Phyllis Theermann

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 CouncilWellesley 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.

Phyllis Theermann

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

To join now, visit https://www.bringyourowncharger.com/wellesley
Then simply  program your vehicle to charge between the hours of 10pm and noon Monday to Friday or anytime on the weekend, and upload a photo of the schedule.

To learn more about this program visit www.wellesleyma.gov/byoc or contact the Town’s partner, Sagewell at 781-303-4994 or ev@sagewell.com with any questions.

Phyllis Theermann

It has happened to all of us. You are home and in need of something but don’t really want to spend money on it, or go out and find one.

Did you know you can borrow things easily from the Wellesley Free Library’s Library of Things? They have a wide collection of non-traditional library items and the collection is ever-expanding. See full list here.

Imagine, with the power of your library card you can borrow these and 100+ other items!

Adapters of all kinds
Binocular
Birding kit
Cake Pan
Electronic Keyboard
Games
International Plugs
Karaoke Machine
Laptops
Luggage Scale
Save Memories Kit
Tape to Digital Converter
Tool kits and more!