Reduce your Energy Use/Cost...Without Compromising Comfort!
Below are some tips on what you can do:
Get an Assist from Mother Nature
Reduce Heat and Humidity Sources in the House on Hot Days
Improve Air Conditioner Management
Unlock $ With Sustainable Energy Investments
• Replace out-dated air conditioners with air source heat pumps
• Install a full-house attic fan and use cool evening air instead of air conditioning
• Install a lighter colored roof and paint the house a lighter color that will reflect rather than absorb the warmth of the sun’s rays
• Plant deciduous shade trees to block summer sun and provide cooling
• Install awnings, shutters or trellises on the sunny side of the house
• Better insulate the attic
Help support our important insect populations while attracting
beautiful butterflies and birds to your yard.
Sustainable Wellesley is excited to partner with Native Plant Trust, the nation’s first plant conservation organization, to offer residents carefully-chosen plant collections. Don’t miss this opportunity to conveniently obtain these premiere seed-grown
species at a 15% discount!
>> Planting pollinators is the perfect Father's Day activity! <<
Order plants now through May 22 (or until kits sell out).
Limit of one kit per household.
Prices are listed below.
This year we are offering two collections:
Summer Kit - more info here
Three pollinator powerhouse plants that will bloom Spring through Fall.
Fall Kit (Pre-order) - more info here
A combination of three asters whose blooms will nourish pollinators in the late season.
Each Plant Kit includes 3 plants from each of the three species* -
enough plants for an approximately 10 square-foot garden.
Planting instructions, design suggestions, and plant care advice will be provided.
Plant a 3x3 corner, a 5x2, or 9x1 border, or add plants to your established garden.
Nine plants too much? Share with a neighbor and expand the pollinator corridor!
*Native Plant Trust may substitute similar plant varieties at their discretion based on growing conditions and plant availability.
Summer Kits will be available for pick-up on Saturday June 18
in Wellesley between 3-5 pm.
You will receive an email or call with additional information about pick-up.
Kits must be picked up on this day.
If you cannot pick up on June 18th, please arrange for another person to pick up on your behalf. Kits that are not collected will be donated to the Town.
Fall Kits will be available for pick-up in September 2022.
We'll contact you in August with more info.
Help pollinate Wellesley and be(e) a part of Wellesley's Pollinator Corridor!
10% of proceeds will go towards establishing and sustaining pollinator gardens throughout the Town of Wellesley!