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The 5th Grade Girl Scout Troop at Hunnewell challenges the community to a plastic water bottle free weekend, April 27-29, 2018.  This weekend is chosen in honor of Earth Day, a celebration of nature.  On this weekend, they ask you to plan ahead and bring a reusable water bottle to school, sports and activities.

This video will encourage you to sign their pledge and adhere to do your best to ditch disposable water bottles and go reusable instead.  Some suggestions they offer to make the change include:

Be prepared
Try to remember to keep your reusable water bottle filled and ready to go for school, practice, rehearsal, on car trips, walks etc.

Doing so will allow you to take action to help the earth, keep our environment cleaner, and to save money.

They encourage you to lead by example and spread awareness so others will choose to go reusable too!

If you can do it for a weekend, you will see how easy it is to make the change forever.

Give it a try.

Thanks for the inspiration Hunnewell Troop 78199!

Phyllis Theermann

Sunday, May 6, 2018, at 2 PM
Wellesley Free Library in the Wakelin Room

FREE ADMISSION

Learn the hows and whys of healthy, earth- and animal-friendly eating and cooking with Victoria Moran, bestselling author, national speaker, podcaster, and two-time guest on Oprah, whose new book, co-authored with JL Fields, is The Main Street Vegan Academy Cookbook: Over 100 Plant-Sourced Recipes Plus Practical Tips.

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Victoria is the author of twelve books, including Creating a Charmed Life (in 30 languages,) The Love-Powered Diet, the iconic Main Street Vegan, and The Good Karma Diet: Eat Gently, Feel Amazing, Age in Slow Motion. Her college thesis became Compassion the Ultimate Ethic: An Exploration of Veganism, originally published in 1985 and the first work on vegan philosophy and practice to come from a major publisher.

Victoria is founder and director of Main Street Vegan Academy, training and certifying vegan lifestyle coaches. Her  new cookbook, and her classic Main Street Vegan, both will be available for purchase and signing.

Then learn to make three enticing recipes from the cookbook! Diana Goldman, creator of Beantown Kitchen, is a recipe contributor to the cookbook, and a Main Street Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator. Diana will demonstrate preparation of a delicious hot entree, a dessert, and a scrumptious dip, with tasting samples!

Please sign up to help plan for tasting samples.

All are welcome to this free program sponsored by the Boston Vegetarian Society and Wellesley Free Library. The library is wheelchair accessible, has plenty of free parking and is accessible by public transportation -take the commuter rail Framingham/Worcester Line from Back Bay or South Station. Get off at Wellesley Square. It is then a 3/10 mile walk to the library.

 

Phyllis Theermann

Wellesley College student group Enact invites you to a variety of Earth Day Events!

Tuesday, April 17 12.30-1.30 in Sci 396 (Location Tentative)
Career Panel: Panelists include sustainable energy, climate science and local food movement professionals

Tuesday, April 17 from 4:10-5 PM
Hug a Tree: An interesting, fun forest appreciation, sensory awareness, empathy activity

Wednesday, April 18 12.30-2 PM in the Lulu Cow Chair Room
Phone banking: For the Carbon Tax Omnibus Bill in the Massachusetts State House

Wednesday, April 18 8-10 pm in the PNE Atrium
An Inconvenient Sequel Film: screening of Al Gore’s sequel to An Inconvenient Truth in advance of his visit the following week.

Thursday, April 19 12.30-1.30PM meet at the Edible Ecosystem Teaching Garden (Behind OBS)
Nature walk: Nature walk through arboretum with the app: Inaturalsists with the Botanistas (Wellesley Botany org).

EnAct (Environmental Action at Wellesley College)’s mission is to engage students and the broader Wellesley community in direct action to combat climate change and other local and global environmental issues. Email enact-eboard@wellesley.edu with any questions.

In addition, the Paulson Ecology of Place Initiative at Wellesley College invites you to:

April 24th at 4:30pm
Enjoy a Terry Tempest Williams reading and conversation with Elena Creef at Wellesley College in the Hay Amphitheater (Tishman Commons rain location) with reception, sustainable local food, and book signing following the event. Williams – a writer, a naturalist and a fierce advocate for freedom of speech — has consistently shown us how environmental issues are social issues that ultimately become matters of justice.