Our June action meeting brought together many smiling faces, ones we know and many new ones as well. This added for greater idea and knowledge exchange and more people taking action for our climate. Watch it here.
We started the meeting sharing the news about the Citizens Petition to expand the Town’s Voluntary Renewable Energy Program (VREP) which passed-158 Town Meeting Members voted in favor vs. 48 against. This shows that what we do in these action meetings moves things forward! Learn more here. Thank you to all that worked on this.
After a quick celebration, we moved on. Sustainable Wellesley ran a survey earlier last month asking what issues mattered most to you. This action meeting was crafted with the top concerns from the survey results in mind.
Jaimie Manzolini, Superintendent of Wellesley’s Recycling and Disposal Facility, was a guest speaker who shared some news about what is happening at the RDF. For the basics read this, or watch this for more insights.
Mary shared opportunities where we can flex our political muscles and work for climate justice here in MA. For example, at our State House, social and environmental justice requirements tend to get bargained and we don't know who is negotiating them out. One thing we can do is work for more transparency at the State House. Want to learn what else you can do? Join the Climate Justice action team by emailing info@SustainableWellesley.com.
Trish gave us a preview about the July 28th discussion regarding gas powered leaf blowers. Interested in this discussion, native plantings, and/or the reduction of pesticides and watering? Join the Sustainable Landscaping action team by emailing info@SustainableWellesley.com.
Plant Based Eating
Sustainable Wellesley's summer intern Bella, a Senior at Connecticut College, shared ideas on how and reasons why can incorporate plant based eating into our lives.
Stay tuned for the August action meeting date.