Who: Middle Schoolers (grade 5 and up) that live or go to school in town
What: Fun, smart cycling event
Where: Hunnewell School parking lot
When: Saturday, June 4th from 10-11.30am (rain date June 11)
How: Register here
To support middle school students to ride more independently on our busy streets, Safe Routes to School (SRTS) and the Wellesley Police Dept (WPD) are spearheading this event with Wellesley’s Natural Resources Commission, Sustainable Wellesley and Wellesley Green Schools. The goal is to create a mindset that bikes should be treated as a vehicle, and to build overall skills and confidence for riding safely and legally to school and throughout town.
Meet at the Hunnewell School parking lot to learn some “rules of the road” before enjoying a guided bike train along Wellesley’s beautiful Brook Path and some on-street riding.
Safe Routes To Schools will offer some giveaways and Winnie the WPD community resource service dog will be there to greet the kids as they embark upon the ride!
The first 25 registrants will get a free Truly Yogurt coupon and all participants can win a raffle item from Pappa Wheelies!
Rain date is June 11th.
Did you see Chef Jon Kung on TikTok sharing why he prefers induction to gas? He is not alone, at home and professional chefs are praising the capabilities of this clean electric technology.
High performing induction stoves are great to cook on and are highly recommended to help mitigate climate change since they dont use gas. This is not only good for mitigating climate change but, but better for our health. Gas stoves have a negative effect on our indoor air quality and thus our health.
If you want to try it before you buy it, due to a generous donation, there is an induction cooktop to borrow at the Wellesley Free Library in the Library of Things. Use any pot that has a magnetic bottom - many of yours probably do - and notice how much faster it will heat up than conventional gas or electric resistance cooktops and how safe it is!
You are invited for a Wellesley Green Schools get together on Tuesday, October 19th from 10am to 11:30am at 76 Cleveland Rd (between Weston and Westgate).
Wellesley Green Schools is collaborative group of caregivers, students and staff working together to reduce Wellesley schools' ecological footprints, and inspire students to create a healthy sustainable world.
We hope to meet outside so dress warmly while enjoying hot cider on the deck with blankets. If need be, we will go inside masked. Topics include:
Bring your family, neighbors and friends to march with us in the Wellesley Parade tomorrow from 1-3pm.
Enjoy the shout outs and cheers from friendly spectators along the route. You can feel the environmental enthusiasm in town.
We will be encouraging actions that will help us meet the Town wide goal of being Net Zero by 2050. Help us get the word out on Sunday Oct. 3rd.
We will be lining up at 12.45pm on the corner of Elm and Washington Streets (Pole #5). Should be fun. Strollers welcome.
RSVP here https://forms.gle/EKPG1v9HqEAqcbQN6
Looking for a fun and family-friendly outdoor activity? Take a leisurely bike ride or walk along a 2.8-mile garden tour around Wellesley that highlights pollinator gardens in Town. The self-guided tour will take you past gardens at the Wellesley Post Office, Town Hall, the Police Station, the WHS garden and some private gardens, as well - all of which are pesticide free. Click here to learn more.
Pollinate Wellesley is a joint initiative of Sustainable Wellesley, Wellesley Conservation Land Trust, and the NRC. When we protect our pollinators we protect ourselves!
Small gas engines are a leading source of air pollution. Find out why battery powered maintenance equipment is the superior solution.
Join a webinar on electric outdoor power tools on June 23, 3pm-4pm. Experts in the in outdoor maintenance industry will be on hand to discuss the environmental advantages of transitioning away from gas-powered tools.! Coalition for an informative 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 and the manufacturers of outdoor landscape equipment 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. They will cover:
Dan Mabe grew up in the outdoor maintenance industry and founded American Green Zone Alliance to improve the quality of life for communities and working conditions for landscape operators. He has become the nations leading expert on electrification in this industry by providing education, training and tool choice validation for low noise, low impact operations. AGZA has pioneered the concept of Certified Green Zones - properties on which routine grounds maintenance is performed with low-impact equipment and practices. AGZA has worked with communities, schools and corporations to certify Green Zone outdoor spaces and document the beneficial impacts in 7 states across the US.
Jason Jones, National Business Development Manager for EGO Power tools, and Jack Easterly, Brand Manager for Husqvarna will provide insights on the latest technology and industry trends from two of the leading manufacturers in the industry.
Donations: Please consider donating a couple of dollars for this webinar to the Electrify Everyone Fund. All proceeds from your donations go towards installing free heat pump water heaters in low income homes through the nonprofit Community Energy Project. Your donation will help reduce carbon emissions and lower utility bills for these families. Thank you!
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.