In 2021, the Town of Sherborn is participating in the Cooler Communities’ grant program.

The grant sponsors three unique curriculum projects at Sherborn’s Pine Hill Elementary, the Dover Sherborn Middle and High Schools with the goal to strengthen students’ leadership on climate-related issues. It also seeks  to leverage the school community at large in taking a path toward lower emissions, clean energy, and sustainable land-use. To that end, a virtual “Cooler Sherborn” community fair is planned for the end of May, 2021. At this event, visitors can learn from neighbors, subject matter experts, and practitioners concerning actions we can take to lower our carbon footprint. In addition, we can learn ways to manage our yards to be more in harmony with nature. With the help of a customized webtool, visitors can sign up for actions, individually or as a team, and keep a measure of their contribution in lowering Sherborn’s residential carbon emissions.