Sustainable Wellesley will be selling Asclepias incarnata/ swamp milkweed plants this Saturday at July Jubilation.
By planting milkweed in your yard, you are helping the monarch butterfly population. They need to eat milkweed to survive, plus these beautiful pink plants attract even more beautiful butterflies to your home!
Find us at from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm in front of Bruegger’s Bagels. Come by and learn about new initiatives that the Natural Resources Commission and Sustainable Wellesley have going on.
Bring your family, neighbors and friends to march about environmental concerns in the Wellesley Parade this Sunday. Folks are lining up at 12.45pm on the corner of Elm and Washington Streets. Bring a wagon for the little ones. We have butterfly signs and pinwheels for them to hold. Look for the sailboat and an electric vehicle promoting healthy, clean wind energy as well as the butterflies and flowers promoting healthy lawns and pollinators.
Sustainable Wellesley, Wellesley Green Schools, Friends of Morses Pond, Wellesley Conservation Council, Wellesley Natural Resources Commission, Friends of Brookside and others will march together. It’s so much fun, please join us! You will enjoy the shout outs and cheers from friendly spectators along the route.
We are grateful to Laurel for organizing us, the Bender Family for building the float, the Wellesley Municipal Light Plant for their support, and the Wellesley Wonderful Weekend Parade organizers. There is a great deal of environmental enthusiasm in town. Simply, email info@SustainableWellesley.com to learn how you can get involved.
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.
The Wellesley Conservation Council, Wellesley non-profit land trust, offers free spring Sunday-morning bird walks beginning the 1st Sunday in May.
Beginners and novices are welcome. They explore areas not only in Wellesley but also in nearby towns. It is not uncommon to observe 30 species in their top breeding finery and vocalization! The leader will direct the group to the most promising birding site of the day.
Binoculars, guide books, and waterproof footwear are advisable.
Except for the Mother’s Day trip to Mt. Auburn Cemetery, which meets at 7 a.m., all bird walks commence at 8 a.m. Sundays from the parking lot at the corner of Cameron and Washington Streets (next to the main Library).
We’re grateful to everyone who joined us for Sustainable Wellesley and the NRC’s screening of Before the Flood. I’m all about what’s possible. We saw that it was possible to fill a room with people who wanted to watch a documentary about the environment while serving a plant-based meal with no single-use plastics and entirely compostable or reusable serving ware. Facing the reality of climate change and thinking about the way it impacts human and animal life on the planet is a heavy topic, but there are ways we can shift our behavior so that we contribute less to the problem. And when others see us making changes and prioritizing the environment when we vote, eat, consume, drive or entertain, public awareness increases and our efforts can compound. Click read more below for resources
Thanks so much for joining us last night, and we hope to see you again in the future! Our next film is Stink! on May 21st and we’re serving burritos. RSVP here
Two sisters, Ayesha & Vaani, are hoping to reduce plastic in local communities by elimination, education and prevention. These Wellesley Public School students have learned how plastic is destroying the Earth but are frustrated that not many people are doing anything about it. They want to make a change.
They believe the first step to doing so is by picking plastic up from the streets of our own town. Please join them on Saturday, April 27th from 2-3pm to pick up plastic, and other litter from the sidewalk of Route 9 that stretches from Cliff road to Kingsbury street. Meet at the bottom of Cliff road, at the intersection with Route 16, where they will provide the trash collection bags and gloves.
“We would just like people to come with a positive attitude, and be ready to help, and if they cannot join us, we would love for people to go out to their backyards and streets and help remove plastic from their community,” said Ayesha & Vaani. “Thank you so much for all you help!”
The Friends of Brookside is hosting its annual Spring Clean-up this Saturday, April 13, at 9 am. Feel free to bring family, friends and neighbors to the meeting spot at Longfellow Pond (off of Oakland St). Friends of Brookside is a community association of Wellesley residents dedicated to protecting and preserving Scenic Brookside Road, Longfellow Pond, Town Forest, Rosemary Brook and Brookside Community Gardens. The Brookside area boasts natural beauty in all seasons.
Dr. Spencer Meyer, Sr. Conservationist from Highstead Foundation and the Harvard Forest will discuss how local conservation is a key component of the Wildlands and Woodlands vision for the future of New England. He will share lessons from successful conservation collaboratives around New England and talk about new research showing that protected open space not only preserves critical ecosystems, but also provides health, climate, and economic benefits to our communities.