Phyllis Theermann

National Drive Electric Week

Day: Saturday, September 16, 2017
Time: 9am – 1pm
Location: Natick Common
3 East Central Street
Natick, MA 01760
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Thinking about driving an electric car? Head over to the Natick Common for a fun and informative day for the entire family.

Learn about all-electric cars and plug-in hybrid vehicles from owners and dealer representatives, while enjoying the locally made or grown food at the Farmers’ Market.

Electric vehicles produce zero tailpipe emissions, helping America reduce its dependence on oil.  Electric vehicle range varies by model, from 80-330 miles on a full charge. EVs are known for their performance and efficiency.   Your energy cost is just a fraction of your current gas bill.  If you have recently installed solar panels on your house, imagine never paying for gas again, and charging from energy generated from your own solar panels!

Phyllis Theermann

you-are-invitedThe NRC’s Grow Green Wellesley campaign kicked off on Mother’s Day weekend with a special event in honor of Mother Earth – “Landscapes for Living: A Forum on Eco-Friendly Landscaping and Lawn Care.” The event drew a crowd of about 150 who learned about the benefits of planting native plants, maintaining lawns and gardens without the use of pesticides, composting, and much more.

“This event completely changed the way I look at gardening and lawn care,” said Wellesley resident Jean Wiecha. “I talked with others who attended and we’re all excited about speeding up our shift from traditional gardening to creating spaces that feed the bugs and the birds.”

Tonight,June 8th from 6:00 to 7:30 pm, there will be a Grow Green Wellesley Organizing Meeting and you are invited. Come to Town Hall, Great Hall to discuss the next phase of the Grow Green Wellesley campaign.

Click here to let them know you’re coming!

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gas leaks tag

Wellesley Green School and Sustainable Wellesley families will be tagging the nearly 200 gas leaks in Wellesley this weekend as a very visual way of getting the message out about the upcoming Wellesley’s Gas Leaks Public Forum taking place on March 21st from 7-8.30 pm in the Wakelin Room at the Wellesley Free Library.

Join the families at a pre-tagging rally on March 11th from 9.30-10am at Town Hall. Interested in helping out? A sign-up form for tagging leaks is here. Tagging is easy; simply hang up signs with pre organized materials in specific spots (map provided) and hang a few door hangers.

The Town is working to get National Grid to fix these leaks (click here for map), some of which are 20 years old. Many residents are familiar with the smell of gas in their neighborhoods but they are not aware of the damaging effects of gas leaks to the public’s health and the environment, as well as the costs to Wellesley residents — the Forum will be an opportunity to learn more.

The goal of the Forum is to build public understanding and awareness about the leaks, equip residents with expert information, and allow residents to ask questions directly to National Grid representatives.

Featured panelists include Dr. Nathan Phillips, Dept. of Earth & Environment at Boston University who will discuss the environmental impact; Audrey Schulman, Home Energy Efficiency Team, will discuss ways of  improving coordination to repair leaks; Wellesley’s own Dr. Regina LaRocque of Mass General Hospital will share vital information on the dangers to humans; and Sue Fleck, Vice President, Pipeline Safety, National Grid, will talk about the company’s plans for fixing the leaks in Wellesley. Town officials will also be available to answer questions.

Registration is recommended for the Gas Leaks Forum. Do so here.

The Gas Leaks Forum is co-sponsored by Wellesley Board of Selectmen, State Representative Alice Peisch, State Senator Cynthia Creem, State Senator Richard Ross, Natural Resources Commission, Sustainable Energy Committee, Health Department, Sustainable Wellesley, and Wellesley Green Schools.