Category Archives: Environment

Wellesley Farmers’ Market to make triumphant return this spring

The Wellesley Farmers’ Market, which went on hiatus in 2014, will come roaring back this spring on a new day and at roomier location. The market,  held on Thursdays at the Whole Foods parking lot in 2012 and 2013, will now be held on Saturdays at 309 Washington St. (Rte. 16 West), where the UU Wellesley […]

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What the heck is Sustainability anyway Wellesley?

Wellesley residents attending high school in town or elsewhere are invited to create a video to explain what the environmentally friendly buzzword Sustainability means in such a way that 5th graders can understand it. The deadline is March 1, and winners will be announced at the Wellesley STEM Expo later in March.

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Sustainable Wellesley is greener than thou

Sustainable Wellesley, a volunteer organization that is all about recycling, living without pesticides, and moving toward clean energy, has a good-looking updated website.  The group, whose mission is to engage the residents, businesses, and the Town of Wellesley in the actions required for sustainability, encourages big and small changes on a road toward increasing energy […]

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North 40 purchase approval flies through Wellesley Special Town Meeting

The town of Wellesley’s $35M+ purchase of Wellesley College’s North 40 property gained approval without any real drama at the Special Town Meeting held on Tuesday night. The meeting didn’t last much more than an hour — apparently all that needed to be said was said at the various meetings, demonstrations and information sessions leading […]

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Top Wellesley stories of 2014: E. coli, North 40, booze & more

All politics is local: Two locals — Gubernatorial candidate Joe Avellone and Treasurer candidate Mike Heffernan — took a run at statewide offices. Neither won, though a slew of Wellesleyites were called on to advise new Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker as he transitions into office. Locally, Gig Babson ended her nine-year streak on the Board of Selectmen […]

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North 40 weekend: demonstrators make points, Wellesley College issues asphalt clean-up alert

Organizers of Saturday’s Save the North 40 demonstration in front of the Central Street fire station estimate 150 people stopped by during the 2-hour event to learn more about their cause: urging Wellesley College to sell its North 40 property to a conservancy that will preserve it for public use and wildlife. A key message […]

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Friends of North 40 set teach-in, demonstration for Saturday

The Friends of the North 40, a group urging Wellesley College not to sell its Weston Road/Rte. 135 property to developers, is inviting the public to join a teach-in/demonstration on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 1pm. The event will take place at the corner of Central Street and Weston Road, on the Fire House sidewalk and lawn, across […]

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Composting service seeks to worm its way into Wellesley

In Wellesley, there are three options for getting rid of fruit and vegetable kitchen scraps: throwing them down the garbage disposal, tossing them into the trash, or mixing them in with your backyard compost heap.  Of the three, the compost heap is the most environmentally friendly because the average household composting operation isn’t on a […]

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