by Phyllis Theermann May 15, 2019 butterflies clean wind energy Electric Vehicle family flowers Friends of Brookside Friends of Morses Pond fun healthy lawns march parade pollinators Sustainable Wellesley Wellesley Conservation Council wellesley green schools Wellesley Natural Resources Commission
Bring your family, neighbors and friends to march about environmental concerns in the Wellesley Parade this Sunday. Folks are lining up at 12.45pm on the corner of Elm and Washington Streets. Bring a wagon for the little ones. We have butterfly signs and pinwheels for them to hold.
Look for the sailboat and an electric vehicle promoting healthy, clean wind energy as well as the butterflies and flowers promoting healthy lawns and pollinators. Sustainable Wellesley, Wellesley Green Schools, Friends of Morses Pond, Wellesley Conservation Council, Wellesley Natural Resources Commission, Friends of Brookside and others will march together. It’s so much fun, please join us!
You will enjoy the shout outs and cheers from friendly spectators along the route.
We are grateful to Laurel for organizing us, the Bender Family for building the float, the Wellesley Municipal Light Plant for their support, and the Wellesley Wonderful Weekend Parade organizers.
There is a great deal of environmental enthusiasm in town. Simply, email info@SustainableWellesley.com to learn how you can get involved.
by Phyllis Theermann May 15, 2019 Clean Energy electric car EV hybrid plug in save money
The Wellesley Municipal Light Plant and the Wellesley Sustainable Energy Committee have launched a new program for electric vehicle (EV) drivers called Bring Your Own Charger® (BYOC). BYOC encourages drivers to charge their vehicles overnight in exchange for an $8.00 credit on their electric bill each month—the equivalent of 3,000 miles of free driving per year!
Wellesley is one of the top cities in the state for EV adoption. Driving electric helps keep our air clean and lowers carbon emissions, a town-wide goal. This program takes that one step further, encouraging owners to shift to overnight hour charging (10pm to 12pm Monday – Friday and anytime on the weekends). Doing so will:
Help keep town-wide electric rates low
- Offer EV owners $8 monthly credit = 3,000 miles of free driving a year
- Pull from the cleanest, lowest emitting non peak hour energy
- Indirectly minimize carbon pollution
- Extend EV battery life