Phyllis Theermann

Sustainable Wellesley is a proud sponsor of Mass Climate Action Network’s (MCAN) & Toxics Action Center’s annual Local Environmental Action (LEA) Conference coming up on Saturday, March 3rd from 9am to 6pm at Northeastern University’s Curry Student Center.

Since Sustainable Wellesley is a co-sponsor of this, you are able to purchase tickets at a discounted rate by purchasing under our banner. But, the discount ends this coming Saturday, 2/10, so sign up soon! Go here for ticketing information.

Join community leaders, environmental justice advocates and activists from across the region to build skills, discuss new ideas, and be inspired for the work ahead.   Lots of interesting and engaging workshops and speakers. See you there.

Phyllis Theermann

You can easily turn your food waste/compost into biogas by collecting it and bringing it to Wellesley’s own Recycling and Disposal Facility (RDF). Now that is renewable energy!

Wellesley residents are invited to participate in a food waste drop off program at the RDF that’s intended to reduce the amount of food waste going to landfills by making composting more convenient for residents.

The three-month pilot, part of a series of initiatives conducted by Wellesley’s 3R(Reduce Reuse Recycle) Working Group, will help the town determine if there’s enough interest to permanently offer the program. The 3R Working Group includes the Department of Public Works, the NRC and the Sustainable Energy Committee.

Food waste starter kit.

As participation in the pilot is on a first-come, first-served basis, interested residents are encouraged to sign up NOW. All participants will receive:

-A free starter kit, paid for by Dept. of Environmental Protection grants, that includes a counter-top compost bucket, compostable bag liners and a container for transporting your food waste to the RDF

-A program tutorial

– Information on acceptable food waste items and those items that are not accepted

Participants will bring their waste-filled bags to a container located in the RDF trash drop off area.  The collected food waste will go to an anaerobic digester to be turned into biogas. Pilot program participants will also be asked to complete follow up feedback surveys.

All enrolled participants can pick up their starter kits at the RDF. The food waste drop off area will be open during regular RDF hours.

Phyllis Theermann

Please join us for the next action meeting THIS SUNDAY, September 17th from 1-3 pm, upstairs in the loft at 161 Oakland Street.

Never been before? No problem. Sustainable Wellesley gets together a few times a year to talk about issues happening in our community and what we can do to make a difference.

Come meet State Senate candidate (and WHS teacher) Jackie Katz!

Some topics include:
– Renewable energy initiative overview – Learn what is happening on the local and state levels and what can we do

– Wellesley’s own Green Awards Program

– Big town projects – LED street lights/HHU/900 Worcester/Green Communities

– Food and the environment

Please email us at to let us know if you will be there, plus issues, concerns, ideas of your own.

See you in Sunday! Snacks provided but please bring your own coffee, water, tea, etc.