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…

Wellesley High School student Kyle Wang prepares to film the Green Team's submission to Wellesley Green Schools' video contest.

STEM Expo announces sustainability video competition

Wellesley Green Schools, in conjunction with the Wellesley High School (WHS) Green Team and the Wellesley STEM Expo, is pleased to announce their sponsorship of a video contest designed to challenge WHS students to define the word “sustainability” in under five minutes, presented at a fifth grade understanding level. Fifth grade students at Sprague Elementary…

Each of the UU's six chandeliers included 10 incandescent bulbs, which were replaced with LEDs.

Unitarian Universalists set standard for energy efficient lighting

Churches, temples, mosques, and other houses of faith often feature elaborate lighting fixtures that brighten places of worship, along with other energy-consuming apparatuses. The Wellesley Unitarian Universalist (UU) society recently joined the ranks of those houses of faith that choose sustainable alternatives to these consumptive accessories. Earlier this month, the UU’s Green Sanctuary Committee replaced…

Keeping homes energy efficient as the temperature drops

Although this Christmas was rainy and warm, the arrival of winter inevitably forecasts the corresponding arrival of colder temperatures and snow that traditionally characterizes December through February. Naturally, brisker conditions generally cause residents to turn up the thermostat a few degrees. While turning up the heat is an easy way to deal with the cold,…