For their Silver Award, Wellesley Girl Scouts Elise McDonough, Hadley Grover, and Vivi Dublin worked with Wellesley's Recycling and Disposal Facility (RDF) to create this information pamphlet to pass out to new families moving into town, informing them of all that the RDF offers.
"We wanted to create awareness of the benefits of recycling in our town," the Scouts said. "The RDF takes our recycled items and sells them, making money that they give back to our community. Wellesley also has a Reusables Area, known as the 'Give and Take' area. Here you can drop off items in good condition, and then other residents can then take them, for free. All of these efforts reduces landfill," the Scouts said.
Kudos to these students for making this 'Creating Simple Steps for a Greener Life' pamphlet that realtors can hand out to new homeowners. They are obviously proud to show off the benefits of recycling and using our town’s RDF.
Although the pamphlet is targeted to new and existing residents, they also want folks to know that any Wellesley business with surplus cardboard and plastic, should bring it to the RDF as well as it is very valuable to Wellesley.
Please share this and use it, so that we can keep things out of landfill.
Thank you to Elise, Hadley Grover, and Vivi.
Food Waste Recycling Outreach
We are looking for a few volunteers to meet us at the Wellesley RDF ("dump") as we talk to people & ask them to sign up for the Town's Food Waste Recycling Program.
We have a flyer to handout on the benefits; some show and tell items on how they can do it at their home; plus large blue buckets to give away for those who sign up (provided by Wellesley RDF).
Please RSVP to let us know you can help out on one of these Saturday's from 8:30-11:30am: October 7, 14, 21. RSVP to email@example.com.
Your efforts to share the news with residents about this simple change in their home will help us get more food out of Wellesley's waste stream, and thus help meet our greenhouse gas reduction goal.
Yes, the UN's Intergovernmental Committee on Climate Change report was not what we wanted to hear. Are you ready to do something about it? Taking actions (big and small) will improve your mood.
Here are 3 upcoming events you can help out with. One will surely be something you care about. Space is limited so sign up soon. (we couldn't resist).
1) Food waste: Sign up here to help out on April 29th and May 6th. A group of us (all ages) will be at the Recycling and Disposal Facility (RDF...aka "dump") sharing the news about Wellesley's free food waste (bones too!) program. We will be handing out free food waste collection starter kits to residents to put in their kitchens in an effort to increase food waste diversion from residential trash. Collecting food waste separately keeps it out of a landfill and creates clean energy; furthermore, it’s easy.
2) Idling: Sign up here to help out with Wellesley's Go Idle Free in 2023 initiative.
Starting the week of April 25th, Wellesley Green Schools, the Wellesley Police Department and other parents and students will walk car lines (before they start moving at school dismissal time) at all Wellesley Public Schools asking drivers to take a pledge to Go Idle Free in 2023! We now know that over 30% of Wellesley's GHG emissions come from transportation and that 30% of Wellesley's traffic is school-related.
3) Electric Vehicles (EV): Help out with the upcoming EV Test Drive and Showcase event on Thursday May 11, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. (rain date: Wednesday May 17). We are starting to collect names of folks willing to 1)showcase their electric vehicle and 2) help the day of at the good vibes, fun event. Please email info@sustainableWellesley.com if you are interested in helping out at the event. Stay tuned for more information on details of event for those that want to participate.
The Wellesley Recycling & Disposal Facility (RDF) is supplying food waste collection starter kits for your kitchen in an effort to increase food waste diversion from residential trash. Collecting your food waste separately keeps it out of a landfill and creates clean energy; furthermore, it’s easy.
Call the RDF ahead of time to reserve your no cost kit at 781-235-7600 x3345. Then, simply put all of your food waste (bones too!) in your bin at home. Then place it in the the green totters marked "FOOD WASTE" located by the trash compactors at the RDF. The food waste is then taken to a facility where it is turned into clean energy.
So get your kit and start diverting food waste today!