WPS science program embraces environmentalism

With an ever-increasing demand for sustainability in the workplace and home life, the need for environmental education has also increased significantly over the past decade.  Wellesley Public Schools (WPS), toted as a world-class education system that works ahead of the curve in its educational standards, has also begun to embrace this new focus as a…

Greening Thanksgiving dinner

  The purpose of Thanksgiving is to show appreciation and give thanks.  Unfortunately, many Thanksgiving traditions are often less than sustainable. The United States Department of Agriculture reports that on Thanksgiving Day alone, one fifth of food prepared by Americans is discarded without consumption. Luckily for the holiday’s celebrators however, there are simple solutions available…

WHS Green Team takes a new look at student parking

Starting in January, Wellesley High School (WHS) students will once again be able to pay a reduced parking fee if they agree to participate in a carpool. The reinstatement of the carpooling system, which had been scrapped in fall 2014, was the result of a new push by the WHS Green Team to address a…

greenGoat offers environmental approach to construction

It is a signature activity around Wellesley; the demolition, reconstruction, and renovation of homes is constantly occurring left and right throughout town.  This inherently poses a plethora of environmental risks, leaving many residents to wonder how they can best prevent unnecessary damage done by increased material waste and usage in the midst of construction.  Luckily…

NRC is necessary advocate for all boards’ interests

Wellesley has long been a community that cares deeply about sustainability and environmental stewardship.  From the Recycling and Disposal Facility and the new high school building to the Power to Choose and Power to Save campaigns, environmentalism has been a key facet of Wellesley’s civic life.  This universal spirit helped Wellesley become the first town…