4pm.
The Climate Crisis, What It Is and What Can We Do About It, a presentation – Sat. Jan. 25, Coolidge Corner Library, 3pm.
The Great Outdoors
Muddy River Tree Tour – Sun. Jan. 26, Longwood T Stop meeting place, 1pm.
Sustainability Day at Larz Anderson skating rink – Sun. Jan. 26, 12-5pm.
Learn All About It
Climate Justice and the Human Rights Struggles of Our Time, writer/author event – Thurs. Jan. 24, Brookline Booksmith, 7pm.
The Muddy River, A Century of Change, a presentation – Tues. Jan. 21, Town Hall, 7-9pm.
What do Artists Have to Say
Visit indoor displays and outdoor installations and special exhibits along the Harvard Street Corridor. Town Hall, Korean Church, Public Health Department Grounds, Brookline Library, Walgreens at Aspinall, Brookline Bank, Brookline Booksmith.
Robin Hood, a new production – Mon. Jan. 20, Sat. Jan. 25, Sun. Jan. 26, Puppet Showplace Theatre, www.puppetshowplace.org for times. Tickets required.
Teen Climate Art Reception – Sat. Jan. 25, Brookline Teen Center, 5:30-6:30pm.
Pretty Planet Art Adventures – Sun. Jan. 26, Coolidge Corner Library, 2-4pm
A selection of Brookline restaurants feature meatless meals that are tasty and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Visit the www.BrooklineClimateWeek.org for details.
Call for Volunteers
Coolidge Corner Pedestrian and Bicyclist Count – Wed. Jan. 22, Meet at Coolidge Corner Kiosk T-Stop, 3:45-6pm. email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit www.BrooklineClimateWeek.org for details and update