Golden poses in front of his set as his comedic character "Dr. T", as whom he performed for Sprague students on Friday.

Sprague celebrates America Recycles Day with Jack Golden presentation

The entire student population of Sprague Elementary School crowded into their gymnasium last Friday to hear professional entertainer Jack Golden of Greenfield make his case about environmentalism. But Golden’s presentation wasn’t just a simple speech or PowerPoint slideshow. The gym echoed with laughter as Golden played a comedic role as “Dr. T., the wizard of…

Upham Elementary is the second school in the district to install a water bottle-refilling station.

Upham Elementary joins high school in hosting refilling stations

Last fall, Wellesley High School became the first building in the Wellesley Public Schools to feature water bottle-refilling stations, with one installed in its cafeteria and one later set up near its athletic locker rooms. Upham Elementary School now joins the high school in their addition of green technologies by installing one of its own…

Expanding the Bottle Bill Makes Environmental and Economic Sense

With November 4th fast approaching, opponents of Question 2 have let loose a litany of misinformation and misleading claims in an attempt to thwart attempts by Massachusetts voters to finally modernize our bottle deposit law. The original legislation, passed in 1982 as the “Beverage Container Recovery Law,” places a five cent deposit on all cans…

WHS Green Team campaigns bottle bill at school and in town

Ever walked by the Sprague fields and noticed the sidelines littered with discarded Poland Springs water bottles and Gatorade beverage containers? Updating the bottle bill, a task posed as question two on Tuesday’s ballot, is expected to severely reduce the amount of litter throughout Massachusetts by instituting a five cent deposit on commonly-purchased single-use bottles…

Town needs to seek a conservation solution

When Wellesley College received bids for the North 40 property earlier this month, no land conservancies were among the potential buyers of the 46-acre woods and community garden. Wellesley College has intimated that this as evidence that conserving the North 40 is a not a goal compatible with the financial bottom line it hopes to…

Press Release: Climate cruise brings Wellesley faith community together

It is frequent that Wellesley’s many faith communities join together on common projects; these can range from ecumenical worship services to local and broad-ranged service projects. The latest of these commonalities in Wellesley faith groups’ activities falls under the umbrella of environmentalism, exemplified by their recent coordinated seafaring expedition to explore the climate resiliency efforts…

Press Release: Wellesley Surpasses Solar Installation Goal

Wellesley will have more than eight times as many solar-powered homes, in addition to its first solar-powered local business, by December 31, representing the success of the Town Sustainable Energy Committee’s More Power to Choose program. Only eight Wellesley homes were powered by solar when the SEC kicked off the initiative in March, compared to…