Building efficiency improvements show savings for FY14

The Town of Wellesley is estimated to save an approximate $123,000 by the end of fiscal year 2014 (FY14), thanks to a net 10% decrease in energy usage across the Town’s 20 municipal and educational buildings as compared to FY12. According to estimates provided by the FMD, the combination of purposeful adjustments in electric and…

Old MLP demolished at 98.5% recycling rate

Besides coming in roughly $30,000 below budget, the demolition of the decommissioned Wellesley Municipal Light Plant Administrative Building can claim leadership in another area: recycling.  Through the course of its deconstruction and the removal of its constructs,98.5% of materials were recycled. The planned recycling of the materials making up the previous WMLP Administrative Building dates…

Sustainable Living Festival offers application to vendors and non-profits

The Wellesley Wonderful Weekend annually brings the Wellesley community together and exposes residents to numerous town departments, organizations and businesses through events like the parade and fireworks display. This year, the celebrations will bring forth a new event for residents: the Sustainable Living Festival. Cooperatively hosted by Sustainable Wellesley, the Wellesley Municipal Light Plant (WMLP)…

“Kick the Catalogue Habit” month for Wellesley Green Schools

The average American receives more than 41 pounds of junk mail every year, most of which goes directly into the trash or recycling bin. Nationwide, these 41 pounds represent the loss of 100 million trees and 28 million gallons of water, among other personal and environmental costs. This translates to more carbon dioxide production than…

DPW to offer “Garbology 101″ community presentation

Ever wanted more information about the inner workings of the Recycling and Disposal Facility (RDF)? Are you the leader of a grassroots organization in town? Interested in becoming more involved in local sustainability? The place for you to be from 9 to 11am next Wednesday is at the RDF for “Garbology 101,” a tour and…