Brookline’s commercial sector represents 23% of Brookline’s carbon footprint.  If you're a  small business, non-profit or faith organization, the Climate Is Everybody's Business (CIEB) project has ideas for helping you to save energy and save money.  

The CIEB project was begun in 2019 and continues to work with Brookline's small businesses, faith organizations and nonprofits (all considered “commercial” entities by our town’s heating and electricity providers),   Changes made by the commercial sector can have a significant impact on reaching the town’s goal of zero emissions in Brookline by 2050 – visit CIEB's web site for ideas: 


In honor of Climate Week, "Climate Pioneers" highlights 10 outstanding individuals from the Brookline area who, through their efforts have made an impact on our community and world. These individuals are leading by example. Check it out!


The Select Board's Climate Action Committee (SBCAC) was established in 2015.  In 2018, the Planning Department and the SBCAC recommended an updated Climate Action Plan (CAP) for the Town made up of six strategies for both reducing climate-changing greenhouse emissions (mitigation) and preparing for climate-change impacts (adaptation).  This is a working document that will evolve frequently as Town departments, leaders, and the community collaborate on implementation.  To read more about Brookline's Climate Action Plan, click here.

The Select Board’s Climate Action Committee recommends planning to achieve zero emissions by 2050 (no reliance on fossil fuels) Town- and community-wide. Devising this roadmap, with targets for every five years, is a priority of the CAP. 




CAB has several major efforts underway and information on ways you can cut your individual carbon footprint to make a difference here in Brookline.  Read about it by selecting the "How to Cut Carbon" menu or by clicking on one of the options to the right.

What YOU can do right away!

There are many things around the house you can start doing today, and some are quite simple. Many of our daily activities add up, and increase not only our energy bills, but also our overall carbon footprints.

Little things when taken together can make big changes in your impact on the environment. Use these tips to get started, then read through the different links on the right side-bar, "Cutting Carbon 101."