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Climate Week Brookline

Posted by Brock Parker  January 21, 2011 04:05 PM

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Brookline will go green for eight days a week starting Sunday, when Climate Week Brookline kicks off to promote a host of ways to improve the environment and improve energy efficiency in your home.

About 20 events on topics ranging from the cost and benefits of solar panels to recycling Styrofoam are scheduled throughout the eight-day event, which will run from Sunday, Jan. 23 through Sunday, Jan. 30.

The kick-off event will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Lincoln School at 19 Kennard Road with a discussion about addressing climate change that will be moderated Meghna Chakrabarti of WBUR's Radio Boston. Guests include Kevin Knobloch, president of the Union of Concerned Scientists; Rob Garrity, executive director of the Massachusetts. Climate Action Network and Alan Khazei, co-founder of City Year and founder of Be the Change.

Climate Change Action Brookline is co-sponsoring the week's events with the selectmen’s Climate Action Committee, the Brookline Department of Public Health, Brookline School Committee and Brookline Adult and Community Education.

Most of the events, including the kick off discussion, are free and open to the public, but classes being held by Brookline Adult and Community Education will require registration and some fees.

A complete schedule of events visit can be found at http://www.climatechangeactionbrookline.org/calendar.php

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