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 Palacios:

Some examples of activities organized by the Green Teams include "Meatless Mondays" and a Catalog Cancellation Project.