What is Prep Week?
During September 24–30 each year, we mark Climate Preparedness Week, dedicated to learning, service, and actions that better prepare our communities for extreme weather events. By coming together to host events, we provide the resources and space to think about the ways that climate change disadvantages some communities more than others. To learn more about how you can participate, get in touch with us here.
The inaugural Climate Prep Week was celebrated in 2018, and featured contributions from dozens of community partners throughout greater Boston, including...
The Boston City Council, the Boston Climate Action Network, the Boston Public Health Commission, several branches of the Boston Public Library, the Boston Student Advisory Council, the Boston Latin School's YouthCAN, the Cambridge City Council, the Cambridge Public Library, the Cambridge Community Development Department, the Climate Action Business Association, Eastie Farm, Friends of the Middlesex Fells, Green Cambridge, Greenovate Boston, the Harborkeepers, the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, Mothers Out Front, the Mystic River Watershed Association, the New England Aquarium, Sierra Club Massachusetts Chapter, Speak for the Trees Boston, UMass Boston's Sustainable Solutions Lab, "What's up Eastie?", Youth on Board and more.
Get inspired by reading about last year's events here, and check out some pictures of Climate Prep Week 2018 below:
From left to right: "Underwater Youth March" to Fenway Park with students from the Boston Latin School, "Librarians, Climate Change, & Community Resilience" discussion at the Central Branch of the Boston Public Library, and Community "De-Paving Party" in Somerville, MA
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- Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 06:30 PM
- Jamaica Plain Public Library in Boston, MA
The Jamaica Plain branch of the Boston Public Library will host a screening of the movie "From Paris to Pittsburgh" followed by a community discussion on climate change activism in Boston. According to the film's website, "From coastal cities to America’s heartland, Paris to Pittsburgh celebrates how Americans are demanding and developing real solutions in the face of climate change. And as the weather grows more deadly and destructive, they aren’t waiting on Washington to act."
- Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 11:00 AM
- Scituate Town Library in Scituate, MA
Join an open house to talk about climate change and community preparedness in Scituate. Don't miss an important community discussion about an issue that is (and will be) affecting the South Shore deeply.