WICKED HIGH TIDE: A SHIPBOARD CONVERSATION ABOUT BOSTON’S CLIMATE RESILIENCY EFFORTS

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As with other major coastal cities, Boston is confronted with increasing challenges from hurricanes, heightened storm surges and growing flood risks as a result of climate change and sea-level rise.

Join your fellow Wellesley neighbors for an exciting & educational boat tour of Boston Harbor, where you’ll see first-hand how the city is managing and planning for anticipated impacts on it’s coastline, harbor and ports. Enjoy this informal discussion with a city official, while taking in the views of beautiful Boston Harbor from sea.

Light snacks are included and a cash bar is available. Tickets are limited. Sign-up today!

Don’t want to drive? No problem; carpools from Wellesley are being organized. Simply email contacts below for details.

Speaker: Brian Swett, Chief of Environment, Energy, & Open Space, City of Boston
Date: Sunday, September 14
Time: Departs from Long Wharf. Boarding 2.30-3.00, sailing 3.00-6.00
Cost: $45; checks payable to Wellesley Congregational Church
Experience: Priceless!
Contact: Mary Gard (mgard62@gmail.com) or Cynthia Curtis (cyn.j.curtis@gmail.com)

Sponsored by The Wellesley Village Church Environmental Ministry

Hop on the Bus to NYC: Biggest Climate Change March “Evah” on Sunday, September 21

peoples climate marchJoin Sustainable Wellesley and Wellesley neighbors, faith groups, students, and families, for the biggest climate change action in history! We are heading to New York City on Sunday, September 21, when world leaders will be gathering for a United Nations summit meeting. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is urging leaders to support a global agreement to reduce global warming pollution. We will be there to show popular support for urgent action!

Our future is on the line and the whole world will be watching. Let’s take a stand together to bend the course of history.

All you have to do is get on the bus!

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• Bus Type: Local Motion of Boston bus with A/C, lavatory, and 55 comfortable seats!
• Departure: 6:30 am (sharp!) from Wellesley Center (specific location TBA)
• Return: Depart NYC at 5:30 pm; ETA in Wellesley at 9:30 pm
• Roundtrip Ticket: $25.00 (scholarship discount available; contact Lise Olney, lmolney@fulhamco.com)
• Purchase online here
• Purchase offline: To pay by check or cash, please contact Lise Olney lmolney@fulhamco.com
Please Note: Payment must be received to reserve a seat.

Reserve now—seats are going fast!

Wellesley More POWER TO CHOOSE Sun Program Reaches Full Discount Pricing

P2C_SolarIconLast Chance to Take Advantage of Best Solar Pricing

Residents in Wellesley have now reached a level of participation that provides everyone in the program the lowest price available. The town started the year with 8 homeowners generating electricity from solar and that number has now grown nearly 6 times as many to 48 private homes generating electricity from solar. Any residents who sign up before the August 31 deadline will now benefit from the best pricing for solar, a guaranteed installation before the Wellesley Municipal Light Plant solar rebate expires on December 31st and the ability to benefit from 2014 tax credits.

With a very impressive return on investment for those who are “solar suitable”, 409 homeowners have registered to see if solar works for them and more than 35 have already signed installation contracts. As the Wellesley More POWER TO CHOOSE Sun Program approaches the registration deadline, these are the last few weeks to take advantage of this significantly discounted pricing. Watch it happen here.

The More POWER TO CHOOSE program is coordinated by Wellesley volunteers and sponsored by the Town of Wellesley Sustainable Energy Committee. The solar portion of this program offers discounted group pricing from installer partner Astrum Solar along with a rebate from Wellesley’s Municipal Light Plant and generous state and federal incentives.

This program is working to lower the carbon footprint of the Town of Wellesley and setting a standard for the future of our town.

To reserve your no-obligation estimate visit WellesleyPowerToChoose.com today or call 617 963-8141. To connect with the local volunteers coordinating the campaign, email sec@wellesleyma.gov.

The overall More POWER TO CHOOSE program provides residents opportunities to meet their individual goals of personal responsibility and engagement. The program provides residents the opportunity to choose among the following options:
· Free thermal image to see where your home is losing energy
· No-cost in-home energy assessment to maximize efficiency and reduce waste
· Advice on how to get started on following energy efficiency recommendations
· A free home solar suitability analysis
· Registration with Wellesley’s Municipal Light Plant to purchase 10% to 100% of electricity from renewable sources

For more information go to WellesleyPowerToChoose.com or call 617 963-8141.