Sustainable Wellesley

 

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A Sustainability Hat Trick For Food Waste Reduction and Sustainability Efforts

A Sustainability Hat Trick For Food Waste Reduction and Sustainability Efforts

Bates Elementary School and Matt Delaney, Wellesley Food Services Director Win 3 State and Regional Awards Bates Elementary School’s cafeteria recycling and food waste diversion project and Wellesley’s Food Service Director, Matt Delaney won 3 separate awards in State House ceremonies this month, sparking statewide and regional attention. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs presented the …

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Letter To School Committee

Letter To School Committee

The Following Letter was written by a Green Schools/Sustainable Wellesley advocate. Please consider researching and writing something of your own and sharing it with the Members of the Wellesley Public School Committee here school_Committee@wellesleyps.org. ________________________________________________________________________ "I am writing today to ask the Board to consider making Climate Change part of the science curriculum in the middle and upper grades.  In addition, I …

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Got "Old" Phones? Chargers? iPods? Digital Cameras?

Got "Old" Phones? Chargers? iPods? Digital Cameras?

It’s time for some spring cleaning!  Did you know – just one cell phone, if thrown away, can pollute 40,000 gallons of groundwater?  Cell phones contain lead, arsenic, beryllium and other hazardous toxins that leach into our environment through our landfills.  Wellesley Middle School PTO and the Wellesley Green Team are partnering to run a CELL PHONE RECYCLING fundraiser! Monday, …

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Make Your Ideas Known - Wednesday Night - Sustainable Aspects of Unified Plan

Make Your Ideas Known - Wednesday Night - Sustainable Aspects of Unified Plan

The Town of Wellesley is currently preparing a Unified Plan, collaboratively with Wellesley residents, Town staff and members of the Town’s boards and commissions. They are diving into topics you care a lot about including land use planning, economic development, housing, transportation, education, Town government operations and finance.  Let your vision and priorities be heard to create a livable, innovative and fiscally-sound …

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900 Worcester's Ice Rinks, Swimming Pools and Playing Fields

900 Worcester's Ice Rinks, Swimming Pools and Playing Fields

As may of us know, the Town of Wellesley approved a $3.8M purchase of the 7.85 acre property and started on plans to convert 900 Worcester Project into a recreation area featuring a pool, ice skating rinks, and playing fields. You can learn more from the Wellesley Townsman article, but highlights are that Wellesley Sports Center, LLC will develop "two NHL size hockey rinks, …

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The Heat Is On To Go Solar

The Heat Is On To Go Solar

Photo: Becky Wasserman, Resonant Energy Don’t Delay Your Solar Decision: Financial and Environmental Costs Will Only Rise Easy Ways to Make 2017 Your Solar Year After installing solar panels on it's roof, Wellesley’s Temple Beth Elohim received a lot of interest among the congregants about home solar options and thus organized a Home Solar Forum last week. This event was …

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Green Up Your Summer BBQ Routine With These 5 Great Recipes!

Green Up Your Summer BBQ Routine With These 5 Great Recipes!

Did you know that 51% of Greenhouse Gas Emissions are from livestock production, compared to only 13% from all transportation combined? Animal agriculture is responsible for 91% of amazon rainforest destruction and it takes approximately 2,500 gallons of water to produce a pound of beef. A pound of brown rice can be grown using approximately 250 gallons of water and …

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DATES TO REMEMBER
 

May 24, 6-8 pm, Great Hall in Town Hall
Sustainable Systems & Networks, Unified Plan Workshop 

May 31, 7 to 9 pm, Great Hall in Town Hall
Natural & Cultural Heritage, Unified Plan Workshop


June 17th, Linden Sq. Wellness Event 9.30-2.30
Sustainabilty & Wellness Go Hand in Hand
 
July 15th, 11-5, July Jubilation in Wellesley Square
Staff a table or come by and say hi

 

All events viewable on the Sustainable Wellesley town-wide calendar: http://www.sustainablewellesley.com/calendar-3/

 

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