Grab Friends, Family and Your Bike on
Saturday, September 24th for
Sustainability Expo at the MLP and Bike Tour
As part of the world’s largest sustainability event – Moving Planet- Wellesley will be hosting a Sustainability Expo and Bike Tour on Saturday September 24th.
Sign up now here http://www.sustainablewellesley.com/
WHAT: WORLD’S LARGEST SUSTAINABLITY EVENT COMES TO TOWN
WHO: WELLESLEY AND NEIGHBORING TOWNS’ RESIDENTS
WHERE: MUNICIPAL LIGHT PLANT – 4 MUNICIPAL WAY, WELLESLEY
WHEN: SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 24TH 1O AM- 2 PM
HOW: STROLL THROUGH THE EXPO &/OR RIDE BIKES THROUGH TOWN
WHY: LOWER WELLESLEY’S CARBON EMISSIONS 10% BY 2013
The Sustainability Expo – a fun family event — starts at 10 am at Wellesley’s Municipal Light Plant at 4 Municipal Way. Come see how easy, important and economical saving our natural resources can be. Vendors and town representatives will be showing their offerings, and sharing tips on how to reduce emissions, save money and preserve our environment.
Everyone will gather at 10:30 AM for the Moving Planet photo opportunity at the Municipal Light Plant.
At 11:00 AM, those wishing to visit a variety of sites of renewable interest in Wellesley are invited on the first Wellesley Sustainability Tour. Visit the sites on bike, foot, or other transport and meet representatives at each site who can explain/discuss your special interests. Participants are then welcome to enjoy a free ice cream after the tour from White Mountain Creamery.
At 2 pm all are invited to join Wellesley College students and depart for Boston (via bike, public transport or carpool) to attend the Moving Planet parade which starts at 3:00, followed by a 4 pm rally.
“The Expo and bike tour are part of a huge international event, yet it showcases so many ways Wellesley residents can achieve the town’s goal of reducing carbon emissions 10% by 2013, while lowering their bills along the way,” said Quentin Prideaux, resident and organizer of the Wellesley event. “Avid and novice bikers alike are excited to be physically moving into Boston using as few fossil fuels as possible as a way of exemplifying the spirit of the Moving Planet event,” Prideaux said.
Sustainability Tour highlights:
- LEED certified home with geothermal & rainwater handling system
- Solar powered home
- Homes with solar thermal, spray-in insulation, leak sealing
- Home power meter, high efficiency appliances, Solar DHW
- Local vegetable gardens
- Durable and energy efficient water heater
- Organic lawn care
- Clean, renewable energy sources
- Solar powered lighting
Grab a family member, neighbor and a friend, sign up or swing by Saturday, September 24th for a moving day.