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.
Last year, we held over 134+ events. This year, we're hoping to hold even more. Please let us know if you would like to host an event in 2020, or would like to lend support in any other way.
The third annual Climate Prep Week will be celebrated in September of 2020. Last year, we held events that featured contributions from dozens of community partners throughout Massachusetts, including...
The Boston City Council, Boston May Day Coalition, the Boston Public Health Commission, the Cambridge City Council, the Cambridge Public Library, CultureHouse, Eastie Farm, several branches of the Massachusetts Library System, Mayor Narkewicz of Northampton, Speak for the Trees Boston, the Somerville City Council, UMass Boston's Sustainable Solutions Lab, and more.
Get inspired by checking out an interactive map of last year's events here, and check out some pictures of Climate Prep Week 2019 below:
From left to right: Community Visit from the New England Aquarium at the Lynn Public Library where kids could start to get hands-on experience; "Climate Change: What Is It and What Can You Do About It?" a bilingual talk in Holyoke, MA that explored individual and communal solutions; Emergency Prep Kit Preparedness Workshop in Duxbury, MA that showed people how to best prepare for all types of disasters.