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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.

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 A recent NY Times Op Ed:  Your Gas Stove Is Bad for You and the Planet

Want to do something about your gas stove? your gas heat? your fossil fuel car?

Experience everyday life without gas or gas leaks.  Mothers Out Front teams in Jamaica Plain are hosting a Green Tour where you can see the future happening today.

JAMAICA PLAIN:  Sunday May 19th, 2-4pm

Take a self-guided tour in central JP, showcasing green living– from solar panels to electric cars, composting, beekeeping, edible gardens, etc.– in about 15 homes (and a few businesses and community sites). Neighbors can learn from neighbors and help us all envision what a clean-energy future could look like.

Online map and event page are here.

Phyllis Theermann

You are invited to hear ideas from experts and share your thoughts with the School Building Committee during the Green Charrette on Monday, October 15 from 5:30 to 9pm to the Hunnewell Elementary School Gym at 28 Cameron Street. Plus, a light dinner is included.

The School Building Committee (SBC) is charged with conducting a feasibility study of options to substantially renovate or rebuild the Hunnewell School to meet modern standards for education.

Following an overview of sustainable design, including Green Building Certifications and Net Zero Building, breakout sessions will focus on:

• Sustainable Sites and Transportation;
• Water Efficiency;
• Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy;
• Sustainable Materials;
• Indoor Environmental Quality; and
• Integrated Design and Innovation.

Learn how the design team is looking at creating a healthy, low carbon, energy efficient, and perhaps a Net Zero Building and then let them know your thoughts on what the sustainable design goals and objectives for the project should be.

Bring Family, Friends & Neighbors Too!

Not a Hunnewell School parent? It DOESN’T matter! This isn’t just about Hunnewell, but about how we look at energy efficiency, health, and clean energy in Wellesley going forward.

The Wellesley Permanent Building Committee is hosting this Eco Charrette (public meeting) to give us ALL an OPPORTUNITY to weigh in on the sustainability features for the NEW Hunnewell School.

You can arrive anytime  between 5.30-9pm.

If you can’t make it please write to them and share your opinions. You can also watch the event later on demand at: wellesleymedia.org/SBC.