Look for a new twist at this year’s Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend (WWW) including a chance to win a $200 gift certificate to Papa Wheelies bike shop!
Take a tour of Wellesley’s climate action programs with the new WWW Climate Action Passport – your ticket to a fun sustainability journey for the whole family! Through a collaboration of The Town of Wellesley’s Climate Action Committee, Natural Resources Commission, Celebrations Committee, Friends of Wellesley Veterans, and Sustainable Wellesley, favorite WWW events will showcase an array of climate action opportunities. As you travel among participating WWW venues, learn what you and your family can do to lower your carbon footprint, save money, and enjoy a healthier lifestyle while discovering Wellesley resources to support your household’s climate action.
On your family’s climate action adventure…
Grab a passport at one of the following locations on Saturday, May 20th
SATURDAY MAY 20
Free Eye Exams/Eyeglass Donations - 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. - Wellesley High School
Morses Pond Trail Guided Walk - 9-10 a.m. - Turner Road Gate
Touch a Truck, Dept. of Public Works - 9am - noon - 20 Municipal Way
Wellesley Free Library's Library of Things & Children’s Area - 9-5 @ Main Library
Bike Safety Rodeo - 10:00 a.m. – noon - Tailby Lot (Linden & Crest Roads)
Police Dept. Open House - 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. -485 Washington Street
Municipal Light Plant Open House - 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. -4 Municipal Way
Art in the Park - Noon – 2:30 p.m. -Simons Park
Pups in the Park - 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.- Hunnewell Field
Build Your Own Nancy’s Troll & Fairy House - 1– 3pm-Pickle Point on Morses Pond
SUNDAY MAY 21
Antique Car Show - Wellesley Drives Electric Table- 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.- along
Central Street from Juniper Restaurant to Fire Station #1
Picnic in the Park-4:30 p.m. – dusk -Hunnewell Field
Show your passport at the climate action table at the WWW picnic (Hunnewell Field) on Sunday, May 21 between 4:30 p.m. and dusk and qualify to win a $200 gift certificate from Papa Wheelies bike shop!
Want to minimize your carbon footprint on your way around Wellesley Wonderful Weekend? Consider carpooling, walking, biking, or taking public transit to events to reduce traffic and emissions. Transportation makes up nearly 40% of greenhouse emissions in Wellesley.
Try Catch Connect, Wellesley’s microtransit public transportation option, at no cost to visit open houses and other events on Saturday, May 20th between 10:00 a.m. and 3.30 p.m. Catch Connect is a microtransit service provided by the MetroWest Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA) in Wellesley that regularly charges a small fee and is available on weekdays in our area. Complimentary Catch Connect rides during Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend will allow residents to try out this resource!
If you would like to use the Catch Connect service on Saturday, please email info@sustainableWellesley.com or visit https://givebutter.com/FreeRide to RSVP. In your email, make sure to share that you/family/friends would like to try Catch Connect so we can accommodate your travel plans.
Minimize waste by bringing your own water bottles and utensils. Use the recycling and food waste bins where available. Waste contributes approximately 4% of Wellesley’s emissions.
WWW’s Climate Action Passport is part of the Town of Wellesley’s effort to educate the community about its greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal and the Climate Action Plan. Be part of the action!