News : Climate Week enthusiasm is gaining steam

Jan 19, 2012

From The Boston Globe

By Andreae Downs

After last winter’s widely attended inaugural Climate Week, Brookline environmental activists started gearing up in the fall for an encore. They were surprised at the enthusiastic response they received - and from disciplines they had not expected.

“This year, people are calling us,’’ said Mary Dewart, cochairwoman of Climate Week.

The second annual Climate Week, slated to run Saturday through Jan. 29, will include fresh local produce at a much-talked-about Winter Marketplace, activities for children, an arts stroll, workshops on winterizing, a reading by Frances Moore Lappe, author of “Diet for a Small Planet,’’ and opportunities to recycle.

The week kicks off with skating to live music at the Kirrane rink in Larz Anderson Park, where the auto museum will provide free hot chocolate, an exhibition on bikes and green cars, and a scavenger hunt.

Art installations will be scattered around town, with one on water usage at Brookline Booksmith and the S.S. Pierce Building, and one on earth and climate science games at Eureka! Puzzles in Coolidge Corner.

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