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Tonight, come to Selectman’s meeting at 6.30pm in the Juliani Room of Town Hall to hear the Library Roof Feasibility Study Presentation and whether solar is an option.

Oct. 15th make time for the Hardy/Upham Feasibility Study Community Kick Off at 7.30pm at WMS auditorium and learn/share about the project’s approach to sustainability.

October 20th is Kids’ Trails Day from 1:30-3:00PM. Children will look for treasure boxes using letterboxing (written clues). Refreshments served at the end of the activities. No registration is required and no fee is charged. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the Longfellow Pond parking lot ( 213 Oakland). More walks listed here and other Wellesley Conservation Council events listed here.

Add the Green Collaborative meeting to your calendar for Thursday Oct. 24th from 9 to 11 am in the Wakelin Room of Wellesley Free Library to learn more about driving electric! Learn more here.

Many more events here

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Learn more about the Green New Deal at a Town Hall event (with Sen. Becca Rausch on the panel) on Thursday, Oct. 17, 7-9pm, at Common Street Spiritual Center in Natick Center. Sign up here.

Co-sponsored by a coalition of local organizations, this event will be an educational opportunity for people to learn more about the Green New Deal (GND) and why we need it.

In addition to a presentation from the young activists in the new MetroWest hub of Sunrise, special guests will address questions of the political landscape around the GND, how municipal policies will be helped by the GND, and how climate change is affecting our own local environment and agriculture.

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Thirty percent of everyday household trash is food waste.

Right now, Wellesley’s recycling of food waste is 6% of the total recycling at our RDF. So there is a lot of food waste in Wellesley that is NOT being recycled.

We can do better, and it’s easy to do.

At the recent Sustainable Wellesley action meeting, Sharon volunteered to re-“energize” Wellesley’s Food Waste Program. For those that don’t know, Wellesley residents can drop off their food waste (bones, meat and all!) in the Food Waste area at the RDF. This waste then goes into an anaerobic digester which converts our food waste to methane, which produces electricity. A portion of the leftover byproduct is made into pellets of low grade fertilizer.

We are looking for a few volunteers to hand out flyers explaining this program at the RDF, Green’s Hardware and Roche Bros.

If you are interested in joining Sharon outside of Green’s hardware on a weekend in October, please let her know by emailing her: sharonkirby3@gmail.com.

Weather looks good for this weekend so join the team on Saturday 10/5 from 10-noon and Sunday, 10/6 11-12:30. Its an easy and important thing to do: hand out flyers and a free compostable bag to get more people on board.

Other dates you can sign up to help at Roche Bros are Saturday, 11/16, 10-2 and 11/23, 10-2.

Thanks for taking action!

Together, we are making a difference.