Category Archives: Environment

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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Wellesley Wetlands Protection Committee has vacancy

The Wellesley Natural Resources Commission is looking for a volunteer to serve on the Wetlands Protection Committee. The Committee meets every third Thursday evening and is responsible for enforcing state and local wetlands protection law.  Experience in a related field, such as civil engineering, law or environmental sciences, is preferred, but not required.  Training (paid […]

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“Growthbusters: Hooked on Growth” movie/discussion on tap

Unitarian Universalist Society of Wellesley Hills (309 Washington St.) is hosting a free screening of and discussion about “Growthbusters: Hooked on Growth” on Feb. 27 at 7:30pm. The pitch: Have you ever questioned the conventional wisdom that growth will solve our problems? Are economic growth and consumption overwhelming all that conservation and technology might do to keep the […]

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Hills Garden Club of Wellesley is thinking about Spring

While Wellesley continues to unbury from the recent storms, the Hills Garden Club of Wellesley is thinking about Spring. The club celebrates its 60th anniversary this year and has a Garden Tour planned for June 9. This will be a fundraiser for improvements and renovations at Wellesley’s Clock Tower at Elm Park. Signs like the one […]

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