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Phyllis Theermann

This holiday season consider expressing your love by doing things with friends and family, instead of necessarily buying Stuff for them as STUFF has serious consequences for the planet.

As you attend holiday parties, have lunch with work colleagues, try starting a chat about all that Stuff, where it comes from and where it goes; as well as the impacts on people and the planet along the way. This oldie but a goodie short film called Story of Stuff is good to show and share on social media, but they have a whole slew of newer films too.

Some non-material gifts ideas include event tickets or membership to a local museum; something home made or pre-loved, something they have on their to do list that you can do for them (ie. unsubscribe them from unwanted junk mail through Catalogue Choice). You can also do a volunteer event with them or make a donation to a local charity that means a lot to them (maybe donate to Sustainable Wellesley or Wellesley Green Schools by clicking here).

For those that must buy something, try Sustainable Wellesley’s holiday gift guide that offers ideas on items that help create less waste.

What are you doing for folks this holiday season? Share your ideas with us on Facebook or by emailing us at info@SustainableWellesley.com. Happy Holidays!


Phyllis Theermann

Sustainable Wellesley’s ever-expanding team of volunteers has successfully brought a wide variety of events to Wellesley residents, businesses, and neighbors: sustainable living, sustainable investing, trips to climate marches, hosting talks and movies and campaigns, Action Group meetings, and work on transport, renewable energy, food waste, Monarch butterflies, pesticide reduction and more.

Sustainable Wellesley once relied on personal, ad-hoc contributions from its Board, but now is looking toward larger and longer-term projects and we could use your help. Our team will be grateful for any level of annual, tax-deductible contribution you might be willing to make to support our work together here in Wellesley. You may confirm our EIN charity number 47-3458525 here.

Many thanks!


Phyllis Theermann

roastThis Sunday, after the Action meeting, swing by the PRE-HOLIDAY MARKET before 4 p.m inside the Historic Stone UU Church at 309 Washington St. for lots of local Thanksgiving delights.

It will be a festive place to shop for your favorite poultry, pork, steaks, sausages, ground beef and other goodies that you enjoyed all summer from Fixx Chocolates, Tea is the Way, Nu3Kidz pancakes, Chrissy’s Crumble, and more!

Enjoy acoustic trio Cold Car and shop for cookbooks and gifts at the Wellesley Books Pop-Up Store.

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