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The 5th Grade Girl Scout Troop at Hunnewell challenges the community to a plastic water bottle free weekend, April 27-29, 2018.  This weekend is chosen in honor of Earth Day, a celebration of nature.  On this weekend, they ask you to plan ahead and bring a reusable water bottle to school, sports and activities.

This video will encourage you to sign their pledge and adhere to do your best to ditch disposable water bottles and go reusable instead.  Some suggestions they offer to make the change include:

Be prepared
Try to remember to keep your reusable water bottle filled and ready to go for school, practice, rehearsal, on car trips, walks etc.

Doing so will allow you to take action to help the earth, keep our environment cleaner, and to save money.

They encourage you to lead by example and spread awareness so others will choose to go reusable too!

If you can do it for a weekend, you will see how easy it is to make the change forever.

Give it a try.

Thanks for the inspiration Hunnewell Troop 78199!

Phyllis Theermann

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One of the ways you can make a huge impact in our community is by running for a seat on an elected town board or in Town Meeting. Town elections will be held on March 7, 2017; all you have to do is gather some signatures to have your name appear on the ballot. Nomination forms for signatures are available at the Town Clerk’s office at Town Hall.

The Wellesley League of Women Voters is having a meeting on “How to Run for Town Office,” Wednesday, January 11, at 7 pm (location to be determined – check http://www.lwvwellesley.org).

There are 10 elected town boards and two elected offices in Wellesley:
Board of Assessors
Board of Health
Board of Public Works
Board of Selectmen
Housing Authority
Library Trustees
Moderator
Natural Resources Commission
Planning Board
Recreation Commission
School Committee
Town Clerk

If you are interested in running, nomination forms are available on December 8th and due on January 18. You will need 50 signatures of Wellesley residents.

Running for Town Meeting is another option. One-third of the 240 Town Meeting Members are elected each year – 10 from each of the 8 precincts. Nomination forms are available on December 8th and due on February 1st. You will need 10 signatures from the residents in your precinct. Annual Town Meeting is held in the spring and decides some of the most important issues in the town, including amendments to town bylaws and appropriations to town departments.

Make your voice heard in Wellesley town government!

Phyllis Theermann
Photo from Time Magazine

Photo from Time Magazine

It is more pressing than ever to raise the number and volume of our voices!

Channel your energy into action.

Come to the Sustainable Wellesley Action Group Meeting on Sunday, November 20th from 1-3 pm at 75 Emerson Road.

There are clear actions we can all do to step up our game.

We will discuss general topics, than break-out into action groups. These meetings are on time, leave you with a sense of purpose and a great way to meet new folks as we have fun along the way.

All are welcome—bring a friend! Snacks provided.

Please email us to confirm your attendance at info@SustainableWellesley.com.