Sprague students build wind turbines as part of an interactive presentation on climate change provided by Change is Simple on Monday. (Courtesy Photo)

Change is Simple brings climate education to Sprague

Every student who passes through the Wellesley Public Schools covers the basics: math, science, English and history.  New to the district in the last few years is a focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) as well.  But a topic the district still faces a deficit in coverage of is climate change and environmental…

The killer lurking in your front yard

As the average Wellesley homeowner meanders around the town’s many residential neighborhoods, often times the most visible manifestation of Wellesley’s character is the aesthetic appeal of different homes’ attractively manicured lawns.  But hidden beneath their apparent beauty, many of these lawns contain a potentially-dangerous secret: the presence of toxic pesticides. Pesticides are defined by the…

Why the North 40 is still a hot topic

With a new name, mission and website, the Friends of the North 40 took center stage during many of the festivities last weekend, with “Raptors, Goats and You” on the North 40 itself, a table at the Sustainable Living Festival, a walking group in the parade, and an informational booth at the fireworks.  But even…

Boston Building Resources to exhibit at Sustainable Living Festival

One among 37 other exhibitors at May 16’s Sustainable Living Festival at the Wellesley Municipal Light Plant, Boston Building Resources (BBR) will spend the Saturday promoting sustainable building and the benefits of donating building materials for reuse.  A consumer cooperative, BBR is a local company that manages a wide variety of projects and programs that…

Last year's festivities included the construction of a school mural made of plastic bottle caps, snack wrappers, and Caprisun containers. (Courtesy Photo)

Upham takes on fifth annual Green Week

The high school will not be the only school in Wellesley that celebrates Earth Day next week.  Upham Elementary will host their fifth annual Green Week from April 27 to May 1 to spread the word about sustainability. The week will kick off on Monday with “re-certification day” when teachers will review their classrooms to…