Demonstrators from Sustainable Wellesley and other individuals took to the streets (or should we say the street corners) on Monday with signs in hand, calling for awareness and action to preserve our climate. This rally took place near Wellesley Village Church, which is just down the road from the Town Hall, where protestors are more commonly seen.
The gathering, one of at least a dozen across the state, aimed to support the passage of a strong and comprehensive climate bill in the state.
The protestors received a good amount of friendly (we think) honks from cars driving by.
Nancy Stakun says
Preserving our wetlands is essential to battle climate change. Why would the NRC even consider placing stadium lights next to the wetlands at Hunnewell field, especially since Wellesley has declared a climate emergency? It is very concerning that the NRC did not follow their own criteria and mission.
Stadium lights at the high-school are a quality-of-life issue for neighbors, not a bona fide climate/environmental issue. Trying to mix in the latter just de-legitimizes the former…
I disagree, I believe it is both. Wetlands are an essential piece in battling climate change. & Yes, it is a big quality of life issue for neighbors
Jim. M. says
Mike, You are correct in implying that turning Hunnewell Park into a nighttime amusement park is cruel to neighbors. It is against the NRC’s own policies, and just plain wrong, considering there is no other stadium in the state that is that close to residents. . But you are showing your ignorance about the impact this project will have on the wetlands, the wildlife, and on sustainability. Leading climate experts assert that preserving our wetlands, which lights and noise will harm, is essential to carbon sequestration and protection from flooding.
Tom Libby says
Why are so many many houses being built on this town’s wetlands, Their is plenty of land available on Seaver St.. Closer to the schools, students can walk to school.