Category Archives: Environment

Unmistakable reference to Wellesley dump

Frequent Swellesley tipster LR pointed us to a recent NY Times Book Review essay (“Found Fiction”) by Sarah Manguso about her fond memories as a kid scavenging books at a dump/recycling center that bears a striking resemblance to our own Wellesley Recycling & Disposal Facility. As it turns out, that’s because they’re one and the same. The essayist […]

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Save the date: Reeds Pond spring clean-up in Wellesley on April 25

Join Reeds Pond neighbors on Earth Day (Saturday, April 25 from 9am-2pm) at Woodside Avenue for a spring clean-up. This popular conservation spot is sorely in need of some TLC, according to organizer Molly Pickett ([email protected]).  She says work to do includes invasive weed removal, trash and brush pick-up, raking and spreading wood chips on the path. […]

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Here we go again: Wellesley eco-activists now rally around South 41

Buoyed by the success of their Save the North 40 campaign this past year in which they convinced Wellesley College to settle for the Town’s $35 million offer, local activists are moving on to the next frontier: Saving the little known South 41. The environmental activists, in an effort to be sustainable, are busily recycling the […]

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Sustainability video winner debuts at Wellesley STEM Expo

Wellesley High School sophomores Luisa Coakley and Lily Fenton took home first prize (GoPro cameras) for their Sustainability Challenge video, which made its public debut Saturday at the Wellesley STEM Expo. Contest entrants were challenged to come up with a video to help explain sustainability to a 5th grade audience. Coakley and Fenton are involved in the […]

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North 40 update from Wellesley College

From Wellesley College re: North 40 March 13, 2015 Dear Neighbor: In December, we informed you about an asphalt substance in the southern portion of the North 40 land parcel. The College began removing the non-hazardous substance in mid-December, but work needed to be paused before the project was completed. Then, it snowed. With the […]

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Frigid temps don’t deter Wellesley idling police

While it might be tempting to keep your car idling in school drop-off/pick-up lines when the weather is at its coldest, Wellesley Green Schools supporters urge you to turn the key and help out the environment/public health. Sprague Elementary School student Kurt Marten, with his 4-year-old brother Hans and his mom Elaine, built this snowman […]

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