About Cooler Communities Berkshires

Trying their hand at an electric velomobile

The Cooler Community Challenge is based on a model from the “Cooler Concord” event held in Concord, MA, in 2017, presented by the Concord Sustainable Energy Committee.

Its goals are to:

● Empower young people and celebrate their contributions related to energy efficiency, climate change, and environmental preservation and protection.

● Offer a new opportunity for teachers, students, parents, and community members to learn about climate, energy, and environmental topics, and devise hands-on actions within existing curriculum requirements that result in tangible outcomes community-wide.

● Lower our community’s energy use and expenses and our carbon footprint.

The Cooler Community Challenge began in the fall of 2018 and continues throughout 2019 as we showcase students’ exhibits at the 2019 Berkshire Earth Expo on April 6th, 2019 at the Pittsfield Boys and Girls Club and track the accomplishments and outcomes of the challenge.


Living the Change Berkshires works at the local level to address climate change and climate justice by promoting sustainable living, energy efficiency, climate resilience, and environmental responsibility. We collaborate with individuals, grassroots groups, and organizations in our community to create opportunities for engagement and action.

Contact Living the Change at livingthechangeberkshires@gmail.com

Leadership team members:
Uli Nagel ulinagel@gmail.com
Judy Fox judye.fox@gmail.com
Anne Legene alegene@simons-rock.edu
Judy Eddy judy@judyeddy.com