9/17: Wayland Resiliency Project Ribbon Cutting

Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 – Time: 4:00 p.m. Place: Wayland Middle School 201 Main Street Wayland, MA 01778 RSVP: rsvp@ameresco.com by Friday, September 13 You’re Invited! The Town of Wayland invites the community to a ribbon cutting for a new energy resiliency initiative. Resiliency is critical during severe storms and grid outages for Wayland Middle School, which serves as the Town Emergency Shelter. The building will now receive back-up power from the existing solar arrays.

9/28: Repair Cafe in Framingham

THE FIX IS FREE AT THE REPAIR CAFE: bring it to be fixed! Saturday September 28, 10 AM – 1 PM Scott Hall at First Parish, 24 Vernon Street, Framingham MA Most items are welcome, but we specialize in mendable clothing, lamps, small appliances, computers and other electronics, bikes, toys, outdoor power equipment, jewelry, sewing machines and dull blades. If your item needs a part, save time and bring the new part with you. Enjoy a free drink and a snack, have fun,

9/20: Climate Strike in Boston

Stand with youth on September 20th for Youth Climate Strike’s call to action to fight the climate crisis. Following the lead of Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, thousands of young people and adult allies will gather in Boston on September 20 to march for climate action! There will be a carpool and group train ride to the event from Wayland: check back soon for more information or email info@energizewayland.org. This is the Sept. 20 climate strike schedule according to the Facebook

Two Wayland homes get Pearl ‘Gold’ rating for efficiency

(This article appeared in the Wayland Town Crier on May 9, 2019) Two homes in Wayland can now boast that they are among the first high performing homes in Massachusetts to receive a “Gold” rating from Pearl Certification, a national program designed to help homeowners capture the value of their home’s environmentally friendly and efficient features when they sell the property. Pearl is working with MassEnergize, a local nonprofit, to promote green and energy efficient homes in Wayland and Concord. “MassEnergize

Concord’s Electricity is 54% Carbon Free

Concord’s Municipal Light Plant has been strategically working towards a carbon free power supply, through retiring Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) from renewable projects that CMLP purchases energy from, and purchasing RECs from other projects through a 0.01/kwh energy charge increase. According to the Town Manager’s report (2/25/2019) Concord’s electricity in 2018 was 54% carbon free. A great help for reducing the Town’s carbon footprint!

Hybrid was a great buy!

When the U.N. made its most recent Global Warning announcement, Waylander Steve Engler decided to act to significantly reduce his use of gasoline. He wrote us the following: I looked at the Honda Insight (Hybrid only) and the Chevrolet Volt, but in October bought a Honda Clarity! One of the better plug-ins available, I believe. I drive the first 40 miles each day on electricity only. This makes most of my days gas free! Hybrid mileage (for those above 40 miles/day) at