Phyllis Theermann

recycl-screening2013Come see a film about recycling at the Wellesley RDF. This film portrays Wellesley recycling in very specific terms, includes interviews with key players, and shows what happens to recycled material after it leaves the RDF. It is certainly the most complete depiction of Wellesley recycling ever made, and is well worth watching by anyone interested in sustainable behavior in Wellesley. The film was made by Dawn Marie Barnett, a Wellesley College student.

The RDF documentary screening and reception taking place on October 24 at Wellesley College. The film is 27 mins. long. The public is invited, so please feel free to invite family, friends and colleagues. Dress is casual.

Please park in the visitors parking (it is a garage near the Wang Center). Then walk to the Davis Musuem, as Collins Cinema is in the same area.

Phyllis Theermann

paper plastic dietEllen Korpi, Chair of Wellesley’s, Sustainable Energy Committee, showed off a Plastic/Paper Diet kit at a recent Wellesley Green Collaborative meeting.

Moving away from the daily habits of paper and plastic — which continue to take over our landfills — takes work, much like a diet.

Here are a few items she collected that folks can use to reduce their usage.

Cloth napkins and microfiber cloths for cleaning (or old t-shirts) are great, but she took it a few steps further with reusable produce bags and compostable dog waste bags. Thanks for sharing some great ideas Ellen! Share some of your ideas with us too. Simply email