Welcome to Cooler Communities Westhampton!
In 2021, Westhampton was awarded a Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness Grant by the state of Massachusetts to create Westhampton’s first Resilient Master Plan and to update their Open Space and Recreation Plan. These plans are intended to help the town navigate the effects of climate change.
The Cooler Communities program aims to involve students in this work, and, spearheaded by Tara O’Brien, a 9th grade environmental science teacher, will engage High School students at Hampshire Regional School. The culminating event will coincide with the schools fiftieth anniversary celebration, ensuring great exposure to the public of the students work and their calls for climate-friendly action from local residents.