Phyllis Theermann

As you may have heard, new streetlights are coming to Wellesley. The Municipal Light Plant is planning to replace the town’s 3,000 cobrahead streetlights with energy and cost saving LED (light emitting diode) fixtures. This fall, the MLP will pilot these LED fixtures on selected streets to gather public input. Join the Natural Resources Commission at a free workshop to get information that will help you determine the best outdoor lighting for your home and neighborhood.

Research has shown that artificial light can create light pollution that affects human health, and has adverse consequences for trees and plants, birds, turtles, bats, and even fireflies. To help inform residents about outdoor lighting, the Natural Resources Commission is hosting a workshop with lighting expert Bob Parks of Smart Outdoor Lighting Alliance. 

“Bright Ideas: A Workshop on Smart Outdoor Lighting,” will include and outdoor demonstration of LED lighting options.

Tuesday September 26
7:00 to 8:30 pm
Wellesley Free Library

The “Bright Ideas” workshop will help you: evaluate different types of lighting; choose the correct lighting for your property; make sure your lights improve safety; choose environmentally friendly lights; talk to your neighbors about lighting, and more!

Click here for more information on outdoor lighting from the Friends of Brookside.

Click here to email the NRC with comments or questions about lighting in Wellesley.

Download the flyer here.


Phyllis Theermann

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We are very excited to invite you to the Sustainable Living Festival this Saturday from 10- 3 at the Wellesley Municipal Light Plant – next to the Rt. 9 Fire Station.

This Festival is for You. 

There will be something for everyone including activities for the children, raffle items with lots of local goodies, ways to save money, exciting new technologies, interesting lectures, and movies. 

Come and have fun and learn ways your Home, Family, Garden, Wardrobe, Car, Hobbies, Investments; basically everything you do, can easily be more sustainable. 

Click HERE to Register in advance for a free organic tomato plant

Click HERE to see list of presentations

Click HERE to automatically add the Festival to your calendar

Click HERE for directions and all the details

Click HERE to join the event on Facebook – find out who else is going and share it with your friends

Click HERE to Like Sustainable Wellesley on Facebook