Welcome to Cooler Communities Sherborn!
In 2021, the Town of Sherborn participated in the Cooler Communities’ grant program for the first time.
It included three unique curriculum projects at Sherborn’s Pine Hill Elementary, and the Dover Sherborn Middle and High Schools with the goal of strengthening students’ leadership on climate-related issues and sought 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 was held over two days in May, 2021. At this event, visitors learned from neighbors, subject matter experts, and practitioners about actions we can all take to lower our carbon footprint. In addition, residents were encouraged to manage their yards to be more in harmony with nature. With the help of a customized web-tool (Sustainable Sherborn (massenergize.org)) visitors can still sign up for actions, individually or as a team, and keep a measure of their contribution in lowering Sherborn’s residential carbon emissions.
2022 will see a renewed and expanded Cooler Communities Program in Sherborn, building on this wonderful work done during the pandemic.