Gain insight -- and inspiration too -- about the sustainable design of Wellesley's 2 new public school buildings at January 19th Wellesley Green School Meeting at 10am in the Wakelin Room at the Wellesley Free Library. The Town of Wellesley voted on a greenhouse gas reduction (GHG) goal and has a Climate Action Plan (CAP) to meet that goal. Part of reaching that goal means reducing the energy use in buildings - at 61% they are the largest contributor to GHG emissions in Wellesley. Thus, the way new buildings in town are built is very important.
The Hunnewell and Hardy Schools are Wellesley’s newest school buildings being built and they have many sustainability measures included in the electric buildings. They have been designed to not only lower energy costs and make the buildings more comfortable and healthier for occupants, but to offer a welcomed connection to the outdoors.
Fred Bunger, Wellesley Climate Action Committee member, will discuss the sustainability elements of design for both schools, what will be included in the finished project, as well as plans for occupant training and behavior to maintain the environmental goals.
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All are welcome to the January 19th Wellesley Green School Meeting at 10am in the Wakelin Room at the Wellesley Free Library.
This event is brought to you by Wellesley’s Climate Action Committee and Wellesley Green Schools. A goal to reduce emissions to net-zero by 2050 has been established by the United States, the state of Massachusetts and the town of Wellesley. There is something for everyone to learn and do to help Wellesley reach its GHG emissions reduction goal and save money, while lowering your heating and cooling costs.
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:
There are many ways to reduce the impact of your events this season. Thank you Wellesley Green Schools for this helpful Smart Event Guide!
Create Healthy Habits While Helping Wellesley Reduce Its Greenhouse Gas Emissions
The new school year is a chance to begin new routines. Recent climate studies show that 30% of Wellesley's traffic is school-related transportation. Instead of driving, start some new school traditions this fall.
- Get together with friends and walk to school
- Form neighborhood walking groups with other parents, caretakers, families – take turns leading the group.
- Ride bikes or scooters with neighbors.
-Check in with the Wellesley Public Schools to see if there is space on the bus: it is free if you live more than 2 miles from school.
More information on Wellesley's upcoming “Safe Routes to School” walking and biking initiative is coming out soon. Learn more about it from the Town's Mobility Committee members (see below). Better yet, consider participating in it by serving as a parent representative for your school.
Wellesley Select Board member Colette Aufranc at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wellesley School Committee Chair Catherine Mirick at email@example.com