Category Archives: Environment

Idle away an hour at Wellesley movie night

Wednesday, April 30, 7:00 pm Whole Foods Market’s Community Room Does the irritating exhaust from idling cars drive you crazy? Idling has a serious impact on our health—and it has legal and financial consequences too. Come watch “IDLE THREAT: Man on Emission,” the story of one man in New York City who has decided to […]

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Wellesley Give-and-Take opens

The Give-and Take area is up and running and ready to accept your household cast-offs. If you’d like to get the first look at things as they come in, the Friends of Wellesley RDF is looking for volunteers to help sort out all incoming treasures. Also of interest: Why Wellesley RDF is closed most Sundays Why are […]

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New view for Blue Ginger

Not only is the Blue Ginger restaurant in Wellesley soon going to have the new Belclare condo/retail complex across the street, but new trees will replace some sick ones that are slated to be removed this month from in front of the Washington Street business. It seems that  borers (insects) have been munching on the […]

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Wellesley Farmers’ Market: Not giving up on the Fall or beyond

As we reported a couple weeks back, the Wellesley Farmers’ Market won’t be happening this spring. Various parties associated with the market (Whole Foods, the market manager, Sustainable Wellesley, etc.) didn’t respond to our inquiries at the time (only MassHort did), but now a formal statement has been issued on the market’s status that confirms […]

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Solar energy push is on in Wellesley

The solar panels installed at Wellesley College (shown here), Wellesley High School and Wellesley Municipal Light Plant in recent years make quite a statement: not only are they eye-catching on a sunny day, but they also allow the facilities to produce renewable energy. Now the town’s Sustainable Energy Committee is making a push to get Wellesley […]

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Wellesley Natural Resources Commission going Hollywood, sort of

The Wellesley Natural Resources Commission is hosting a series of environmental-themed films this year — not quite big name movies like Eric Brockovich, Wall-E or even more recently, Promised Land – but smaller and practical films meant to inspire action by viewers. The first film, titled Simple Steps to a Greener Home, will be shown Feb. […]

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Simple Steps to Organic Lawn Care seminar coming to Wellesley

Professional horticulturist and enemy of pesticides Chip Osborne will discuss on Feb. 13 at Wellesley Free Library reasons to consider a natural approach to lawn care, including public health, children’s health, storm-water runoff and water quality issues.  The talk, presented by the Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project and the library, starts at 6:30pm and is free […]

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