Climate Is Everybody’s Business FAQ

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

Participants of the “Climate is Everybody’s Business” program will make up a cohort of organizations leading the movement of green business practices in Brookline. Participants will attend workshops 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, and will perform self-assessments on their progress and opportunities for going green. 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 are the workshops?

The first workshop was held on September 24th 2019.  More workshops will be scheduled when appropriate.

How can I register for future workshops?

Once workshops are scheduled, we'll provide a link here for you to register.

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 a workshop, can I still take the self-assessment?

The self-assessment is currently on hold given the current social and economic challenges. We hope to continue running it soon, along with the participant workshop. If you are signed up, you will receive a custom link to the on-line self-assessment and information about the workshop when the program starts back up. You can sign up at:

More questions?

If you have additional questions, please contact Anne Sudduth at