Climate Ready Boston and Greenovate Boston have teamed up to launch a new pilot program: the Climate Ready Boston (CRB) Leaders outreach program.
Through this program, we are aiming to increase awareness and understanding of the climate impacts Boston is facing and the strategies the City is considering to prepare for these impacts. We want your help in developing and advancing a climate-ready Boston.
So what is the CRB Leaders program?
Our team has taken the findings and recommendations from the Climate Ready Boston report and distilled them into a presentation and conversation guide. We have also included specific resources for each neighborhood highlighted in the latest report. These resources are available in the top six languages in the city of Boston! We want to work with you to use these materials as a foundation for starting conversations in your community (or school or organization…) about climate change impacts right here in Boston.
How do you use these materials, and where do you start?
First, download the presentation and conversation guide and get a feel for the content. Then ask yourself: is this an issue you want to learn more about, and learn how to present effectively? Are you concerned about climate change and want to share these findings within your own community? Do you have an idea of how and where to do that? Do you want to partner with Greenovate Boston to lead a community conversation (in your school, workplace, community group…) and share feedback, concerns, and ideas with the City as we plan our next steps? If so, then apply to the CRB Leaders Program by May 11!
We are looking for climate leaders across the City; people who can reach a broad spectrum of Bostonians. CRB Leaders will attend a training on June 5th or June 6th, and will be eligible for financial support to lead a community conversation (or two! or more!) on climate change in Boston. Apply and tell us why you should be in the first cohort of CRB Leaders-- we can’t wait to work together.
And in the meantime, learn more about our climate resilience planning in East Boston and Charlestown-- two critical resilience focus areas identified in Climate Ready Boston. You can take our community surveys linked on each neighborhood project page, and save the date for the East Boston Workshop on May 23rd.