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

As part of the world’s largest sustainability event – Moving Planet — Wellesley will be hosting a Sustainability Expo and Bike Tour on Saturday, Sept. 24.

The Sustainability Expo —a fun family event — starts at 10 am at Wellesley’s Municipal Light Plant at 4 Municipal Way. Come see how easy, important and economical saving our natural resources can be. Vendors and town representatives will be showing their offerings, and sharing tips on how to reduce emissions, save money and preserve our environment.

Everyone will gather at 10:30 AM for the Moving Planet photo opportunity at the Municipal Light Plant.

At 11 a.m., those wishing to visit a variety of sites of renewable interest in Wellesley are invited on the first Wellesley Sustainability Tour. Visit the sites on bike, foot, or other transport and meet representatives at each site who can explain/discuss your special interests. Participants are then welcome to enjoy a free ice cream after the tour from White Mountain Creamery.

At 2 p.m., all are invited to join Wellesley College students and depart for Boston (via bike, public transport or carpool) to attend the Moving Planet parade, which starts at 3, followed by a 4 p.m. rally.

“The Expo and bike tour are part of a huge international event, yet it showcases so many ways Wellesley residents can achieve the town’s goal of reducing carbon emissions 10 percent by 2013, while lowering their bills along the way,” said Quentin Prideaux, resident and organizer of the Wellesley event.  “Avid and novice bikers alike are excited to be physically moving into Boston using as few fossil fuels as possible as a way of exemplifying the spirit of the Moving Planet event.”