Phyllis Theermann

Wellesley Middle School student Vaani Kapoor and her sister organized a plastic pick-up day along Route 9 in April. After this event, where Wellesley students picked up 17+ bags of waste in less than a half a mile, Kapoor came to a Sustainable Wellesley event and a Natural Resources Commission meeting to discuss how to expand and sustain these efforts.

Now Kapoor, her family and many amazing Wellesley Middle Schools students will be doing another clean up this Sunday. Please consider joining them on Sunday, May 19th at 9 AM at the Middle School.

“There is unseen plastic all over our town” said Kapoor. “While we are celebrating Wellesley this weekend, the amount of litter will most likely increase. If you would like to help make a change, please join us this weekend for our second monthly plastic pickup,” Kapoor said enthusiastically.

Support this youth-led volunteer effort and show your Wellesley pride by limiting your waste, and picking up during and after the parade and fireworks.

Wellesley’s Natural Resources Commission (NRC) is asking residents to educate themselves about their lawn care practices, and encouraging everyone to eliminate pesticides, herbicides, and synthetic fertilizers from their yards.

 

Click here to watch a video produced by Wellesley Media and the Town Communications & Project Manager highlighting the Town’s ongoing efforts to protect the environment and public health from the dangers of toxic chemicals.

The NRC has also contacted our state legislators asking their support of House Bill 776 – An Act empowering towns and cities to protect residents and the environment from harmful pesticides. Read the letter here and encourage your senators and representatives to support this legislation.

Worried about Summer Cooling costs?
Want to cut your utility bills?

Come to a Home Energy Savings Seminar at the Tolles Parsons Center on May 22nd at 1:30 PM to learn ways to reduce your energy usage and make your home more comfortable and efficient. The seminar will review available programs that help you reduce energy usage.

The Wellesley Municipal Light Plant and National Grid offer no-cost energy audits, free light bulbs and significant rebates and assistance on insulation, heating equipment and appliances. The seminar will familiarize you with the home audit process.

Please bring your oil, gas and electric bills with you.

Volunteers will help you calculate your benchmark energy rating and assist with the audit process.

Sign-up with the COA 781-235-3961. Walk-ins are welcome.

This program is sponsored by the Wellesley Sustainable Energy Committee.