Wellesley should buy North 40, but also show restraint

In the active debate regarding the fate of Wellesley College’s soon-to-be-sold 46-acre property that is bordered by Turner Road, Weston Road, and Route 135 and known as the “North 40”, one can sometimes observe a fault in the attitude of many people participating in the conversation.  Oftentimes, someone will refer to the environmental effects on…

Wellesley solar campaign continues ahead at full speed

On Friday, dozens of Wellesley residents turned out for a celebration at Wellesley Dental Group (WDG) on Seaward Street.  The event took place in the practice’s parking lot, with a backdrop of various workers wiring electrical systems and placing equipment on the building’s roof.  Attendance included representation from the Board of Selectman, Natural Resources Commission,…

Greening your grill: gas or charcoal?

Summer is here again, and with that comes the age-old American tradition of backyard barbeques and family cook-outs.  For some, the arrival of this culinary season can instigate the purchase of new grilling equipment, a process that requires consideration of many characteristics that come along with a new outdoor stove: price, reliability, longevity, and of…

Wellesley Dental Group joins list of solar-powered Wellesley buildings

The drive for solar power just keeps pushing onwards. The latest advancement for Wellesley: solar panels on a local business. Drs. Ejaz and Femina Ali of Wellesley Dental Group are in the process of installing solar panels on their office in town. They are installing the panels through the Sustainable Energy Committee’s town-wide initiative, More…

Middle School takes cleaning lockers to a whole new level

For the second year in a row, the Wellesley Middle School (WMS) Green Team finished out their year of events with a “Locker Green-Out”.  Now an annual event, the informal initiative aimed to maximize the waste saved and reused as middle school students cleaned out their lockers before summer vacation. The original “Green-Out” in 2013…

High School Green Team ends a successful year

Student enthusiasm and involvement in an extracurricular activity or club at Wellesley High School (WHS) is always subject to change from year to year.  Some years are weak for different groups in terms of student participation and support. Meanwhile, other groups build off previous years’ experiences to move forward in a stronger direction.  Such was…

Wellesley Green Collaborative joins forces in record numbers

On Wednesday, June 4, 34 people gathered in the Wellesley Free Library’s Wakelin Room with one thing in common: a passion for “greening” Wellesley.  Groups from all over town were represented at the meeting, ranging from Wellesley Green Schools and the Wellesley High School Green Team, to Sustainable Wellesley, to the Wellesley Village Church’s Environmental…