Climate Protection Action Committee


The City Manager appoints a standing Climate Protection Action Committee (CPAC) as an advisory committee to assist in the implementation of the Climate Protection Plan. The Committee periodically develops recommendations to the City Manager.  

Committee Membership

The committee is made up of community members who take an active interest in climate change issues in Cambridge and who live or work in Cambridge. Current members are:

  • Melissa Chan, Chair
  • Thomas Chase, Secretary
  • Rosalie Anders
  • Peter Crawley
  • Keith Giamportone
  • Brian Goldberg/Nicole Morell, MIT
  • JerryLyn Huckabee
  • Ted Live
  • Emily Flynn-Pesquera, Harvard
  • Lauren Miller
  • Trisha Montalbo
  • Steven Nutter, Green Cambridge
  • Jerrad Pierce
  • Paula Phipps
  • David Rabkin
  • Keren Schlomy
  • Julie Wormser

Meeting Dates, Agendas and Meeting Minutes

The Cambridge Climate Protection Action Committee meets regularly, usually on the second Thursday of the month between 6:00 P. M. and 8:00 P. M. Meetings generally take place at the City Hall Annex at 344 Broadway. Climate Protection Action Committee meetings are open to the public and non-members are welcome to attend. CPAC sometimes creates task forces to work on particular questions, and community members are invited to join in this work.

Climate Protection Committee meetings are advertised in the citywide Calendar of Events

Date Agenda Minutes
February 11, 2021  Agenda Minutes 
 March 11, 2021 Agenda Minutes 
 April 8, 2021 Agenda Minutes 
 May 13, 2021 Agenda  Minutes
 June 10, 2021 Agenda  Minutes
 July 8, 2021 Agenda  Minutes
September 9, 2021  Agenda Minutes 
 October 14, 2021 Agenda  Minutes
 November 16, 2021 Agenda Minutes 
 December 9, 2021 Agenda Minutes 
 January 13, 2022 Agenda Minutes 
 February 10, 2022 Agenda  Minutes 
 March 10, 2022 Agenda  Minutes 
 April 14, 2022 Agenda  Minutes 
 May 12, 2022 Agenda  Minutes 
June 9, 2022  Agenda  Minutes 
July 14, 2022   Agenda Minutes 
August 11, 2022  n/a  n/a 
September 8, 2022  Agenda Minutes 
 October 13, 2022 Agenda  Minutes 
 November 10, 2022  Agenda  
December 15, 2022  Agenda   
 January 12, 2023  Agenda  

View older agendas and meeting minutes from the Climate Protection Action Committee.

For More Information

For more information about the Climate Protection Action Committee contact Seth Federspiel at 617/349-4675 or by email at