Climate Is Everybody’s Business FAQ

What does it mean to be a part of the pilot program?

Participants of the “Climate is Everybody’s Business” pilot program will make up the initial cohort of organizations leading the movement of green business practices in Brookline. Participants will attend the upcoming workshop (September 24th) where they will be given the education and resources to evaluate their organizations’ everyday practices and learn how to become more sustainable with an initial focus on energy use and efficiency. Since this is a pilot program, it is a work in progress. Feedback from participants will be an important part of the program’s evolution.

Who can participate?

The program is designed for business owners, non-profits, and faith organizations. One to two participants per organization please.

When and where is the first workshop?

The workshop will take place on September 24th from 8:00–10:30 am in room 103 of the Brookline Town Hall.

How can I register?

To register, please click here.

How will participating organizations be recognized?

We’re working on this - and you can help us plan the best ways to provide recognition.

Tell me more about the self-assessment.

The self-assessment will help you think about steps you've already taken to incorporate
sustainability into your business and offer additional practices you could adopt to further "green"
your office, operations or aspects of your organization.

The self-assessment contains several sections, including:

      • Introduction (to gather basic information about your organization)
      • Energy
      • Waste
      • Healthy Air Quality and Climate

Some questions may require that you gather more information before responding.  Each individual receives a unique link for the self-assessment, which means that you can do part of the survey and then return to it later, simply by clicking on the same link you used to initiate this survey.
The self-assessment should take you about 15-20 minutes to complete.

If I can't attend the workshop, can I still take the self-assessment?

Absolutely!   If you cannot attend the workshop, but still want to participate in the program, please sign up to receive a custom link to the self-assessment when it becomes available after September 24th.

What other events are planned?

There will be a recognition event in November (date TBD), a second workshop in February (date TBD) and a major celebration in March (date TBD).

More questions?

If you have additional questions, please contact Anne Sudduth at