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

NOW is the time to buy an electric vehicle.

Mass Energy Consumers Alliance’s “Drive Green” program makes EV purchases or leases more attractive, on top of the federal tax credit and the Massachusetts state MORE-EV rebate. Click here to learn more about possible discounts to purchase or lease a top EV model at a participating dealer.

This is great news as EVs are cheaper to run per mile, require less maintenance, pollute less and are an excellent way of reducing your carbon emissions.

This nonprofit organization is working to reduce emissions 80% by 2050 and stop climate change and have created this EV program as part of the solution.

Be aware that there is a Federal bill that would eliminate the $7500 tax credit for EV purchases.  If this tax bill passes, that credit will only be available until the end of 2017, making the thought of buying/leasing an EV car timely.

Phyllis Theermann

The last of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs and the Department of Transportation’s four public listening sessions around transportation will be held this Thursday, November 09, 2017 from 6pm – 8pm at the West Middle School, 271 West St. in Brockton.

These public listening sessions for stakeholders across Massachusetts will help identify the best state and regional policies aimed at reducing transportation sector emissions, increasing deployment of zero emission vehicles, and increasing the resilience of transportation infrastructure as the climate changes.

They are also welcoming comments on designing transportation policy solutions with environmental justice communities in mind. Please submit written comments before January 1st here, or email them to gwsa@massmail.state.ma.us.

The Union of Concerned Scientists can send you an action alert with suggested information on this topic. To receive that information once the listening sessions are complete, sign up here.

In addition, discussions are happening around Wellesley on this topic. If you are interested in learning more and getting involved, please email info@SustainableWellesley.com.