Brookline, MA

Mothers Out Front team in Brookline

Methane Gas Leaks in Brookline have been tagged

There are over 250 active gas leaks in Brookline, making our town the 2nd highest in the state in gas leaks per mile.  On Saturday, May 13th we tagged over 100 gas leaks in every precinct.  Read our fact sheet on why gas leaks are important and what you can do to get them fixed.

We're asking our elected officials on Facebook or Twitter to support the Gas Leaks Consumer Cost Protection Bill (S.1845, H.2683), which prohibits the utility companies from charging us for lost and unaccounted for gas.  This bill gives the incentive to find and fix the biggest gas leaks!

 

Can't join us in person? Help us on social media.

Check if there are gas leaks next to your home or school. 

2 views of Route 9 gas leaks (source HEET)

Route 9 gas leaks view near Upper Devotion School  Route 9 gas leaks near schools

 

Who we are

We are mothers, grandmothers and other caregivers coming together to make climate change an issue that our leaders can no longer ignore.

We are building a powerful grassroots movement to ensure a swift, complete, and just transition away from fossil fuels and toward clean and renewable energy.  We need your help.  Together, we can create a healthy climate today and a livable future for all children. 

Clean Electricity in Brookline

In 2016, Brookline Town Meeting voted for Brookline to join other towns in procuring 50% of our electricity from renewable sources. The program, Brookline Green Electricity rolls out July 1, 2017.  Residents and businesses will be automatically enrolled, but we'll work on getting residents to opt up to 100% renewables for their household.  You will get a letter in the mail from the town about the program around Memorial Day.  Join us to bring more clean electricity to Brookline

Community Meetings

In 2016 we launched our Community Meetings with a talk on Methane Gas Leaks.  Our next meeting is May 11, 7pm on Trees and Climate Change at the Coolidge Corner Library at 33 Pleasant Street. 

Opportunities with the Brookline team

You can do simple things:

  • Tweet out your support for events, or post events on facebook or other social network platforms
  • Write an email to your Selectman,  talk with a Town Meeting Member or write to a State Legislator.
  • Go to a rally downtown, or attend a meeting in Brookline (sometimes just a show of bodies is needed).
  • Host a house party - invite your friends and we’ll do the rest!

You can help based on your strengths:

  • Do graphic design occasionally
  • Post notices on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
  • Alert our other members as to local activities and events
  • Be a content writer  (write new posts/emails based on information supplied either from state-wide MOF or from outside organizations)
  • Help with publicity (such as for our Mothers Out Front Climate Week event)
  • Connect our team with MOF state-wide - one hour meeting every other week, plus occasional monthly meetings

Please email us at info.ma.brookline@mothersoutfront.org to lend your skills.  We love your help!

Community Organizing Team Leaders

  • Cathy Loula
  • Inge Damm-Luhr
  • Tracie Burns
  • Sarah Kitterman
  • Daria Mark
  • Kathleen Scanlon
  • Susan Helms Daley

Contact Us

Email: info.ma.brookline@mothersoutfront.org