Welcome to Northampton Cooler Communities!
With a population of approximately 30,000, the City of Northampton serves as the county seat of Hampshire County, the home of Smith College, and as an academic, artistic, musical, and cultural center as well as a leader in protecting the environment and addressing climate change. It received the Audubon A Award for land conservation efforts that led to the protection of 25% of the land in the city and an Arbor Day Foundation for demonstrating higher levels of tree care and community engagement.
Cooler Communities Northampton was made possible with the generous support of The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts.
The Northampton Cooler Communities effort was spearheaded by a student intern and attracted a large number of vendors. The exhibits featured elementary school posters on energy efficiency and model passive homes.
Especially outstanding was the line up of speakers in the black box theater, ranging from artist Carolina Aragon to retired school principal and columnist Russ Vernon Jones and Youth Climate Activist Ollie Perrault.
We thank the Community Foundation of Western MA for their support for this event.
Photos from the event
CoolerCommunities extends a HUGE THANK YOU to the Community Foundation of Western MA for their generous support.