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Quentin is President of Sustainable Wellesley, an advisor for SaveOhno.org and a Partner in the management consulting firm Alder Associates. He has degrees in Physics and Business and is studying for a Masters in Sustainability at Harvard University Extension School. Quentin has lived in Wellesley since 2000 and is married with two children in Wellesley pub

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It has been brought to our attention that some “Big Stores” (like Home Depot) have been selling Milkweed plants that have been treated with systemic Neonicotinoids, which are poisonous to birds and butterflies. This is THE host plant for the Monarch butterfly. These plants are being sold now to well-meaning people who want to help the Monarchs, not kill them. 

Please be aware and be on the lookout for the information stick hidden behind the identification information that the plants have been treated with systemic Neonicotinoids. 

This issue is currently being addressed by various environmental agencies but the plants are already out there, so check the tags!

Sustainable Wellesley will have healthy milkweed in the next few weeks. Email us at info@SustainableWellesley.com for more information.


Please join us:

Sunday, January 8
5:30 to 8:30 pm
161 Oakland Street, Wellesley
– the studio above the garage –


We will review some of the sustainability highlights from 2016 in Wellesley, outline some of our major plans for 2017 and then break for drinks, food, and discussion. The Board of Sustainable Wellesley will be there and we want to hear your points of view and priorities, so let us know what you want to see in Wellesley in 2017. Do come and join us, share a glass of wine, and have a lively discussion with friends!

We are being generously hosted by Laurel Landers in her gorgeous art studio so be prepared for a visual as well as a gustatory feast! We look forward to seeing you.


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