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:

Phyllis Theermann

The Hunnewell School Feasibility Study Community Kickoff Meeting happens TONIGHT, from 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Wellesley High School Auditorium. The School Building Committee invites you to come hear about the Hunnewell feasibility study process and timeline, ask questions of the project consultants, and learn about future opportunities to engage and provide feedback on the project. Topics will include the educational visioning process, key features of today’s elementary schools, the approach to sustainability, swing space options, and ways stakeholders will be included as the Town develops its plan for the Hunnewell School. We are aiming for a net zero building.

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. For more information about the Hunnewell project, the Hardy/Upham project, or the SBC’s responsibilities; or to subscribe to SBC news and announcements, visit:

Phyllis Theermann

We are grateful to our fabulous summer intern Sarah Bower, a WHS grad and a sophomore at Bucknell University.

She was behind the scenes working on a variety of projects including:

  • Making the “Banquet in a Box” a reality! Stay tuned for more information all PTO parents!

  • You may have met her during this year’s July Jubilation, which she not only staffed but help organize

  • Assisted in our town wide initiative to reduce plastic single-use straws from local businesses

  • Compiled a list of sustainable landscapers and gardeners so go check it out and give them a try – go pesticide free!

  • Spoke at various town meetings to encourage those in town government to consider sustainable options

  • Worked on the “Sewing Bee” project

Thanks again Sarah and have a great semester. We will miss you.

If you, or someone you know is interested in becoming an intern for Sustainable Wellesley, please email us

We are looking for enthusiastic, hard working folks interested in taking on various initiatives intended to decrease negative environmental impacts on our community.  They will work has part of a team, learn collaborative skills and how to engage in constructive discussions focused on improving the success of Sustainable Wellesley and broadening it’s reach on our local community.  Additionally, they will be asked to do independently research, and organize into user friendly ways that enable Wellesley residents to make sustainable changes in their own lives. Hours are be flexible. Plus its FUN and meaningful!