Climate Action Committee


Planning Department Staff
Maria Morelli, Senior Planner:

Member Information
Dan Bennett
  • Building Commission designee
  • Building Commissioner, Town of Brookline
Michael Berger
  •  Citizen-at-large designee
Ben Chang
  • School Committee designee
  • Planning Board designee
David Lescohier
  •  Citizen-at-large designee
Alan Leviton
  • Climate Change Action Brookline designee
Werner Lohe
  • Committee Co-Chair and Conservation Commission designee
Patricia Maher
  • Advisory Council on Public Health designee
Linda Olson Pehlke
  • Brookline Neighborhood Alliance designee
Deborah Rivers
  • Brookline GreenSpace Alliance designee
  • Citizen-at-large designee
  • Chamber of Commerce designee
Ali Tali
  • Transportation Board designee
Don Weitzman
  • Advisory Committee designee
  • Sponsored and co-authored Article 29 (May 2008 TM) that established Selectmen’s Climate Action Committee
Nancy Heller
  • Committee co-chair and member of the Board of Selectmen
Climate Action Committee Responsibilities
The Selectmen's Climate Action Committee has the following responsibilities:

  • To promote a goal of achieving 80% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050 in alignment with the Massachusetts' Global Warming Solutions Act.
  • To promote and implement resiliency measures to better prepare the Brookline community to adapt to climate change.
  • To develop a comprehensive strategic plan that includes, but is not limited to, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and promoting sustainable practices for home, school and businesses.
  • To advance Brookline as a leader in diverse sustainable practices that contribute to environmental health and positive social impact and economic development.
  • To promote greater awareness about sustainability and the need to reduce GHG emissions through citizen choices.
  • To recommend and, where appropriate, implement programs that reduce the net production of GHG emissions in Brookline.
  • To measure, assess and/or monitor the efforts of the Town to reduce net GHG emissions.
  • To serve as liaison between the Town and the public with regard to information and programs related to reducing net production of greenhouse gases.
  • To report annually to the Annual Town Meeting and to report from time to time to the Board of Selectmen, the Town Administrator, and the public.
Read the Climate Action Committee's Report to Fall Town Meeting 2015 for a summary of the committee's recent activities.

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