Climate Preparedness Week

What is Prep Week?

During September 24–30, 2018 we mark the first annual Climate Preparedness Week, a week dedicated to learning, service, and actions that better prepare our communities for extreme weather events. By coming together, we also hope to provide the resources and space to think about the ways that climate change disadvantages some communities more than others.



Why join Climate Preparedness Week?

These events will be a special opportunity to connect with like-minded, motivated individuals and organizations in the Greater Boston area. In doing so, we hope to both make an immediate impact in our communities, and spark a long-term conversation about climate preparedness.

Individuals, families, groups, and communities can register climate preparedness-related activities that week, or join a project in their region. There are no limits to creativity or scale: panel discussions, tree-planting, emergency training, open-mic performances, activist art, space for reflection, and even more—every activity related to climate preparedness is welcome!

Join our growing list of partners, including...

Boston Public Health Commission, several branches of the Boston Public Library, Cambridge City Council, Climate Action Business Association, Eastie Farm, Friends of the Middlesex Fells, GreenCambridge, Greenovate Boston, The Harborkeepers, Mothers Out Front, Julie Wormser from Mystic River Watershed, New England Aquarium, Sierra Club Massachusetts Chapter, St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral, Williams College, and more!


What's next?

Do you have a great idea for an activity? Tell us about it!

Do you want to take the lead, and need some inspiration? Browse through some ideas on our website, or contact Aaron Troncoso for more information.


Follow Climate Preparedness Week events on the map below:

  • Farm Kickoff with Green Cambridge

    Kickoff Climate Preparedness Week at Green Cambridge's Hurley St. Farm! We'll be working and discussing how urban farms and local food sources can increase community resilience to climate change.

  • Forum: Vulnerability and Climate Change

    Join us at St. Paul's to hear a panel of local leaders speak on how community members can help vulnerable populations before, during, and after an extreme weather event.

  • Climate Prep with "What's up Eastie?"

    • Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 12:00 PM
    • On air at 94.9 FM or at

    Tune into Zumix Radio at 94.9 FM or their website for a "What's up Eastie?" discussion on climate preparedness. Can't make it? Follow up afterwards with their blog post.

  • "Get Ready. Be Safe. Stay Healthy" Presentation

    Nancy Smith from the Boston Public Health Commission will be presenting on what it means to prepare for emergencies in keeping with September's theme of National Preparedness Month.

  • Climate Adaptation Forum

    • Friday, September 28, 2018 at 07:15 AM
    • UMass Club in Boston, MA

    The Environmental Business Council and Sustainable Solutions Lab at UMass Boston are partnering to present on Law and Governance Issues on Climate Adaptation as part of the quarterly Climate Adaptation Forum.

    To attend, please register here.

  • Volunteer Workday Party

    • Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    • Eastie Farm in Boston, MA

    Want to get your hands dirty and improve food access as well as community resilience? All are welcome to help out at Eastie Farm's weekly open volunteer workday party. Folks are recommended to bring their own work gloves, water, and sunscreen.

  • Port Prep Party

    Join us for an afternoon of barbecue, music, and programming around climate preparedness in the Port. CREW partners with the City of Cambridge to invite families to learn about local extreme weather risks and existing preparedness plans for the community.

  • Depaving Event

  • "Wind and Water" Student Presentation

    What are the projected extreme "wind and water" impacts in the Boston area? Boston Student Advisory Council's Climate Team will be presenting their own research findings to their BSAC peers.