There are many ways to reduce the impact of your events this season. Thank you Wellesley Green Schools for this helpful Smart Event Guide!
Concerned About the Efficiency of Your Water Heater?
Sustainable Wellesley has teamed up with HomeWorks Energy to help spread the word about no-cost virtual Home Energy Assessments and the importance of energy efficiency in all seasons.
Water heaters decrease in efficiency as they age. Upgrading an old water heater to a more energy-efficient unit can help save money on energy use and lower your carbon footprint.
Schedule a no-cost Home Energy Assessment today to unlock access to professional advice from a Home Energy Specialist about your hot water tank. Ask about the Mass Save® HEAT Loan, a 0% interest rate loan for up to 7 years, that can be used to help finance new heating systems. The sponsors of the Mass Save program also offer generous rebates for qualified water heaters!
Schedule your Home Energy Assessment here, and for every performed Assessment, HomeWorks Energy will support Sustainable Wellesley with a donation. Save money and support us at the same time by signing up today!
Sustainable Wellesley has teamed up with HomeWorks Energy to help spread the word about no-cost virtual Home Energy Assessments.
Eligible Massachusetts residents who sign up for a Home Energy Assessment get a custom home energy report and access to the Mass Save® HEAT Loan, 100% off air sealing, and 75-100% off approved insulation.
Your home may qualify for same-day instant savings measures like:
If you missed the Sustainable Wellesley/Wellesley Books discussion with author Paul Greenberg about his inspiring, accessible book, the Climate Diet last week, you can watch it here.
What a treat for our group to hear directly from the author! "Naked food" and "shipped vs. flown" were just a few of the inspirational stories he shared on ways we can address our own household carbon footprints. As Paul says, "everyone can and should do something," and this book offers a wide array of things you can do.
He calls this book a "peace offering," for adults and teens/millennials that shares ideas that are not only good for the planet, but good for your health and wallet too.
Take some time to read The Climate Diet this summer. Its short, informative and available at the library and the local book store! Then share the book; we all have something to learn.
New, Updated Gas Leaks Map shows Wellesley still has 250 unrepaired pipeline leaks, emitting a whooping 91 MT of methane (natural gas).
This puts Wellesley in the state’s top 11 emitters of methane, with the other 10 being much larger cities & towns: Worcester, Weymouth, Quincy, Newton, Medford, Lynn, Dorchester, Brookline, Arlington and Boston.
Methane has more than 80 times the climate warming power of carbon dioxide during the first 20 years after it reaches the atmosphere.
Leaky, corroded pipes run all over under our town and the entire state. The estimated cost to repair all if these pipes is enormous, at the ratepayers’ expense. Despite the fact that 70 pipe lines have been repaired in Wellesley so far, it seems even more leaks have sprung anew.
It’s time to stop using “natural “ gas for our heating and cooking.
Gas is unhealthy, dangerous, costly (we are paying for all those leaks!), and bad for the environment.
Consider going electric! Email us to learn more!
Electric Heat Pumps Save You Money While Heating & Cooling Your Home
Heating With Heat Pumps Is Super Cost Competitive Due to Wellesley's Low Electricity Rates
Learn how air source heat pumps can save money and improve the comfort of your home when you replace an aging air conditioner or archaic heating system on Wednesday, May 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Join the Wellesley Municipal Light Plant (WMLP) and its expert panelists for an informational webinar to learn more about the Clean Comfort Program and answer your questions regarding air source heat pumps. For a limited time, this program offers a rebate of up to $2,000 for qualifying residents who install air source heat pumps. Click here for more details about this program.
The modern and efficient air source heat pumps move heat rather than generate it, significantly lowering operating cost and eliminating the need for separate heating and cooling systems.
Register here to learn how to:
Improve the comfort of your home
Shrink home cooling and heating costs
Reduce your carbon footprint
This free webinar is co-sponsored by the WMLP and Sustainable Wellesley. To register by email for this webinar, please click here.
Small gas engines are a leading source of air pollution. Find out why battery powered maintenance equipment is the superior solution.
Join the Electrify Coalition for an important webinar on electric outdoor power tools. We'll be talking with some of the leading experts and advocates for the electrification of the landscape maintenance industry about why this is important, the state of the transition away from gas powered tools, and provide tips on how you can make this transition in your home or community. We will cover:
The Electrify Coalition: Our coalition of non-profits, faith based groups, HVAC contractors, youth groups, builders and energy providers is dedicated to accelerate electrification through education and policy.
The RDF Reusables Area has revised hours and instructions for the Drop-Off and Pick-Up/Shopping for items.
Reusables Area Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday - DROP OFF ITEMS ONLY
Friday - PICK UP (shopping) ITEMS ONLY
Saturday- BOTH DROP OFF AND PICK UP (shopping)
10 minute area limit - No gatheringWhen using the Reusables Area...
Green Collaborative - March 31 - 9 to 10 am on Zoom
Click Here to Register
Please Help Search Out Prospects
A key purpose of the Green Collaborative is to find ways to mutually assist in green initiatives. The Municipal Light Plant, Sustainable Energy Committee, Sustainable Wellesley and the WHS Climate Action Club are reaching out to ask for your assistance.
We are in search of the 1 in 50 homeowners who can benefit by purchasing an air source heat pump this year. The MLP is providing up to $2,000 in rebates.
It's a numbers game and we are seeking your help in reaching out to as many homeowners as possible.
Our one hour program will provide: