The PTO Green Team Committee promotes environmental stewardship 

Next Wayland Green Team Meeting
 Happy Hollow ES Library
The Wayland Green Team meetings are held every FIRST Thursday of the month, unless otherwise announced. Welcome!

Wayland Green Team In The News 
 "Wayland Produce Served in School Cafeterias"
Nov 2, 2013 Wayland Town Crier 
Read the article here:

Good to Know
The Environmental Working Group has put together their new Dirty Dozen (and then some) and Clean Fifteen produce & pesticide shopping guide. Check it out here.


Earth Day Network Website
Please contact us if you want to volunteer for Wayland Earth Day 2014: 

Earth Day 2012 was a HUGE SUCCESS
Over 60 exhibitors and 400 visitors.

What's Going On

Check out the Wayland School Gardens this summer! 


Next Wayland High School Green Thumb Club Meeting 
Thursday APRIL 17th 2.15pm WHS Room B134


WAYLAND EARTH DAY IS COMING SUNDAY MAY 4th 2014 11am to 3pm at the Wayland Town Hall
Come Join our "SkillFest"!

SATURDAY February 15, 2014
Join Massachusetts Beekeepers and demand Lowe and Home Depot stop selling bee killing pesticides and plants.

When and where: 
Saturday, February 15, 11 AM – 2 PM
11 AM – 12 PM: Natick Home Depot 
( 339 Speen St, Natick, MA 01760)
12 – 1 PM: Framingham Lowe’s
 ( 350 Cochituate Rd, Framingham, MA 01701)
1 - 2 PM : Waltham Home Depot 
(00 1st Ave, Waltham, MA 02451)

Beekeepers, come in costume, light your smokers, bring flowers and signs, kids too. This is a friendly action.

Protesters will collect signatures on Valentines cards, asking that these stores “Show Bees Some Love” by removing bee-killing pesticides and plants from their shelves.(*)www.foe.org/news/news-releases/2013-08-bee-die-offs-new-tests-find-bee-killing-pesticides


THURSDAY, JAN. 16, 2014
7-9 PM
at the First Parish of Sudbury, Unitarian Universalist on 327 Concord Road, in Sudbury. Bring your own mug!
350 Massachusetts is a volunteer-led, campaign-focused initiative convened and facilitated by Better Future Project, connecting and organizing a strong grassroots coalition to address climate change and build a just and secure future beyond fossil fuels.
Learn More About the Brand New 350MA


Museum of Science's FOOD ON FILM PRESENTS and Boston Natural Areas Network's 2014 FILM SERIES Presents:

Symphony of the Soil

Wednesday, January 29; 7:00 p.m.
Cahners Theater, Museum of Science
Admission: Free

Thomas J. Akin, conservation agronomist, grazing lands coordinator, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service | Serita D. Frey PhD, professor of soil microbial ecology, University of New Hampshire; research faculty at The Harvard Forest | Jim Ward, farmer and owner, Ward's Berry Farm, Sharon, Massachusetts


TUESDAY FEB. 4, 2014
Room 228B
at the Wayland High School
The Wayland Green Teens are building a garden at the Wayland High School and doing a kayak river clean up with Pat Conway this spring. The WGTeens are also participating in Earth Day on May 4, 2014!
All Wayland High School Students are welcome to join!


Transition Wayland

Eliminating Plastic Bags 
The Wayland Green Team and Transition Wayland are spearheading an effort to eliminate plastic bags. We would appreciate your support in showing the company that Wayland is behind this environment and wildlife-friendly policy. Read this letter and contact andrea@waylandgreenteam.org if you want to sign it or help.

Happy Hollow students are happily recycling

Got Styrofoam?
Grace Congregational Church in conjunction with REFOAMIT, LLC is sponsoring:
Foam Recycling Day (Styrofoam) for residential and small businesses
Saturday January 4, 2014 10-3pm
Please remove all tape, labels and food and bring to:
Grace Congregational Church 76 Salem End Road
Framingham, MA 508-872-3342

About that Trash!
You know (what should be) the old saying: look at someone's trash and you know everything about them.
The Green Team has put out a call to the school community to investigate our Town's trash in a school made documentary.    Contact kaat@transitionewayland.org is you want to help. Find more info here.

Past Events

May 2012. Success! Our efforts, especially those of Green Teamer Pat Conaway, paid off: Wayland's public spaces and ball fields have adopted new, blue recycling bins next to the existing green trash bins. Read about it in the Patch and the Town Crier.

The Green Team met with the Board of Public Works on Monday, April 30, 2012, to stress the continued need for recycling pickup at our fields and parks. Soon after the issue was resolved and we'll have a recycling program! Read the article in the Patch for more details.