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With transportation as Wellesley’s #1 source of greenhouse gas emissions, the featured topic at the next Green Collaborative meeting will be: Beneficial Electrification Through Electric Vehicles.

All are encouraged to join the Green Collaborative Meeting on Thursday, October 24th, from 9 to 11 am in the Wakelin Room of Wellesley Free Library.

Guest speakers include Anna Vanderspek and Benjamin Hartford.

Anna Vanderspek is the Electric Vehicle Program Director of the Green Energy Consumer Alliance. She will be discussing the non-profit’s “Drive Green” program. Learn more about an electric vehicle discount program and ways to educate consumers interested in vehicle electrification.

Benjamin Hartford is the National Accounts Sales Representative of XL Fleet. XL Fleet is a local company that provides electrification solutions for Class 2-6 commercial and municipal vehicles. XL equipment improves vehicle fuel efficiency by 20% to 50%.  Thousands of vehicles with XL technology have driven nearly 100 million cumulative miles.  These vehicles have saved over 1 million gallons of fuel and eliminated over 13,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions.

Phyllis Theermann

Bring the whole family to the GO GREEN Needham Expo at Needham Town Hall on Saturday, November 10th, from 10 AM to 4 PM. Find out how going green can help put money in your pocket and a smile on your face. There will be fun and inspiration for everyone!

-Learn how switching to renewable energy such as solar and geothermal will save you money

-Check out and test drive Electric Vehicle

-Take a ride on an Electric Bike

– Watch your kids build and race solar-powered cars

– Make music from junk

– Try the latest higher-powered yet quieter electric lawn mowers and leaf blowers

– Taste delicious food that’s healthier for you and the planet

-Listen to informative talks on climate change, statewide legislative efforts to address climate change, sustainable landscaping, and more

-Attend enlightening talks on a range of sustainability-related topics

– Learn about local outdoor hikes and activities right here in our backyard

– Talk to organizations who are working towards solutions to the climate crisis

– Learn sustainable gardening and the benefits of buying local food

Confirmed Exhibitors

Needham Community Farm
Growing fresh produce for those in need (in Needham, MA).

Green Energy Consumers Alliance
Enabling everyday people to make green choices in the most cost-effective, practical, and seamless ways possible.

Environment Massachusetts
Protecting the places we love, advancing the environmental values we share, and winning real results for our environment.

Home Works Energy
Energy Efficiency. Simplified. Our aim is to make it simple for you to have a greener home, and save some green too.

New England Solar Hot Water
Find out how easy it can be to switch to solar hot water, and how the benefits of renewable energy can help you save money and the environment.

Eastern Wind Power
Designing, building, and testing wind turbines mounted on high-rise buildings or pole mounted in open, high wind areas.

Needham Garden Center
Providing customers with higher quality products and services in a friendly, family-like atmosphere.

Volante Farms
A family run business passed down through four generations, Volante Farms is a place for all seasons.

Hartney Greymont
Our certified arborists take a holistic and environmentally-friendly approach to performing proven services that ensure the health and beauty of your trees for years to come.

Garden Mentor
Do you have a yard? A garden? A landscape? Whatever you call it, I can show you how to make it more beautiful and less work.

GeoOrbital Electric Wheel Company
Make your bike electric in 60 seconds.

Landry’s Bicycles
Founded in 1922, Landry’s Bicycles is collectively owned by our dedicated employees and rated as one of “America’s Best Bike Shops.”

MassBike
Promoting a bicycle-friendly environment and encouraging bicycling for fun, fitness, and transportation.

Charles River YMCA
Operating out of two locations in Needham, Charles River YMCA is one of the community’s leading social service providers.

Bash the Trash

For over 25 years Bash the Trash has been building, performing, and educating with musical instruments made from recycled and reused materials.

Needham Community Council
Supporting people in Needham who have under-met health, educational, and social needs.

Needham High School Environmental Club
We are a group of students dedicated to promoting a greener community and environmental awareness.

Mass Climate Action Network
MCAN works with more than 40 communities to help them take action against climate change.

City Compost
We make the best compost we can, so the healthiest, cleanest food can grow for you.

Needham Recycling & Transfer Station

Providing residents with recycling and waste disposal services at the town’s transfer station, a.k.a. “The Dump.”

Bootstrap Compost
Greater Boston’s premier year-round residential and commercial food scrap pickup service.

Boston Bee Company
Managing owned and borrowed hives and selling the perfect bee product for your home from our apiary.

MUZI Chevrolet
Providing the highest quality and customer service for every new and used Chevrolet buyer.

 #GOGREENNeedham

Phyllis Theermann

On October 13, from 11 AM – 2 PM,  let us take you for a ride, a spin and a walk! Come explore the great variety of electric cars that are on the market today, talk to owners about their experiences (no sales pitches), learn about rebates, deals and discounts on purchases and leases, and go for a ride.  Learn about the Stop & Shop chargers, and about the ones you can install at home.

Learn about switching to green electricity to make your electric ride 100% pollution-free and renewable!

Check out an assortment of electric bikes and take them for a spin. Ride your bike over for a free safety check.

The Friends of the Rail Trail will be there to tell you about some great little-known destinations, current plans to extend the Trail east and west, and a demo of a free Rail Trail app. From the Town Center to Tower Hill, guides from the Wayland Historical Society and the Historical Commission will show you the history of the Rail.

Meet the groups and organizations working on making our transport and commutes greener and cleaner!

Several lunch options.

When: Saturday October 13, 11 AM – 2 PM | Where: Wayland Town Center (400 Boston Post Rd) | Sponsored by Wayland Town Center | info: info@massenergize.org