After Springfield High School science classes began preparing for a Cooler Communities event at the 2020 Sustainathon, Covid made it necessary to postpone the event. In 2021, the district will pioneer a virtual version of the same collaboration. Much is yet to be worked out as we write this, but high school groups and individual students are already preparing their projects that will be connected to actions students will ask their parents, family members and neighbors to take.

Springfield Museums is working on including the program in their 2021 Earth Day celebration, providing an outdoor and in-person component to the Cooler Communities effort and including an even broader swath of the public in taking measurable action to recuse energy waste and carbon pollution.