Brookline, MA

Mothers Out Front team in Brookline

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. 

Methane Gas Leaks in Brookline

There are over 300 active gas leaks in Brookline, making our town the 2nd highest in the state of gas leaks per mile.  We're asking National Grid to find the super-emitters (the worst of the gas leaks) and fix them, which can reduce our town's methane gas emissions by 50%.  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 SchoolRoute 9 gas leaks near schools

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 in January or February of 2017.  Residents and businesses will be automatically enrolled, but we'll work on getting residents to opt up to 100% renewables for their household.  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 February 9th on Trees and Climate Change

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

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

Contact Us

Email: info.ma.brookline@mothersoutfront.org