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With a goal to achieve a town-wide energy reduction of 10% by 2013 Sustainable Wellesley's current campaign is to promote participation in the Wellesley Renewable Energy program.  This program enables residents to voluntarily purchase electricity from renewable sources procured by our Municipal Light Plant.  We believe strongly that this program is a crucial component to achieving Town Meeting’s mandate of a 10% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.  Join your neighbors!  Go to http://www.wellesleyrenewableenergy.com/ to put your stake in the ground, or in this case, dot on the map right now. 




The images above are from March 2011 & March 2012. Now you can see the Power to Choose!

First steps to getting involved with Sustainable Wellesley:
1) Join the email distribution by clicking the button at the top left of this page
... check-out  our most clicked e-Newsletter for a sample
 
2) Check-out our Local Inspiration page to see what your neighbors are doing and send your story 
 
3) Join our team of volunteers - contribute 90 minutes of your time to help reach the remaining homes and other fun events around town in the Spring.  
    Other help needed:
  • An expert columnist (various sustainability topics)
  • Web administrator – organize and build our web content
  • Event organizer
  • Enthusiastic residents interested in connecting and becoming part of the network
To get involved send email with your contact information and interests to: info@SustainableWellesley.com
 
More about our goal... 

reduce town-wide energy use 10% by 2013 

 

(from the baseline measurement in 2007).  

 

This goal was approved by Annual Town Meeting in 2008 and is already in action. Wellesley now has a permanent Sustainable Energy Committee and staff Sustainable Energy Coordinator, Molly Fairchild, who are working with the Municipal Light Plant and the Green Schools Committee and other Town Departments to realize Town-wide energy reduction and more sustainable practices.

For Wellesley residents, ten percent energy reduction will have spectacular results, providing a combined savings of about $7 million, annually, or an average savings of $800 per household.  Collectively, we will send nearly $1 million less to OPEC nations which is equal to taking 8,600 cars off of the road.

 

 Stay Tuned for coming updates...
 

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