CAB works with Green Teams in Brookline High School and each of Brooklines eight elementary schools. The Green Teams program helps bring together representatives in each school to lower their school's carbon footprint, integrate an energy conservation program into the curriculum, encourage students and parents to cut carbon at home, and carry out special events. 

Brookline’s Elementary School Green Teams create opportunities for students, parents, teachers and administrators to reduce the impact that school-based activities impose on the environment. Each school-based Green Team:  

  • Promotes environmental stewardship and education through hands-on events and activities within our school community. This includes supporting efforts such as:
    • School Gardens at each K-8 school
    • Composting at schools and zero-waste events 
    • Walk/Bike to School days and the Safe Routes to School program
  • Supports the development of a K-8 environmental and outdoor education curriculum for the Brookline School System
  • Monitors and reports on carbon-reduction-related actions that contribute to Brookline’s Town-wide carbon reduction goals
  • Shares ideas, resources and information with Green Teams across town.

If you'd like to participate or find out more, contact the CAB's Schools Committee by emailing Christi Electris: or Rebeca Salguera resapa.

Green Team Representatives at Brookline's elementary schools and relevant environmental groups are listed below - please contact us if you'd like to start a Green Team at your school, or want us to know about something you're working on.


Mary Minott

BHS Environmental Action Club

Baker Tom Kilday Amy Lewin  
Coolidge Corner School (formerly Devotion) Maya Norton Joanne Pascar, Nicole Chasse, Emily Manning-Mingle, Maya Norton  


Victor Kusmin  
Heath Bob Miller  

Kathleen ScanlonNicola ThompsonSusan Helms Daley

Lincoln Sandra Wesemann and Sara Scott
Sandra Wesemann and Sara Scott  
Pierce Christi Electris and Rebeca Salguero Garden team  
Runkle Lonna Steinberg and Stephanie Bruce Benjamin Kelley  



Some examples of activities organized by the Green Teams:

During April 2010, Brookline Public Schools Food Services introduced "Meatless Mondays" and All Natural Local Hamburgers. In December 2010, Pierce School sponsored a Catalogue Cancellation Project.