Green Collaborative

The Wellesley Green Collaborative is a quarterly gathering of environmentally minded organizations. The goal of the Green Collaborative is a simple one: bring together the people who work towards making our town more sustainable. Meetings provide opportunities to share initiatives, brainstorm, and when possible, combine efforts. Topical speakers often present. Participants in the Collaborative include neighborhood associations, houses of worship, environmental groups and representatives from town boards and departments. Each group has its own focus, but all are committed to protecting and improving Wellesley’s environment.  A list of Green Collaborative organizations appears here.  

The Collaborative builds on Wellesley’s considerable assets, such as our Sustainable Energy Committee (SEC), which works to lower our town’s carbon footprint; our innovative Recycling and Disposal Facility (RDF) which has led the way in recycling for over 35 years; our Natural Resources Commission (NRC), stewards of our town’s lands which provide recreation, valuable wildlife habitat and much of our town’s water; and of course, our involved residents. Join us, individually or with your group. We meet at the Wellesley Free Library. Contact us at sec@wellesleyma.gov.

Building Our Way to a More Sustainable Future - January 21, 2020

This Green Collaborative meeting focused on how new approaches to the design, construction, renovation and operation of buildings can dramatically reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, increase resiliency and improve the health and comfort of the built environment (read more). You can view a video of this meeting here. Click on the links below to view presentation slides for each speaker. 

Presentation by Stephanie Horowitz, ZeroEnergy Design

Presentation by Bill Maclay, Maclay Architects

Presentation by Marybeth Martello, Wellesley Sustainable Energy Committee (SEC) Director  and Fred Bunger, SEC Vice Chair